Steinberg Lab Open Positions
We encourage medical and undergraduate students, prospective postdoctoral scholars, and fellows who are interested in joining our lab to contact us.
Science Lab Manager: LSRA II
The Department of Neurosurgery at Stanford University is seeking a lab manager to support, manage and facilitate activities in the research lab of Dr Gary Steinberg. The focus of the lab is to understand the mechanisms of brain repair after stroke, with the long-term goal of finding novel treatments for stroke. We use rodent models of stroke, rodent behavior testing, optogenetics, stem cell transplants, various imaging techniques, and routine molecular and cell biology techniques.
We are looking for a lab manager to support the lab so that the research can be done efficiently and safely. This role requires a great team player with strong interpersonal, communication, and collaboration skills, who is highly organized, and has keen attention to detail.
The main roles of the lab manager are listed, but not limited, to those shown below. We expect the lab manager to consider these roles as a guideline and optimize them to facilitate the work of the entire lab and personnel. Some research opportunity may be available depending on the candidate’s research experience. Detailed responsibilities are outlined in the Core Duties below.
Core Duties include:
- Maintain lab equipment in working order including negotiating and managing service contracts, and tracking and scheduling routine periodic maintenance.
- Manage Accounts and Budgets. Review expenditure statements and go over them with PI monthly. Interface with accounting department.
- Manage the stocking and inventory of lab consumables and direct daily shipping/receiving operations. Includes ordering and setting up POs.
- Manage Animal and Biosafety Protocols including keep close track of Restricted Drugs and ensure Use Logs are accurate.
- Manage internal and external audits and safety inspections (e.g. prepare and be present for annual inspections by APLAC, Fire Marshall, County Haz Mat , Dept of Agriculture and Biohazard Panel)
- Manage email list and scheduling for Journal Club and Individual Meetings with PI
- Manage chemical inventory and Hazmat/Biohazard waste disposal. Be familiar with the regulatory requirements specific to the lab and ensure all users are in compliance.
- Manage training of new lab personnel include safety and lab training.
- Ensure the laboratory is kept in an orderly manner.
- Assist with bench work as needed.
Education and Experience (Required)
- Bachelor's degree in related scientific field.
- At least 2 years of lab managing experience.
- Research/benchwork experience desirable.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities (required)
- Strong people and organizational skills is a must.
- Goal- and detail-oriented
- Strong skills in instrument and equipment maintenance
- Past proven effectiveness in lab operations
- Good oral and written communication skills
- General computer skills
- Experience working with rodents is a plus, particularly rodent surgeries.
- Experience with tissue culture, basic molecular biology, and cell biology techniques
- Experience using lab equipment such as qPCR machines, light microscope, confocal microscope.
- Good knowledge of computer hardware/software tools
Postdoctoral Fellow/Research Scientist Position in Moyamoya research
We have an opening for a highly motivated postdoc/research scientist to join the research laboratory of Dr Gary Steinberg. The successful candidate will study moyamoya disease pathology and the underlying mechanisms using genetic and biological approaches, in both moyamoya patient and in vitro models using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).
The applicant must have a PhD or MD/PhD in a relevant subject area.
Be self-motivated, have good communication skills (both oral and written), and the ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with a team.
- Applicant should have be knowledgeable in cerebrovascular diseases.
- Expertise in induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) and in vitro cell culture experiences are required.
- Experience with differentiating endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells is highly desirable.
- Experience in molecular biology, DNA/RNA extraction, qPCR, western blot or flow cytometry would be an asset.
Interested applicants should send a brief description of research interests, technical skill set, and curriculum vitae, including contact information for three references, to Dr. Michelle Cheng (email@example.com) and Dr. Tonya Bliss (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Postdoctoral Fellow Positions in Neuroscience/Neuroimmunology
We have an opening for a highly motivated postdoc to join the research laboratory of Dr Gary Steinberg in the Dept of Neurosurgery. The successful candidate will study the mechanisms of stem cell-mediated brain recovery in rodent stroke models using genetic, biological, and omics approaches.
- The applicant must have a PhD or MD/PhD in a relevant subject area (e.g. neuroscience, immunology, biochemistry).
- Be self-motivated, have good communication skills (both oral and written), and the ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with a team.
- Experience in flow cytometry, molecular biology, cell culture, animal surgery, rodent behavior, and confocal microscopy is highly desirable.
- Experience in RNAseq data analyses, microbiome analyses, or CRISPR would be an asset.
Interested applicants should send a brief description of research interests, technical skill set, and curriculum vitae, including contact information for three references, to Dr Tonya Bliss (email@example.com) and Dr. Michelle Cheng (firstname.lastname@example.org).