Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Position Description:  The laboratory of Cristina M. Alvira, MD in the Department of Pediatrics, Stanford University School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with a background in lung or vascular biology to join its research program.  Our laboratory focuses on elucidating the molecular mechanisms that control alveolarization, the final stage of lung development, with a specific interest in how the lung microenvironment influences pulmonary angiogenesis and alveolar development.  Specific areas of research included a more complete understanding of pulmonary endothelial heterogeneity, and how endothelial cell phenotypes change during development and in response to injury.  Molecular, genetic and biochemical approaches are used to identify key regulators of pulmonary angiogenesis, and to explore how these pathways are altered in lung disease.  Dr. Alvira’s lab is housed within the shared laboratory space of the Center for Excellence in Pulmonary Biology, allowing for active interaction and collaboration with a number of other research groups with expertise in pulmonary vascular remodeling, developmental biology, cystic fibrosis, and interstitial lung disease.


Qualifications:  Ideal candidates will have an MD and/or PhD with a strong background in cell and molecular biology, excellent written and oral communication skills, be self-motivated, and a great team player.  A background in lung development, lung injury, or vascular biology is required.  Previous experience working with genetic mouse models and primary alveolar epithelial or pulmonary endothelial cells would be an asset.  To apply, please forward your CV, a personal statement, and contact information for three references to Cristina Alvira, MD at calvira@stanford.edu.