Prospective Postdocs

Welcome Message from Manuel Amieva, MD, PhD

Thank you for considering Stanford Pediatrics for your postdoctoral research training. We have prepared this website for you to introduce you to our community, department, professors, research, and professional development opportunities.

When you decide to join Pediatrics, you are joining a community of 75+ postdocs from top universities all over the world pursuing basic science, statistical science, social science, and computer science in 30+ labs. 

The common thread in this interdisciplinary department is a curiosity and motivation to work on open problems related to child health. 

In the lab, you will learn new research methods and mentor younger students. You will enhance your training, zero-in on the problems you want to solve, and prepare for an independent career as a researcher with state-of-the art facilities, speaker series, and world-renowned PIs. 

Outside the lab, you will have unique opportunities to teach and expand your skills as a grant writer, scientific author, and conference presenter. 

We look forward to working with you!

Manuel Amieva, MD, PhD
Director of Postdoctoral Affairs, Stanford Pediatrics

Explore this site for further information about our unique community of postdoctoral researchers

  • Events: Read on to discover the MCHRI Symposium, Pediatrics Education Forum, Diversity & Inclusion Forum, Pediatrics Research Retreat, and Postdoc Quarterly Breakfasts. Learn more
  • Mentorship: We support postdocs to engage with a second mentor - another researcher on campus for career and scientific advice. 
  • Special Funding:  We offer unique opportunities for funding through the MCHRI and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.
  • Map Your Postdoc Journey: Your postdoc journey will be unique, but we map out some of the milestones you don't want to miss along the way. Learn more

Community Building Events

Check out our great commuity-building events for postdocs!

Postdoc Alumni

We invite all of our postdoctoral alumni to stay involved with Stanford Pediatrics!

Your ongoing commitment to Stanford Pediatrics is crucial to the continued success of our programs research activities. From mentoring, speaking at events, or attending alumni weekend, there are lots of ways to strengthen your connection to Stanford and have a positive impact on the next generation of scientists.  

Check out our Alumni Profile below.

Alumni Spotlight

Natalia Gomez-Ospina, MD, PHD

Assistant Professor, Taube Pediatric Neurodegenerative Disease Research Faculty Scholar,  Department of Pediatrics, Division of Medical Genetics

What is your current area of research/job responsibility: Clinical responsibilities as a medical geneticist. Research on therapeutic genome editing for genetic diseases.

What piece of advice would you like to share with current Peds postdocs to make the most of their time at Stanford? Take a scientific writing class and a public speaking class.

What was your favourite place to eat at Stanford? Why? Coho- It closes at midnight!

Find a Research Lab & Mentor

The first step in finding a postdoctoral position at Stanford Pediatrics is to identify a lab that matches your research interests and fits your personal goals.

Start by exploring the researcher profiles on our website.

The Stanford Office of Postdoctoral Affairs recommends talking to your current PhD program mentors, who may have connections with researchers at Stanford.

Reach out by email or in person at a conference to connect to prospective PIs. 

Open postdoctoral positions at Stanford are advertised here.

  • Stanford Office of Pediatric Education | Postdoc Services

Your Postdoc Team

In Pediatrics, we have a postdoc team to support you as you pursue your goals. Please contact us and let us know how we can help you.