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Postdoctoral Positions

Durmus Lab at Stanford University (Department of Radiology, Molecular Imaging Program) seeks open and honest, creative, dedicated, and team-oriented individuals to join our research team. Our lab prioritizes inclusion and diversity to achieve excellence in research and to foster an intellectual climate that is welcoming and nurturing. Positions are available for energetic, self-driven and passionate postdoctoral fellow candidates. Applicants are expected to be technically competent in a discipline relevant to our mission and vision. 

Our lab creates new platform technologies to address real-world problems in biology and medicine. Our research has led to the first demonstration of magnetic levitation of single cells with broad applications for biology and medicine. This is an entirely new method for single cell research and created a new field of investigation for biological systems, setting a new dimension that has yet to be explored. This magnetic levitation-based sorting technology is used for wide range of applications in medicine, such as, biomarker-free detection of circulating tumor cells (CTCs) from blood; high-throughput drug screening; and rapid detection and monitoring of antibiotic resistance in real-time. The postdoc will lead a project to develop a novel, label-free liquid biopsy for the measurement of extremely rare circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and tumor cell clusters and utilize single-cell next generation sequencing to discover their molecular signatures and to study the heterogeneity of these rare cell populations. 

We look for individuals with backgrounds in Engineering (Bioengineering, Electrical, Mechanical, etc.), Biology or Genetics. We are looking for researchers with background/interests in these specific areas: magnetics, microfluidics, magnetic materials and devices, nano-biomaterials, microfabrication and device design, single-cell genomics, cell sorting. Experience with cell-based imaging and assays (flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry, fluorescence microscopy) is preferred. Experience in single-cell transcriptomic analysis or bioinformatics is a plus. Successful applicants possess a variety of qualities, including: great interpersonal communication skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently.

We value motivation more than prior experience in any particular field. Exceptional individuals who do not match these descriptions exactly will also be considered.

Full application should include a research portfolio (research/work experience, technical skills, publications, patents, etc.), cover letter describing your scientific interests and potential resonances with our research, and your CV.

If you are interested in joining our group, please contact Prof. Gozde Durmus at