Stanford School of Medicine

Post-doctoral Fellow or Research Scientist

Stanford School of Medicine

Stanford, United States

The Rohatgi Lab in the Department of Biochemistry at Stanford University School of Medicine is looking for post-doctoral fellows and Research Scientists to join exciting projects focused on cell-cell communication systems that play key roles in development and regenerative responses. A major focus is on strategies to repair these pathways in diseases ranging from birth defects, cancer and degenerative conditions. The lab uses a highly multidisciplinary approach that integrates protein and lipid biochemistry, cutting-edge microscopy, CRISPR-based genetic screens, chemical biology, structural studies and mouse genetics. We strive to provide a supportive, inclusive, organized and collaborative lab environment that maximizes the ability to tackle important biomedical problems. Career development is a priority. Nearly all prior lab members have obtained multiple publications and top-level competitive positions in academics or in the biotech industry.

Projects are available in the following areas:

1. New signaling mechanisms implicated in birth defects, cancer and regeneration.

2. Regulation of signaling and development by primary cilia.

3. Genetic and biochemical dissection of lipid pathways that regulate signaling, development and cancer.

4. The role of biomolecular condensates in cancer and cancer therapeutics.

More information about the Rohatgi Lab is available at

If interested, please email Raj Rohatgi ( with a copy of your CV and a letter describing your prior research background, current research interests, and names of three references.


Education: A bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or a related scientific field is required.  Applicants for post-doctoral fellowships should also have a PhD or equivalent degree.


1. Enthusiastic, curious and driven to solve important biomedical mysteries and challenges.

2. Able to function in both collaborative and independent research environments.

3. Embraces a growth mindset. Open to receiving and incorporating feedback.

4. Prioritizes reading the literature, using it to think creatively and plan feasible and effective experiments to test hypotheses.

5. Passion for understanding molecular mechanisms that drive both physiological and pathological processes.

6. Strong verbal and written communication skills.

7. Interest in mentoring and teaching lab members at all career levels.

8. Attention to detail in experimental design and execution.

9. Confidence to tackle technically challenging experiments, requiring troubleshooting, problem solving and optimization.

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty, students, post-doctoral fellows and staff. We welcome applications from all individuals regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, nationality, disability, prior institutional affiliation, sexual preference  or gender identity.

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Post-doctoral Fellow or Research Scientist