82031 Requisition #
Job Code: 5574
Job Grade: R99
Fixed Term: 2 Years

The Departments of Neurobiology and Molecular and Cellular Physiology seek a talented and motivated Research Scientist in Neurobiology at 100% FTE for a 2 year fixed term (possibility for renewal) to join our NeuroPlant team. The desired candidate is independent, conscientious, and steeped in the principles of reproducible research and team science. The candidate also has excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. The Research Scientist will participate in a newly-established research program aimed at leveraging medicinal plants and animal behavior to identify new chemical and molecular entry points for the treatment of neurological and psychiatric disease. The NeuroPlant research project will establish efficient and high-throughput quantitative behavioral studies and genomic approaches to discover target proteins in the model nematode, Caenorhabditis elegans. The Research Scientist will be a key member of a research team that includes experts in neuroscience, plant genomics and chemistry, genomics, and high-throughput cell-based genetic screens and will be expected to make original scientific contributions, develop novel protocols and procedures, and interpret and analyze results. 

The position requires a motivated and self-directed scientist who enjoys interdisciplinary research, crossing the boundaries of neuroscience, technology development, and plant and cell biology.


  • A Ph.D. or M.D. degree with several years of research experience in academia and/or industry is desired. 

  • A strong background in model organism genetics (worms, flies, or fish) is essential. 

  • Experience with quantitative behavioral studies, molecular biology, genomics, and/or technology development is highly desirable. 

  • The successful candidate must be technically rigorous, possess strong organizational skills and enjoy working at the bench. 

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are imperative. 

  • The successful candidate must be able to work both independently and collaboratively and will likely have additional roles in recruiting and training of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students recruited to expand the capacity of the entire research team.

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 welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions. 

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