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.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position, Neuroscience, Stanford University

The laboratory of Dr Gary Steinberg (Department of Neurosurgery, Stanford) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our team investigating the mechanisms of brain repair, induced by stem cell transplantation, in rodent models of stroke. The project will focus on the neuroimmunology of stroke brain repair and its modulation by stem cell transplantation, and will involve flow cytometry, 3D cell image analysis, and next-generation sequencing techniques (e.g. scRNAseq, bulk RNAseq, spatial transcriptomics).

Dr Steinberg takes basic science research from his lab all the way to the clinic. This is a particularly exciting time as we have just started a clinical trial testing stem cell therapy for stroke using cells developed in the lab. Elucidating the detailed mechanism of action of these stem cells will be of great value to help optimize the successful clinical translation of cell therapy for stroke.

Applicant qualifications

Applicants must have:

  • A PhD or MD/PhD preferably in neuroscience, immunology, or biochemistry
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills (both oral and written)
  • Ability to work independently as well as cooperatively with a team
  • Self motivation
  • Competence in flow cytometry or next-generation sequencing techniques is highly desirable
  • Experience with molecular biology, cell culture, confocal microscopy, and handling animals 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 (tbliss1@stanford.edu) and Dr. Michelle Cheng (mycheng@stanford.edu).

Research Assistant Position in Moyamoya research

We have an opening for a highly motivated research assistant to join the research laboratory of Dr Gary Steinberg. The research assistant will work with senior scientist and postdocs to 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).

Applicant qualifications

  • The applicant must have a B.S. degree in biology, neuroscience or 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.
  • Expertise in in vitro cell culture experiences are required.
  • Experience with differentiating endothelial and vascular smooth muscle cells from iPSCs is highly desirable.
  • Experience in molecular biology, DNA/RNA extraction, qPCR and western blot 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 (mycheng@stanford.edu) and Dr. Tonya Bliss (tbliss@stanford.edu).

Research Assistant Position in Stroke Research

We have an opening for a highly motivated research assistant to join the research laboratory of Dr Gary Steinberg. The research assistant will work with a senior scientist and postdocs to study the mechanisms by which transplanted stem cells repair the brain in rodent models of stroke. This lab-based project runs in parallel to our clinical trial testing the same stem cells in stroke patients.

Applicant qualifications:

  • The applicant must have a B.S. degree in biology, neuroscience or 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.
  • Expertise with molecular biology, DNA/RNA extraction, qPCR, and cell culture is highly desirable.
  • Experience with rodent handling & behavior, perfusion, and brain sectioning 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 (tbliss@stanford.edu) and Dr. Michelle Cheng (mycheng@stanford.edu).