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Faculty Position: Assistant Professor or Associate Professor | Sleep Surgery Division

The Division of Sleep Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery at Stanford University seeks a board-certified or board-eligible otolaryngologist or oral and maxillofacial surgeon to join the Division as Assistant Professor or Associate Professor in the Clinician Educator line or the University Medical Line. We are particularly interested in candidates who have a fellowship or equivalent experience in Sleep Medicine or Sleep Surgery.

  • The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the University Medical 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.


Academic rank and line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Faculty Position: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor | Otology-Neurotology Division

The Division of Otology-Neurotology in the Department of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery at Stanford University seeks a board-certified or board-eligible otolaryngologist with an MD, or equivalent, to join the Division as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor in either the University Medical Line or the University Tenure Line.

  • The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the University Medical 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 University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching.


Faculty rank and line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Faculty Position: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, possible Division Chief | Laryngology Division

The Division of Laryngology in the Department of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery at Stanford University seeks a board-certified or board-eligible otolaryngologist with an MD, or equivalent, to join the Division of Laryngology as Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor in either the University Medical Line or the Clinician Educator Line, and possibly be the Division Chief.

  • The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the University Medical 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.
     

Academic rank and line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

   

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Position in Aminoglycoside Ototoxicity Research

Our research group focuses on understanding the mechanisms of aminoglycoside ototoxicity. We are looking for highly motivated and skilled candidates to join a team of scientists investigating such mechanisms using mouse models.  This is a joint position in the Ricci and Cheng labs. Ongoing work involves the use of in vivo imaging, histology and auditory physiology.

Preference will be given to candidates with strong background in microscopy, histology, and whole animal physiology.

The successful applicant will join and benefit greatly from collaboration and interactions with outstanding researchers within and outside a consortium of inner ear researchers in our department, and also the neuroscience and bioengineering communities at Stanford. Positions available immediately with research funding provided.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter, 3 references and resume to Alan Cheng at aglcheng@stanford.edu and Anthony Ricci aricci@stanford.edu

   

Postdoctoral Position in Pepper Lab

Appt term: 1 year with possibility of renewal annually
Start date: immediate

The primary aim of the Pepper Lab at the Stanford Facial Nerve Center is to produce a novel treatment for motor nerve injury that hastens clinical recovery.  To pursue this goal, we perform both discovery and translational research using mouse models of facial and sciatic nerve injury.  Through our previous and ongoing discovery research, we have identified several therapeutic candidates (small molecules and tissue engineering approaches) and have funding to support the pre-clinical assessment of our lead compounds.  We seek a highly motivated and translationally-focused postdoctoral fellow to help us vet our therapeutic candidates, describe their impact on regenerating nerve tissue, and further assess the signals that drive effective neural regeneration after injury. 
 
We rely heavily on in-vivo models of nerve injury and repair.  Prior experience with mouse models, preferably transgenic mice, is required.  We use cell culture assays to assess drug potency and screen for bioactivity.  Therefore, familiarity with basic cell culture techniques is required as well.  The desired candidate would have a PhD in Neuroscience or a related discipline with an interest in translational research.  Experience or desire to progress in data science is helpful.  Preferred start date: Immediate.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD in Neuroscience or related disciplines
  • Experience with animal models, preferably transgenic mice
  • Ability to work well in a diverse team
  • Effective oral and written communication skills with prior scientific publication
  • Excellent organization skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately
  • Able to solve problems independently
     

Required

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter describing interest and relevant experience for the project
  • Three potential reference contacts
   

Postdoctoral Positions in Cheng Lab

The Cheng lab in the Research Division of the Department of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, Stanford University, 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.

   

Postdoctoral Positions in Ó Maoiléidigh Lab

The Ó Maoiléidigh lab in the Research Division of the Department of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, 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.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Dáibhid Ó Maoiléidigh at dmelogy@stanford.edu.

   

Postdoctoral Positions in Grillet Lab

The Grillet lab in the Research Division of the Department of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, Stanford University, 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).

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Nicolas Grillet at ngrillet@stanford.edu or 650-868-6338.

   

Postdoctoral Position in Stankovic (Neuro-Otology and Biotechnology) Lab

Experienced Electrophysiologist

The Stankovic lab in the Research Division of the Department of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, Stanford University, is 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.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to Alfred Machicado.

   

Postdoctoral Position in Stankovic (Neuro-Otology and Biotechnology) Lab

Stem Cell Biologist

The Stankovic lab in the Research Division of the Department of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, Stanford University, is 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.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Stuart Jeung at stuartj7@stanford.edu.

   

Postdoctoral Position in Sunwoo Lab

The Sunwoo lab in the Research Division of the Department of Otolaryngology — Head & Neck Surgery, Stanford University, 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. 

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply by sending a cover letter and resume to Tiffany Kwan at tlkwan@stanford.edu.