Stanford University

Postdoctoral Scholar in Molecular Diagnostics and Translational Cancer Research

Stanford University

Stanford, CA, United States

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University School of Medicine. The major focus of the NIH-funded lab is to develop novel diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive biomarkers for precision cancer medicine. Through close collaboration with clinicians at Stanford and beyond, we have access to large well-annotated clinical specimens and imaging data to support our biomarker research. Our lab is funded by 3 active NIH R01 grants. Our work has been published in JAMA OncologyClinical Cancer ResearchRadiology, etc.

The project involves development of epigenetic (DNA methylation-based) tissue and liquid biopsy tests for early cancer detection and prognostication. Candidates from a diverse background are encouraged to apply. The applicant should hold a PhD in Genetics, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Engineering, Computer Science, or a related discipline, with a strong motivation to solve biomedical problems. The ideal candidates will have prior research experience in NGS analysis, cancer genomics, or epigenetics. Strong statistical, machine learning, and programming skills are required.

I am dedicated to cultivating and mentoring the next generation scientists in biomedical research. Postdocs and students in the lab have gone on to establish their own independent labs in academia or secure jobs in healthcare or technology industry. Major awards to my trainees include ASTRO Clinical/Basic Science Research Award and Basic/Translational Science Award. One of my postdocs received the NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the NCI, and was offered a tenure-track faculty position at MD Anderson Cancer Center.

Stanford University is located at the heart of Silicon Valley, epicenter of the technology revolution in biomedicine. This is an excellent opportunity not only for those motivated to pursue an academic career, but also for those interested in entrepreneurship with the goal of commercialization and translation of new technology into clinical practice.

Interested applicants should send a research statement, CV, and names of three references to:

Ruijiang Li, PhD



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Postdoctoral Scholar in Molecular Diagnostics and Translational Cancer Research