Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Pathology

Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Job Type: 
Full Time
Closing Date: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Postdoctoral Scholar in Computational Pathology for Precision Cancer Medicine

We are looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral scholar at Stanford University School of Medicine. The major focus of the NIH-funded lab is to develop molecular and imaging biomarkers to predict treatment response and outcome, which can be used to guide therapeutic decisions for personalized cancer therapy. We are currently conducting systematic cancer biomarker discovery and validation studies through integration of high-throughput molecular data from large patient populations and development of novel statistical and machine learning methods. Our work has been published in top-tier journals such as JAMA Oncology, Clinical Cancer Research, Radiology, etc. Please visit

The applicant must hold a PhD in physical sciences or engineering with a strong motivation to solve biomedical problems. The ideal candidates will have expertise in machine learning, strong programming skills, as well as prior research experience in image processing and analysis of histopathology images (H&E, IHC, FISH, etc). The project involves the integration of diverse types of high-throughput imaging and molecular data for developing diagnostic, prognostic, and predictive biomarkers for precision oncology. This position is ideally suitabled to those interested in translational cancer research.

I am dedicated to cultivating and mentoring the next generation scientists in biomedical research. Postdocs and students in the lab have gone on to establish their own independent labs in academia or secure jobs in technology industry. Major awards to my postdoc trainees include ASTRO Resident Clinical/Basic Science Research Award, ASTRO Basic/Translational Science Award, and RSNA Introduction to Academic Radiology for Scientists. ASTRO and RSNA are the world’s largest professional society for radiation oncologists and radiologists, respectively. One postdoc in my lab has received the prestigious NIH K99/R00 Pathway to Independence Award from the NCI, which provides over $1,000,000 over 5 years to establish an independent research program with a tenure-track faculty position.

Interested applicants should send a research statement, CV, and names of three references to:

Ruijiang Li, PhD DABR

Stanford University