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Biological and Bio-Medical Sciences (6 job listings)

  • Postdoc Positions on new "Frontiers in Immunity" training grant at SBP

    Date posted: 07/02/18

    The Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) is currently accepting applications for postdoctoral training in an exciting new T32 Program, “Frontiers in Immunology.” This training program is designed to maximize high-impact interdisciplinary training in fundamental and translational immunology, and if desired, postdocs will have the opportunity to participate in an early-stage drug development project. In addition to scientific training, postdocs will participate in professional development programs through which they will gain skills in leadership and management, as well as an understanding of the vast array of career paths in available to them following their training.

    Eligibility requirements:

    1. Must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident
    2. Have a PhD, MD, MD/PhD, or doctoral equivalent (MDs must be committed to training in immunology research without clinical responsibilities)
    3. Must be within 3 years of obtaining a PhD or equivalent

    Additional considerations:

    1. Background in immunology and immunology research
    2. Commitment to pursuing an independent immunology research or research-related career

    Interested postdocs should complete the attached application form and send it to the SBP Office of Education, Training, & International Services at  Any questions may also be directed to the Office of Education, Training, & International Services.

  • Postdoc Positions in Systems Immunology and Virology

    Date posted: 07/02/18

    Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

    Research Description
    Multiple postdoctoral positions are immediately available at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in the laboratory of Dr. Sumit K. Chanda (La Jolla, CA). Positions will focus on generating both systems-level and mechanistic understanding of immune response pathways such as TLRs, NLRs, cGAS-STING, TNFRs (CD40), and Fc-mediated signaling as well as host-pathogen interactions of RNA and DNA viruses, including HIV-1, IAV, DENV, WNV, CHIKV, EBOV, ZIKV, and HHV8. Studies will place an emphasis on translating basic research discoveries into pre-clinical concepts. Prospective candidates will play an important role in elucidating novel factors involved in the interplay between virus and host innate immune response, and understanding their therapeutic implications for inflammation, autoimmunity, infectious disease, and cancer.

    Requirements and Applications
    Highly motivated candidates who recently obtained a Ph.D. with a strong background in immunology, cell biology, virology, and biochemistry are encouraged to apply. In addition, experience in functional genomics and an understanding and ability to apply statistical methods to analyze large data sets are highly valued. Candidates must have good communication skills, and should be able to work independently and in a collaborative scientific environment. Successful candidates will have a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals.

    Interested individuals please send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to: Paul De Jesus at Please visit [] for additional information.

    Institute Description
    Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) is an independent nonprofit research organization that blends cutting-edge fundamental research with robust drug discovery to address unmet clinical needs in the areas of cancer, neuroscience, immunity, and metabolic disorders. The Institute invests in talent, technology, and partnerships to accelerate the translation of laboratory discoveries that will have the greatest impact on patients. Recognized for its world-class NCI-designated Cancer Center and the Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics, SBP employs more than 1,100 scientists and staff in San Diego (La Jolla), Calif., and Orlando (Lake Nona), Fla.

  • Postdoc Positions in Systems Immunology and Virology

    Date posted: 07/02/18

    Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

    Research Description
    Multiple postdoctoral positions are immediately available in the Infectious and Inflammatory Disease Center (IIDC) in the laboratory of Dr. Sumit K. Chanda as part of a multi-disciplinary program focused on generating both systems-level and mechanistic understanding of virus-host interactions and innate immune response pathways. These positions will be focused on elucidating multiple molecular features of host-pathogen interactions and responses to Influenza, HIV, Dengue, West Nile, Zika, and gammaherpes viral infection using systems-based approaches. Prospective candidates will play an important role in elucidating novel factors involved in the interplay between virus and host innate immune factors, and understanding their therapeutic implications in inflammatory, autoimmune, infectious disease, and cancer.

    Highly motivated candidates who recently obtained a Ph.D., with a strong background in virology, cell biology, and biochemistry are encouraged to apply. In addition, experience in innate immune signaling and an understanding and ability to apply statistical techniques to the analysis of large data sets are a plus. Candidates must have good communication skills, and should be able to work independently and in a collaborative scientific environment. Successful candidates will have a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals. Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae, a brief description of their research interests, and the names of three references to: Marisol Chacon at Please visit [] for
    additional information.

