A Master or Postdoc position at Stanford University, Department of Radiology.


The Canary Center at Stanford (Department of Radiology, Stanford University School of Medicine) is a newly opened world-class facility dedicated to cancer early detection research. Our mission of the center is to foster research leading to the development of blood tests and molecular imaging approaches to detect and localize early cancers. The Translational Molecular Imaging Laboratory (TMIL)/Willmann Lab, within the Canary Center, is focused on the development and clinical translation of novel molecular and functional imaging biomarkers with special focus on imaging abdominal and pelvic cancer including pancreatic, liver, renal, ovarian, and prostate cancer. We further advance clinically available radiological imaging modalities such as ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and positron emission tomography (PET) as promising imaging tools for early detection and treatment monitoring of abdominal and pelvic cancer. Our mission is to integrate novel molecular and functional imaging strategies into clinical protocols for improved patient care in the near future.

Master or Postdoc position

A Master or Postdoc position is available in the group of
Prof. Juergen K. Willmann at Stanford University,
Department of Radiology.

Job Description: A Master or Postdoc position at the Canary Center at Stanford is available for a qualified candidate. We are looking for a highly motivated individual to multitask and perform interdisciplinary research projects using protein engineering to develop next-generation mole­cularly-targeted ultrasound contrast agents. The successful applicant will play important roles in all stages of investigation including: experimental design, protein engineering using yeast display and biochemistry techniques, analytical measurements, and data analysis/interpreta­tion. The position requires strong communication skills and the ability to interact with others with diverse areas of expertise.

Requirements: Candidates must have a recent (or soon-to-be conferred) Bachelor/Master/PhD degree in the biological or chemical sciences. Experience at least one of the following areas is required: analytical chemistry, protein engineering, biochemistry, background in molecular biology and protein biochemistry. Examples of highly desired skills include: – interest in protein engineering, library generation and (high throughput-) screening, – communication skills and enthusiasm to work in a multi-disciplinary, collaborative environment.

Stanford University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Interested applicants please submit CV, brief statement of interest, contact information and two references to Dr. Lotfi Abou-Elkacem at kacem@stanford.edu

E-Mail: kacem@stanford.edu

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