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Our research group is interested in understanding the mechanisms of regeneration in the inner ear sensory organ. We have ongoing projects evaluating such mechanisms using mouse and human models. We are looking for 2 motivated and skilled candidates to participate.  Ongoing work involves the use of tissue cultures, time-lapse imaging, cellular and whole animal physiology, and single cell RNAseq.

Preference will be given to candidates with strong background in cell and molecular biology, animal work, and/or auditory physiology.

The successful applicant will join and benefit greatly from collaboration and interactions with outstanding researchers within and outside of this group. Positions available immediately with research funding provided.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Alan Cheng at aglcheng@stanford.edu or 650-868-6338.

The Ó Maoiléidigh lab in the Research Division of the Department of Otolaryngology at Stanford University is seeking two Postdoctoral Scholars. We are seeking two highly-motivated scientists to work on a multidisciplinary team studying the mechanics and physiology of the inner ear in collaboration with the Ricci and Grillet labs.

Position 1: (Theory) Cell mechanics, fluid mechanics, and stochastic dynamical systems.

Position 2: (Experiment) Single-cell biophysics, physiology, and imaging.

POSTDOCTORAL position in Neurosciences- mechanobiology- electronic microscopy Stanford University School of Medicine

The laboratory of Nicolas Grillet is recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to work on the molecular mechanisms of sound detection. The hair cells of the inner ear have a mechanotransduction organelle, the hair bundle that is sensitive to minuscule motion. We analyze deaf mutant mice to investigate the role of the mutated genes in sound detection.

The Grillet lab has expertise in molecular and cellular aspects of the hair bundle function, and in fluorescence and electronic microscopy (scanning, transmission, FIB…) (Trouillet et al, 2021, Journal of Neuroscience.; Wu & Grillet et al., Nature Neuroscience, 2017; Grillet et al., Neuron, 2009).

We are looking for an outstanding electrophysiologist with a strong scientific background and proven accomplishments in patch clamp technique or measurements of auditory brainstem evoked response, distortion-product otoacoustic emissions or endocochlear potential.  The ideal candidate will be responsible for performing such measurements in animal models in vivo and human cells in vitro.

Experience with intracochlear perfusion and molecular techniques (including quantitative RT-PCR, ELISA, and western blotting) as well as confocal microscopy is desired. Excellent multi-tasking skills, attention to detail and ability to work independently are required. Strong communication and people skills are required as well as a desire to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, translational research group working at the interface of neuroscience, stem cell biology, and novel therapeutic development.

We are looking for an outstanding stem cell biologist with a strong scientific background and proven accomplishments in deriving and differentiating human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) into neural cell types for functional genomics, target validation, and drug screening with a focus on neurodegenerative disorders and hearing loss.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the maintenance, differentiation and characterization of human pluripotent stem cell-derived lines. Extensive hands-on experience in working with neurons and/or Schwann cells, developing complex functional assays, small molecule screening, and high-content imaging is preferred.

Experience with molecular techniques (including quantitative RT-PCR, ELISA, and western blotting) is required. Excellent multi-tasking skills, attention to detail and ability to work independently are required. Strong communication and people skills are required as well as a desire to work in a fast-paced, highly collaborative, translational research group working at the interface of neuroscience, stem cell biology, and novel therapeutic development.

The Department of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University is seeking a basic and/or translational scientist to join the Division of Head and Neck Surgery as a faculty member in the University Tenure Line (UTL) or in the Non-tenure Line (Research). Candidates should have a strong background in, and a focus on, translational head and neck cancer research.

As this is a clinical department, the candidate’s scientific program and scope should have a clear potential impact to advance the understanding and treatment of diseases and disorders related to head and neck oncology (e.g. squamous cell carcinoma, thyroid/parathyroid neoplasms, and nasopharyngeal carcinoma).  

The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching. 

The major criterion for appointment for faculty in the Non-tenure Line (Research) is evidence of high-level performance as a researcher for whose special knowledge a programmatic need exists. Faculty line and rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate and can range from Assistant to Full Professor.

Submissions will be reviewed beginning August 1, 2021, and accepted until the position is filled.

The Division of Comprehensive Otolaryngology in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University seeks a board-eligible or board-certified otolaryngologist to join the Division as an Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Full Professor in either the Medical Center Line or the Clinician Educator Line.

Academic rank and line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the Medical Center Line shall be excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill.

The major criterion for appointment as Clinician Educators is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, teaching, administrative and/or scholarship appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill.

The Division of Pediatric Otolaryngology, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at Stanford University seeks a board certified/eligible Otolaryngologist to join the department as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or full Professor in the Medical Center Line.  

The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the Medical Center Line shall be excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill.Faculty rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

The successful applicant should have an MD or an MD/PhD degree, fellowship training in pediatric otolaryngology, and a passion for teaching and research.

Open Postdoctoral position, faculty mentor Dr. John Sunwoo

Our laboratory studies the interaction between tumor cells and the host immune system. Current research includes: understanding the role of innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) and NK cells in the context of cancer; understanding how epigenetic changes in the tumor microenvironment modulate immune responses; and understanding tumor-intrinsic mechanisms driving immune response and/or evasion. Our lab is also actively developing novel therapeutic approaches to enhance the immune control of malignant cell growth. We are looking for someone interested in a postdoctoral fellowship to pursue studies using primary patient samples and novel in vivo and in vitro model systems.