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Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute


La Jolla, CA
Full Time
  • Responsibilities

    _Sanford Burnham Prebys is a preeminent, independent biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding human biology and disease, and advancing scientific discoveries to profoundly impact human health. Our scientists are making research breakthroughs in cancer, neuroscience, immunology, and children's disease. We are also at the forefront of finding solutions for emerging health threats such as COVID-19, where we are working to identify drugs that may help millions of people. During our more than 40 year history, we have established an NCI-designated Cancer Center, designed one of the most sophisticated drug discovery centers in the nonprofit world, and created global collaborations that are leading to preventions, treatments and cures to improve human health. _

    The Chanda lab is interested in unraveling the molecular bases for these complex host-pathogen interactions, which will not only provide insight into viral pathogenesis, but key regulators of inflammation and innate immunity in cancer.

    Multiple POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS IN SYSTEMS IMMUNOLOGY are immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Sumit K. Chanda (La Jolla, CA). Positions will focus on generating both systems-level and mechanistic understanding of autoimmune and inflammatory disease, particularly in the areas of T cell biology and fibrosis. Studies will place an emphasis on translating basic research discoveries into pre-clinical concepts as part of corporate sponsored drug discovery and early target identification programs. Prospective candidates will play an important role in elucidating novel factors involved in regulation of immune responses, and understanding their therapeutic implications for inflammation, autoimmunity, infectious disease, fibrosis and cancer.

    TO APPLY: Interested candidates should apply online to the SBP career site by submitting one PDF document with a cover letter, CV, references and list of any publications or accomplishments.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Independently design and perform experiments and procedures with high degree of complexity, demonstrating increasing expertise with a wide range of techniques
    • Demonstrate flexibility in adapting methods and skills according to evolving project priorities
    • Provide independent experimental design and planning
    • Be able to analyze and interpret data from different sources and draw relevant conclusions
    • Demonstrate knowledge in relevant specialized disciplines
    • Be able to present results at internal and external meetings
    • Accurately document experiments
    • Contribute to writing of reports and manuscripts with increasing responsibility over time
    • Work collaboratively across lab functions and train other junior lab staff as needed

    Required Skills Required Experience

    • Ph.D. degree in biological science
    • Strong background in immunology, cell biology, and biochemistry in preferred
    • Experience in functional genomics

    Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities

    • The ability to work independently and to handle multiple projects and deadlines
    • Demonstrated ability to work in an interactive and collaborative team
    • Excellent presentation, verbal, and written communication skills
    • Possess strong attention to detail, analytical, time management, organizational, and interpersonal skills
    • Embody the Institute's core values of Commitment, Collaboration, Communication, Community and Compassion

    Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is an Equal Opportunity employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability – committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, _click HERE__._

