Stanford University: Mechanobiology Postdoctoral Fellowship

Stanford ChEM-H

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Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Training Program in Quantitative Mechanobiology

The Stanford ChEM-H Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Training Program in Quantitative Mechanobiology will provide co-mentored, interdisciplinary postdoctoral training under the research theme, “Mechanobiology: How the mechanics of molecules, cells, and tissues regulate biological structure and function.” The program is designed for Ph.D. degree holders from engineering, physical, and life science fields and M.D. degree holders pursuing a research-intensive career. Technological innovation in quantitative biological inquiry will benefit from the cross-disciplinary training and integration of engineers and physical scientists with physicians and life scientists. While traditional doctoral programs provide deep and narrow grounding in one discipline, postdoctoral training is an ideal period for trainees to develop cross-disciplinary knowledge in new fields. ChEM-H Mechanobiology Fellows will have access to the required mentorship and resources in both leading labs in the life sciences/medicine and the physical sciences/engineering, as well as exposure to biology’s most challenging problems. This program seeks to increase the number of scientists, engineers, and physicians trained to conduct high-quality research that combines insights derived from, and cuts across, different scientific, technical, and biomedical areas.

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To apply, complete an application by Friday, March 17, 2017 at 11:59 PM PST:

Candidates should identify and contact potential co-mentors and identify a project within Stanford’s existing network of interdisciplinary researchers with strengths in diverse topics of mechanobiology. Please visit the website for a list of participating faculty.

Detailed application instructions can be found at

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last updated 4-Jan-2017