Date posted: September 1, 2013


Do you want to be part of the stem cell revolution in regenerative medicine? Are you highly motivated, talented, creative? We are seeking candidates to conduct cutting edge stem cell research in a stimulating and fun environment. Areas of interest:
1) Molecular mechanisms regulating nuclear reprogramming to iPS (see Bhutani et al 2010 Nature; Yamanaka and Blau 2010 Nature),
2) Elucidation of muscle stem cell niche and approaches to exploit stem cells for therapy, eg., increasing muscle strength in aging and disease, treating muscular dystrophy (see Gilbert et al, 2010, Science),
3) Dedifferentiation a la newts as a means to regenerate tissues (see Pacjini et al., 2010, Cell Stem Cell). Position available for candidate with Ph.D. Expertise in molecular and cellular biology a must; Bioinformatic/systems biology analysis experience a plus. Muscle or stem cell biology a plus. Cell sorting (FACS), fluorescence, confocal microscopy, time-lapse microscopy, mouse models, mammalian cell culture, and retroviral and lentiviral transduction desirable.
Position is at the Postdoctoral Fellow level in the Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology in the Center for Clinical Sciences Research. Stanford offers a humane, supportive en vironment in which to pursue your career with an excellent benefits package. Excellent English also required, as position entails participation in grant and manuscript writing.
To apply please send CV, list of references and arrange for recommendation to be sent to:
Professor Helen M. Blau
Director, Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology

Stanford University School of Medicine
269 Campus Drive, CCSR 4215
Stanford, CA 94305-5175
or fax: (650) 736-0080






Date posted: October 16, 2013


The Baxter Laboratory for Stem Cell Biology in the School of Medicine seeks a Grants Officer/Writer and Research Scientist to assist the Director in expanding and strengthening our research and educational enterprise.  The Baxter Laboratory brings together bioscientists who are interested not only in the basic mechanisms of disease processes, but also in exploiting biological systems to more directly bring about cures for important diseases.  Research is conducted in the specific areas of determination of the mechanism that control stem cell fate and nuclear reprogramming, studying and treating cardiac and muscle defects in a novel mouse model that mimics Duchennne Muscular Dystrophy using adult stem cells and genetic engineering, as well as the mechanisms of HIV and autoimmune disease.

The Grants Officer will attend group meetings of scientists and identify new funding opportunities to support our research and educational mission, and will draft funding proposals, while working closely with Director, Baxter Laboratory faculty and postdoctoral fellows. The Grants Officer will be the scientific liaison to funding agencies, and to collaborating faculty within Stanford University and at other institutions. He or she will communicate with regulatory bodies (IRB, APLAC, and SCRO) regarding grant proposals and experimental protocols. The Grants Officer will assure scientific communications, act as a resource for the Director, Baxter Laboratory faculty and postdoctoral fellows in preparing presentations, abstracts and scientific manuscripts. The Grants Officer will develop other scientific communications, including invention disclosures to the Office of Technology Licensing; provide the content for website updates describing our research programs; text for the Laboratory public relations and an annual report for the Baxter Laboratory as a whole. Working closely with the Director and Program faculty, fellows, students, and other research scientists, the Grants Officer will evaluate research funding initiatives to identify new funding opportunities that integrate the entire Baxter Laboratory, and exercise creative, independent thought and action.

• Ph.D. in biological/biomedical-related subject;
• Strong scientific background including a significant publication record;
• Comprehensive understanding and experience in molecular and cellular biology;
• Experience and prior success with applications for research funding;
• Highly motivated individual with strong interpersonal and communication that loves science and scientific communication;
• Outstanding written communication, editing and information gathering skills;
• Must be able to communicate effectively and work collegially with medical and science faculty, administrators and staff both internal and external to Stanford;
• Strong strategic planning skills, and superior conceptual and analytical skills;
• Ability to plan and manage multiple projects, prioritizes goals and work independently
• 4 years of experience in scientific research at postdoctoral level and research administration as related to the position

• Experience in stem cell biology
• Coursework or experience in Business Administration
• Prior management training and experience

Please apply with CV, letter of interest, and arrange for recommendation letters to be sent to and see (