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Postdoc Programs

Stanford ChEM-H is building bridges across the postdoctoral scholar community in chemistry, engineering, and medicine to encourage the execution of innovative research aimed at addressing challenges in human health from a multi-disciplinary perspective.

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Stanford ChEM-H Postdoc Society

Are you a postdoc working at the interface between physical sciences or engineering and the life sciences? Would you like to meet with others involved in the exciting interdisciplinary research going on at Stanford, to share ideas and establish new collaborations?

Stanford ChEM-H, has established a Postdoc Society with the aim of bringing together researchers from across the university to share interests and ideas. Meetings are held approximately twice monthly, and include opportunities to share your work with your colleagues over lunch or drinks, to discuss ideas or articles that interest you, and hopefully to meet other researchers with common interests with whom you can generate new ideas and collaborations.

Postdoc Society Leadership Committee 2017-2018

Jennifer Cao (
Mike Kratochvil (
Xin Liu (
Monica Olcina (
Arif Wibowo (
Rachel Willand-Charnley (

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Stanford ChEM-H Physician-Scientist Research Fellowship

Stanford ChEM-H provided a special opportunity for physician-scientists with a strong background in chemistry or molecular engineering to develop an independent research program as they completed their fellowship. The program funded incoming fellows who held M.D./Ph.D. degrees and were committed to pursuing research-intensive training in any of the clinical departments at Stanford University. Research areas of greatest interest are ones that bridge the physical sciences or engineering with medicine.

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Mentor for the Stanford ChEM-H Undergraduate Scholars Program

Are you a postdoc who has taken a non-conventional path to your current research? Do you want to mentor a young scientist who, like you, is interested in blending distinct fields of science to ask compelling research questions?


Stanford ChEM-H is soliciting applications for postdoc mentors to join the Stanford ChEM-H Undergraduate Scholars Program. This program aims to provide interdisciplinary research experience to undergraduates who have declared or intend to declare majors in physical science, engineering, or life science fields and to provide the opportunity to gain depth in a research area complementary to their chosen major. Undergraduates selected to participate in the program will be matched with a postdoc mentor in a host lab and attend program meetings to support their research experience.

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Stanford ChEM-H Postdoc Retreat

This retreat is designed to provide a stimulating expert environment for the discussion of current research in labs affiliated with Stanford ChEM-H. The objective is to provide postdoctoral trainees with experience presenting their work to an expert audience, chairing scientific sessions, and to foster collaborations.


The Fourth Annual ChEM-H Postdoc Retreat will be held at the Double Tree Hotel Sonoma Wine Country in Rohnert Park, CA April 22-24, 2018. Postdocs from across the institute will give talks, network, and discuss new ideas during meals and social activities. ChEM-H faculty fellows will mediate discussions and give guest presentations on a breadth of career development topics. This event will be an excellent opportunity for postdocs to spark new collaborations in preparation for the annual call for ChEM-H seed grants targeting teams of two or more postdoctoral fellows. To apply to attend the retreat, please submit your talk title and abstract by March 5, 2018:  

Stanford - Academia Sinica Postdoctoral Fellowship Program

Academia Sinica is sponsoring recent M.D. and Ph.D. graduates from Taiwan to complete their postdoctoral research and training in the laboratories of faculty associated with four interdisciplinary insitutes at Stanford University. The interdisciplinary institutes at Stanford participating in the program include Stanford ChEM-H, Stanford Neurosciences Institutes, the Institute for Immunity, Transplantation & Infection, and SLAC. For more information on eligibility and application requirements, please visit the Academia Sinica website.