Basic Life Research Scientist

California, United States
02 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
02 Nov 2020
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The laboratory of Dr. Sheri Krams at Stanford School of Medicine, Department of Surgery, Division of Abdominal Transplantation is seeking a Basic Life Research Scientist/Senior Research Scientist interested in studying the cellular and molecular aspects of the immune response to viruses (EBV and SARS-CoV-2) and alloantigen.

The ideal candidate should be highly self-motivated, a creative thinker with a strong background in immunology and/or molecular biology.  Under the direction of the Principal Investigator the candidate will perform independent basic and translational research in the area of Transplant Immunology. Specific areas of interest include 1) the role of NK and T cells in response to viral and alloantigen, and 2) understanding how exosomes and microRNAs regulate immune responses in transplantation. There is also the opportunity for the candidate to develop an independent area of research.

Candidates should have experience, in or be willing to learn, CyTOF, sequencing-including NGS and RNA-Seq, and bioinformatics. The candidate must be quick to learn new techniques and be able to modify and adapt standard protocols. The candidate should be organized, display good judgment, have excellent communication skills and be a team player.  The candidate will be expected to write and contribute to research protocols, manuscripts and grants.

The candidate will also be responsible for supervising, training, and mentoring graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, undergraduate students, medical students, clinical fellows, and visiting scientists and participate in collaborations with other research groups. 


  • Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree, and at least 5 years of postdoctoral experience.
  • Strong record of productivity and publications.
  • Course work and/or published research in Immunology.
  • Must be self-motivated, adaptable, and able to work with minimal direction.
  • Strong organizational, collaborative, and time management skills.
  • Strong ability to write and communicate effectively.

Please submit current CV including references, publications list and brief statement of research interests.

“Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research mission”.

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 5574
Employee Status: Fixed-Term
Grade: R99
Department URL:
Requisition ID: 86943