University of Southern California

Ryan (Firth) Lab

USC Stem Cell


We are always seeking highly motivated basic and clinical researchers at all stages of their careers: from undergraduates to postdoctoral and clinical fellows. If you are excited about using stem cells to identify cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying the generation, maintenance and repair of the lung during health and disease and translating the knowledge gained into novel therapeutic opportunities, we want to hear from you. Our laboratory offers a dynamic, innovative and collaborative research environment to support your career goals. Send your application to Amy Ryan (Firth) at In your email, include the following items:

  1. CV;
  2. short summaries of your research interests and major accomplishments;
  3. a list of three references.

Thank you very much for your interest!

Currently Available Opportunities

Postdoctoral positions

We welcome applications from motivated PhDs and MD/PhDs who are interested in researching lung development and disease. We offer a collaborative research environment with cutting-edge projects to foster your career goals.

Please apply through the USC Careers website (

Graduate student positions

Graduate students from Programs in Biomedical and Biological Sciences (PIBBS), as well as other USC programs and departments, are welcome to join our multidisciplinary group. Prospective USC students interested in joining our lab may apply to PIBBS.

Positions for master’s students

We are seeking master’s students with interests in stem cells, regenerative medicine, lung biology and genetics/gene editing who are driven by enthusiasm for biomedical research.

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.