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Plant Inspector

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Plant Inspector

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.

    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, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references.

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    Required Skills Required Experience

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

    Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities

    • Understanding and ability to apply statistical methods to analyze large data sets
    • Good communication skills
    • Able to work independently and in a collaborative scientific environment
    • Strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals
    • 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
    • Must have exceptional diplomatic communication skills and experience in handling difficult customer situations.
    • Must be detailed oriented, and have the ability to multi-task.
    • Proven track record in advanced high level customer service and follow through a plus.
    • Must be a positive, professional team player.
    • Current RN state license preferred. Must comply will all state requirements and regulations.
    • Possess Basic Life Support (BLS from AHA or MTN).
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Software and computer skills including experience with electronic medical records systems.