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Postdoctoral Associate - Spruck Lab

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Postdoctoral Associate - Spruck Lab
La Jolla, CA Internship Paid


A postdoctoral fellow position is available to study the molecular mechanisms of breast cancer metastasis and cancer stem cell biology.  The selected candidate will perform a variety of molecular and biochemical techniques including immunoprecipitation analysis, immunofluorescence microscopy, biochemical assays, protein half-life determination assays, large-scale protein purification, use of viral expression vectors, cellular co-localization experiments, and others. The selected candidate will also use advanced mouse models of cancer and techniques associated with high-throughput chemical drug screens. 

Required Skills

Required Experience

A PhD degree and a strong background in molecular biology techniques are required.  Candidates with less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience are preferred.  Interested candidates should submit their curriculum vitae for consideration.


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