Senior Research Scientist and a Postdoctoral Fellow

Location
Stanford, California (US)
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
May 13 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

We are seeking creative, highly motivated, and team-oriented scientists to perform cutting-edge research: a Senior Research Scientist and a Postdoctoral Fellow to join the Blau Lab in the Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology, Stanford University School of Medicine. Successful candidates will work with a multidisciplinary and dynamic research team on aging and regenerative medicine. 

A major focus of the lab is our recent discovery that the Prostaglandin Degrading Enzyme (15-PGDH) is a pivotal molecular determinant of muscle aging (Palla et al. Science 2021). In mice and humans, 15-PGDH expression increases with age. Even brief systemic 15-PGDH inhibition augments muscle mass and strength, and increases endurance, which suggests it leads to rejuvenation of multiple aged tissues. 

Qualifications:

The senior scientist position requires a highly accomplished and rigorous scientist with an outstanding track-record of innovation and a sustained publication record. A PhD or MD/PhD and 5+ years of postdoctoral research experience is required. A strong background in molecular biology, assay development, mammalian primary cell culture, transgenic mouse models, and microscopy are essential.  Expertise in FACS, muscle biology, stem cell biology, aging, or regenerative medicine is desired.  Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills are imperative. The successful candidate will have a key role in directing a team of researchers, including postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and research assistants.

The postdoctoral position requires a PhD or MD/PhD in Biological Sciences. Previous expertise and/or interest in stem cell biology, mouse models, high-throughput sequencing technologies, bioinformatics, and genomics with a focus on treatments for aging and disease is desired. Ideal candidates should be scientifically rigorous, collaborative, and eager to learn about new fields and techniques.

Laboratory/Department: The applicant will have the opportunity to work with a stellar team of scientists. The Baxter Laboratory is a collaborative multi-laboratory workspace that pushes the cutting edge of technology to answer new and exciting biological questions. We employ multi-parametric analysis of cell types using state-of-the-art techniques such as CODEX and CyTOF. The Blau lab integrates epigenomic profiling, genetics, and machine learning to yield novel insights into stem cell biology, mouse models of disease, and reprogramming with a focus on therapeutic potential. Located in the midst of a vibrant academic research community at Stanford School of Medicine in the center of Silicon Valley.

Applicants should submit a current CV, cover letter, and contact information for 3 references to Dr. Helen Blau, hblau@stanford.edu.

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