  • Qualifications

    REQURED LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION 1. Must have an unrestricted, current Physician Assistant license in the state in which the duty station is located. Any changes to license must be reported to employer immediately. 2. Board Certification as a Physician Assistant by the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) or National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA). • Candidates not board certified at the time of hiring must be presented to the IHSC Medical Director for concurrence. • Physician Assistants not completing board certification within 18 months of hire will not be considered qualified. 3. Fulfills the obligation(s) of state licensing board to maintain state licensure including completion and maintenance of collaborative practice agreements and prescriptive authority agreements. 4. Fulfills obligation(s) of NCCPA to maintain board certification. 5. Maintains unrestricted license with the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and in state in which the duty station is located to prescribe controlled medications. 6. This position does not require privileging by IHSC. 7. Maintains BLS for Healthcare Providers® certification through the American Heart Association®. REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES 1. Knowledge of and ability to apply professional principles, procedures, and techniques for Physician Assistants to patient care. 2. Knowledge of drugs and therapeutics when prescribing and dispensing medication. 3. Practical knowledge of laboratory procedures and guideline; skill in collecting a variety of samples. 4. Ability to properly use equipment, materials and supplies in simple diagnostic and treatment procedures. 5. 6. Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-lingual environment. 7. Ability to utilize telephonic interpreter/translation services to complete assigned duties if not fluent in a language the patient understands. 8. Ability to adapt to sudden changes in schedules and flexibility in work requirements. 9. Ability to communicate proficiently in English (verbal and written) in order to develop positive rapport with patients, co-workers and other stakeholders. 10. Ability to establish and maintain positive working relationships in a multidisciplinary environment. 11. Ability to navigate in an electronic work environment including electronic health records, web based training and communications. 12. Knowledge of, and moderate proficiency in, common Microsoft Office programs, specifically Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook and SharePoint. 01 December 2017 13. Knowledge of regulations (HIPAA/Privacy Act) regarding the confidentiality of patient medical records and information as well as Personally Identifiable Information (PII). MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 1. Provides direct care to detainees/patients via scheduled appointments, emergency or urgent care visits. 2. Consults with the physician/Clinical Director for complex medical and/or psychiatric patietns as required by IHSC policy. Complete orders recommended/authorized by the physician. 3. Provides infirmary care including admission, discharge, and daily rounds for detainees/patients that require higher level of medical care and monitoring. 4. Performs comprehensive history and physical evaluations, behavioral health care, and minor outpatient surgical procedures for detainees/patients as required by IHSC policy, or as required for detainee medical complaint. 5. Works within and performs functions as outlined in the IHSC Advanced Practice Provider (APP) Scope of Practice and the Controlled Prescribing Scope of Practice for APPs. 6. Works within and performs functions as outlined in state collaborative practice and prescriptive authority agreements. 7. Applies knowledge of drugs and therapeutics when prescribing medication. Maintains safety when ordering/dispensing medications and is continually cognizant of the potential hazard of drug hoarding and trafficking among detainees. 8. Coordinates health care needs of detainees/patients including referrals to off-site consultants. 9. Orders and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests relative to the resident’s age-specific needs. 10. Interprets Tuberculin skin tests (TSTs) and diagnostic studies, manages Direct Observation Therapy (DOT) for treatment of active or latent tuberculosis. 11. Takes appropriate infection control actions in accordance with IHSC policy and guidance. 12. Adheres to universal precautions and properly disposes of all sharps. 13. Utilizes and documents interpretation and/or translation and/or assisted communication services as needed to ensure ability to communicate with detainees or others who are Limited English Proficient (LEP) or have a communication disability or impediment. 14. Provides relevant patient health education to detainees verbally and/or with handouts. 15. Documents detainee care visits in the required health record using required format, in compliance with IHSC policy and guidance. 16. Maintains functional proficiency and ease of use utilizing electronic health records as required by, and appropriate to, position. 17. Maintains patient confidentiality and confidentiality of medical records in compliance with the Privacy Act and HIPAA regulations in all work activities. 18. Completes all training as required/assigned. 19. Provides treatment of persons throughout the life span as appropriate to discipline and facility setting. 20. Assists in the orientation and training of medical and mental health personnel in mental health policy and procedures. 21. Completes all training as required/assigned. 22. Assists with preparation for accreditation and ongoing compliance with standards as assigned. 01 December 2017 23. Completes and passes all discipline specific competencies testing, initially and annually. 24. Completes all initial, annual and ad hoc training as required/assigned. 25. Adheres to, and maintains awareness of, IHSC Policies, Procedures, Directives, Operational Memoranda and accreditation standards as prescribed by ICE/IHSC. 26. Adheres to, and participates in, IHSC’s Safety, Prevention, Infection and Control, Quality Improvement, Patient Education and other programs and collateral duties as appropriate to position. 27. Attends and participates in general/medical staff meetings. 28. Participates in the APP peer review process 29. Assists with preparation for accreditation and ongoing compliance with standards as assigned. 30. Assists with mentoring and orienting new NPs or PAs as required. 31. Other duties as assigned. DUTY HOURS / ON-CALL REQUIREMENTS 1. This full time position requires availability to work day and evening shifts. Availability during weekends and holidays is also required. 2. This full time position is required to provide rotational on-call coverage and may need to return to the facility to provide care during the coverage period. 3. IHSC operates 24/7/365; this position is required to respond during an emergency activation. SECURITY REQUIREMENTS 1. The Department of Homeland Security’s Personnel Security Unit (PSU) must render an Initial Preliminary Favorable Fitness Determination to be considered a qualified candidate. 2. A Complete Favorable Fitness Determination must be rendered by PSU upon completion of initial, and between, subsequent background investigations to meet the requirements of this position. PHYSICAL DEMANDS 1. Required to walk unaided at a normal pace for up to 10 minutes and maintain balance. 2. Required to respond to any medical emergency within 4 minutes, where a fast walk or jog may be necessary to provide assistance. 3. Required to perform CPR/emergency care standing or kneeling. 4. Must have the ability to assist sick, injured or aging detainees or staff exiting the building during an emergency (may require lifting, dragging, wheeling or carrying someone who weighs significantly more than self). 5. Must be able to see, hear and smell with or without the use of aides if necessary (exceptions on a case by case basis). 6. Must easily alternate between kneeling and standing. 7. Must be able to lift, push, or carry 30 pounds. 8. Must perform the duties in a stressful and often austere environment without physical limitations. 01 December 2017 9. Must be capable of standing on hard services (cement floors) for long periods of time.

    STG International, Inc (STGi) is a workforce solutions company providing comprehensive healthcare delivery, Head Start and management consulting services and human capital solutions help our clients. Our services and solutions help our clients sustain and enhance their operations to better accomplish their mission. _ _STGI OFFERS A COMPETITIVE BENEFITS PACKAGE WHICH INCLUDES MEDICAL, DENTAL, VISION, 401K WITH COMPANY MATCH AND A GENEROUS PTO POLICY.

    STG International, Inc. is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.