The lab of Dr. Lacra Bintu employs single-cell methods, synthetic biology, and mathematical modeling to understand chromatin and gene regulation in a quantitative manner. The lab is part of Stanford University’s Bioengineering Department, which is joint between the Schools of Engineering and Medicine. Postdocs will have access to considerable resources for cell biology, fluorescence imaging, epigenomics, and computation in the lab as well as participate in a stimulating, productive research community. Positions are funded and provide competitive salaries for living in the beautiful northern California area.
Postdoc positions are available in the following areas:
single-cell, multiplexed detection of chromatin modifications
high-throughput synthetic manipulations of chromatin
the role of chromatin in the innate immune response, including natural killer cells
Projects are not restricted to these topics; if you are interested in chromatin and gene regulation and enjoy quantitative puzzles, apply to do fun science with us!
Postdoc candidates, please send a CV, including names and contact information for 3 references. Additionally, please provide a brief cover letter describing your previous experience, career goals, proposed start date, and an informal description of your general scientific interests. Please email all documents in PDF format to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
An immediate opening is available for a full-time (1-2 year commitment) research assistant in the laboratory of Dr. Lacra Bintu in the Department of Bioengineering at Stanford University. The Bintu Lab uses systems and synthetic biology approaches to characterize the dynamics of gene and chromatin regulation in mammalian cells. This is an opportunity to work on a project investigating chromatin dynamics in different mammalian cells. Techniques used include engineering of mammalian cell lines, flow cytometry analysis of mammalian cells, and time-lapse microscopy movies of mammalian cells. The position will involve close collaboration with an interdisciplinary team. This is an excellent training opportunity for anyone interested in attending graduate school or medical school. Cover Letter should indicate earliest possible joining date. Stanford is an equal opportunity employer.
Plan and perform experiments in support of research projects in lab
Interpret and perform basic analysis of results
Review literature to remain current with new procedures and related research
Contribute to creation and modification of procedures and protocols in collaboration with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows
Maintain detailed records of experiments and outcomes
Contribute to publication of findings as needed. Participate in the preparation of written documents, including procedures, presentations, and proposals
Help with general lab maintenance as needed; maintain lab stock, manage chemical inventory and safety records, and provide general lab support as needed
* Other duties may also be assigned
Strong academic record in molecular biology and synthetic biology
Experience in molecular lab environment, specifically cloning and sterile tissue culture
Attention to detail and critical thinking
Ability to following detailed instructions and maintain accurate records
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with a diverse group of people
For more details, contact Lacra at lbintu [at] gmail [dot] com.
Here we review recent work that has taken promising initial steps towards the kind of quantitative, single-cell gene regulation framework that will enable us to understand, predict, and design gene regulatory systems in mammalian cells.
We had a great time diving into the literature and writing out our view of the field at this exciting moment. Enjoy this early look at what the Bintu lab is thinking about.
We are looking for graduate students and postdocs who are interested in mammalian synthetic biology, chromatin and gene regulation, and quantitative biology.
Graduate students, please apply through one of the graduate programs at Stanford: Bioengineering, Biophysics, or Biosciences. If you are at Stanford already, please email Lacra (lbintu at gmail) to chat about a potential rotation.