Sponsor Name

Narayan, Sanjiv

Postdoc Appointment Term

Two years, extendable by negotiation (funding available).

Stanford Department


Appointment Start Date

01/02/2022 (negotiable)

Postdoctoral training position description

The opportunity is for a postdoctoral research position to join our active group that uses computational modeling and mathematical approaches to treat patients with heart rhythm disorders. At the end of their training, fellows should be well positioned to apply for NIH K- level or similar fellow-to-faculty funding, and our lab has a track record of fellows regularly receiving funding or research prizes. There is also the potential for technology transfer. Prior fellows have moved on to top research positions in academia and industry worldwide.

Medical background: Atrial fibrillation and ventricular fibrillation are common arrhythmias worldwide, affecting a cumulative >30 million individuals in whom they may cause death and disability. Unfortunately, therapy is suboptimal. Our Laboratory is developing a novel computational framework to encode systems biology for clinical translation. We have a long track record of mechanistic insights and novel therapy. The team is interactive, collegial and collaborative. Our broader faculty mentorship team spans medicine, cardiology, biological physics, basic cellular electrophysiology and computational modeling and software engineering/artificial intelligence. 

Applicants. The successful applicant will be a self-motivated researcher, and be able to contribute to and learn from an interdisciplinary team. The successful applicant will have formal training in any of these disciplines: medicine, physiology, biophysics, computational modeling, machine learning.  Applicants should have strong verbal and written communication skills.

Required Qualifications

PhD or equivalent in a biological discipline, engineering or computer science. Alternatively, MD or equivalent.

Required Application Materials

CV; 2 references from recent research mentors

Brief personal statement of interest in the laboratory

How to submit application materials