Research Associate I/II (Immunity and Pathogenesis) Chanda Lab

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Research Associate I/II (Immunity and Pathogenesis) Chanda Lab

La Jolla, CA
  • Responsibilities

    SBP is a preeminent, independent biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding human biology and disease, and advancing scientific discoveries to profoundly impact human health. For over 40 years, our research has produced breakthroughs in cancer, neuroscience, immunology and children’s diseases, and is anchored by our NCI-designated cancer center and advanced drug discovery capabilities.

    Viruses are obligate pathogens, and therefore their survival is dependent upon their ability to exploit host cellular machinery. Concurrently, viruses must also successfully evade immune surveillance mechanisms, including first-line (innate) defense systems. 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.

    A RESEARCH ASSOCIATE position is available in Systems Immunology in laboratory of Dr. Sumit K. Chanda. The Research Associate will assist with the overall project management on a large project and may manage small projects or components of larger projects. This is a temporary position for approximately 3 months and may be extended up to one year or longer.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Transient transfection and lenti-virus based manipulation of various cell lines
    • Single cell cloning and characterization
    • Provides interpretations and analysis of results, troubleshoots problems and develops solutions to technical problems of moderate scope, and other related duties and tasks as required or assigned
    • Troubleshoots problems and develops solutions to technical problems of moderate scope

    Required Skills Required Experience

    • BA/BS Degree in the biological sciences, chemistry, physics or a related field AND a minimum of 3 years (typically up to 7 years) of relevant experience OR MS degree in one of the biological sciences, chemistry or physics

    • Experience with single cell cloning and characterization is preferred

    • Experience in manipulating THP-1 cells and designing sgRNA and cripsr knock-out cells are a plus

    • Candidates with minimum 5 years experience or Ph.D. may be considered for Level II.

      Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    • Skilled in conventional molecular biology techniques such as cloning and western

    • Work independently as well as in a team environment

    • Be responsible, organized, and a problem solver

    • Possess strong attention to detail, analytical, time management, organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills

    • Embody the Institute’s core values of Commitment, Collaboration, Communication, Community and Compassion

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