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Research Assistant Position

The Steinberg lab is seeking 2 full time Research Assistants to support projects investigating:

  1. The neuroinflammatory response to stroke and stem cell transplantation. Post-stroke inflammation is considered to be a critical determinant of stroke outcome. We use flow cytometry to assess this post-stroke inflammatory response. You would primarily assist with the flow cytometry experiments and you would be highly involved with mouse breeding. Other duties could include tissue sectioning and staining, qPCR, in vitro assays, as well as rodent behavioral testing.
  2. The molecular mechanism of grafted stem cell in ischemic stroke. Human neural stem cell transplantation shows great potential as a therapy for ischemic stroke. However, little is known about the mechanisms by which hNSCs induce recovery. Identifying what the transplanted NSCs express in vivo will help elucidate their mechanism of action. We use molecular and in silico approaches to assess the transcriptome of grafted neural stem cells. You would primarily assist with the animal handling and behavioral tests and mammalian tissue culture. Other duties could include transcardial perfusion, tissue sectioning and staining, PCR and qPCR, as well in vitro assay.

Other responsibilities include assisting with records, and animal care. The LSRA is expected to keep abreast of scientific literature and contribute new ideas and techniques to the lab.

If interested in the immunology project: please send your CV to Dr Marieke Boshuizen:

If interested in the stem cell project: please send your CV to Dr Ricardo Pereira:

For more information, visit:

Stem Cell Scientist - No. 65753 

The Brain Tumor/Stem Cell Program in the Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University School of Medicine is seeking faculty with basic/translational research at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the University Tenure Line (UTL) or Non-Tenure Line (Research) (NTLR). The predominant criterion for appointment in the UTL is a major commitment to research and teaching. The major criterion for appointment for faculty in the NTLR is evidence of high-level performance as a researcher for whose special knowledge a programmatic need exists. Faculty rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Candidates should have a PhD and/or MD degree and be actively engaged or show promise in a laboratory research program. Consideration will also be given to scientists who have experience in working with primary patient samples and animal models, stem cells, and development of novel cell lines. The candidate will be responsible for establishing a pre-clinical brain tumor research core facility to help co-ordinate and facilitate research among various laboratories at Stanford University. The candidate should demonstrate strong potential for development into an independent investigator. A start-up package will be provided commensurate with experience. 

Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae, a brief letter outlining their interests and experience and three reference letters to:

Search Committee Chair,

To expedite review, please include ref. no. 65753 in email subject line

Deadline to apply February 28, 2018

Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women, members of minority groups, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities, as well as from others who would bring additional dimensions to the university’s research, teaching and clinical missions.