Current Openings

Postdoc or Scientist- Microphysiological Tumor Systems

A position for a postdoctoral scholar or research scientist is available immediately at Stanford University, in the Department of Radiation Oncology—Physical Oncology Laboratory (PI: Dr. Guillem Pratx)Join a diverse and dynamic group of researchers in making a lasting impact on translational cancer research by building novel physical tools and methods. The lab’s interests revolve around three areas:

  • Cancer imaging
  • Metabolic heterogeneity
  • Radiation therapy

Candidates can apply to this position either as postdoctoral scholar (0-3 years post-PhD; $60,000/year) or research scientist (4 or more years post-PhD; salary commensurate with experience).

The ideal candidate for this position is

  • Passionate about cancer research
  • Interested in cracking difficult problems
  • Knowledgeable and curious
  • Effective at communicating
  • Open to work in a multidisciplinary team
  • Attentive to details
  • A person of integrity

The position will involve developing in vitro microphysiological tumor systems (“tumor-on-a-chip”) for translational cancer research. No specific technical skills are required as pre-requisites for this position, however the candidate will be expected to learn and master the following techniques:

  • Soft lithography & microfluidics
  • 3D mammalian cell culture models
  • Tissue engineering
  • Radiation therapy
  • Radionuclide imaging
  • Biological assays

To apply, please send CV and one-page cover letter to this email address: 

Equal opportunity employer

Questions & Answers

Q: Are you currently accepting Stanford students?

A: The lab is a great environment for learning about medical physics and cancer imaging. However, space and mentoring constraints limit the number of undergraduate and graduate students that can work in the lab. To inquire about a possible student rotation, please send an email with your CV and transcripts. It helps to specify projects in which you have particular interest. Your application will be evaluated based on the needs of ongoing projects.

Q: I would like to apply for a PhD position at Stanford in your lab

Stanford University does not currently have a graduate program in Medical Physics. Accredited programs in the US and Canada are available elsewhere. Students interested in graduate studies at Stanford must apply directly to their program of choice; PhD programs are available in the School of Medicine, School of Engineering, and School of Humanities and Sciences.

Q: I am looking for a postdoctoral position

A: Please consult the open positions above to see if anything matches your background or interests. We will consider all applications, even those that fall outside published openings. We are constantly looking for promising scientists to join our ranks!

Q: I am interested in a visiting researcher position

A: A Visiting Scholar appointment at Stanford can be arranged, provided that the candidate's background matches ongoing research projects. Please visit the Research Section to see if your background is well aligned with the lab's focus.

Q: Does the lab offers summer internships

A limited number of internship positions are available for undergraduate students each year. For you application to be considered, please apply no later than April 1st.