Steinberg Lab Open Positions

Open Positions

We encourage medical and undergraduate students, prospective postdoctoral scholars, and fellows who are interested in joining our lab to contact us.

Research Assistant Position, Neurosurgery, Stanford University

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:


The ideal candidate must have:

  • - BA/BS degree in neuroscience, biological science or related field
  • - An ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • - Good organization and time management skills
  • - Efficient communication skills.
  • - A willingness to work with rodents
  • - A willingness and ability to strictly follow instruction and protocols, and to work meticulously with attention to detail.
  • -General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs, databases, and scientific applications.
  • -Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
  • -Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance is essential.
  • - Full time commitment for a period of 1-2 years is required, 2 year commitment preferred.

Desired Qualifications

It would be desirable for the applicant to have experience with some of the following: flow cytometry, rodent handling and behavioral testing, immunohistochemistry and microscopy, basic molecular techniques such as PCR, qPCR, cloning and immunohistochemistry and tissue culture.

Contact Our Lab

Lab Manager
Rani Agrawal
Work phone: (650) 725-3111
Work Fax: (650) 498-4134
Work address: 1201 Welch Road, Stanford, CA 94305