  • Postdoctoral Scholar position in Molecular Imaging

    Date posted: 01/08/18

    The Crump Institute for Molecular Imaging in the Department of Molecular and Medical Pharmacology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) is currently seeking a highly skilled and motivated scientist ready to function in a fast-paced and collaborative environment. The Crump Institute provides a unique environment containing integrated technologies that are ideal for innovative problem solving among a variety of scientific disciplines. Applicants should have exceptional communication skills coupled with a strong publication record. Previous experience in setting up and analyzing animal models is highly desirable. Knowledge of PET molecular imaging is preferred.

    Responsibilities: The potential candidate for this opportunity will be involved in collaborative research to study the biology, biochemistry, and potential uses of small-molecule tracers for positron emission tomography (PET). The goal of this lab is to identify, develop, and study new PET imaging tracers.


    • Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Chemical Biology, or a related field is required with a strong publication record in peer reviewed journals
    • A superior academic performance and publication record
    • Sound knowledge of standard techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology, including molecular cloning, immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry, and cell culture.
    • Must be able to prioritize work, multi-task and be very well organized.
    • Effective problem solving skills and the ability to be self-directed
    • Must have demonstrated awareness of safety practices required for working with biohazards and radiation
    • Excellent communication skills (oral and written) with strong work ethics
    • Highly motivated and demonstrates the ability to work efficiently and productively in a dynamic team environment with other scientific disciplines.
    • Experience in setting up and analyzing animal models of disease is highly desirable
    • Experience with PET molecular imaging is preferred but training will be provided to a well-qualified scientist

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy

    Interested applicants please send a cover letter, curriculum vitae (CV) and the names/contact information of three references to Dr. Peter Clark at

  • Post-doctoral fellowship in an Immunology lab at UCLA

    Date posted: 08/30/17
    Description: Post-doctoral Fellow – Butte Lab

    We are seeking an experienced applicant for a post-doctoral fellowship in an Immunology lab at UCLA (Department of Pediatrics, Division of Immunology, Allergy, and Rheumatology). Applicants need to have experience in immunology and intravital 2-photon microscopy. The project entails visualizing immune responses to infections, autoimmunity, and cancer. Applicants should be self-motivated with a track record of publication, have laboratory and analytical skills, and be a critical thinker.


    • PhD or MD/PhD in Immunology or related field of study less than 5 years from completion of Ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects and quickly adapt to new tasks
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to work with other scientists
    • Ability to function independently in the laboratory
    • Deep capabilities in intravital 2-photon microscopy and common immunology techniques
    • Must be comfortable working with mice
    • Experience in image analysis software (e.g., Imaris)
    • Strong analytical skills, including statistics
    • Meticulous laboratory technique, record keeping, and data management
    • Experience with retroviral transduction techniques highly desirable
    • Experience with molecular biology techniques desirable
    Duties and Responsibilities:
    • Conducting research as determined with Principal Investigator (PI)
    • Contribute to writing grants with the PI
    • Publish results of laboratory research in collaboration with PI, including writing scientific manuscripts, abstracts and other supporting documentation
    • Participate in laboratory and other seminars, meetings, educational sessions, general and specific safety training and other training sessions
    • Provide mentorship and teaching to other members of the lab, which comprises of PhD or MD students, post-docs, undergraduate students and summer students
    • Performs other duties and laboratory responsibilities as requested

    Manish Butte:
    Timothy Thauland:

  • Postdoctoral Enrichment Program

    Date posted: 11/02/16
    Description: Join some of your UCLA postdoctoral colleagues with support from the Burroughs Wellcome Fund for the Postdoctoral Enrichment Program for underrepresented minority postdocs.

    About the Award

    The Postdoctoral Enrichment Program (PDEP) provides a total of $60,000 over three years to support the career development activities for underrepresented minority postdoctoral fellows in a degree-granting institution (an institution includes its affiliated graduate and medical schools, hospitals and research institutions) in the United States or Canada whose training and professional development are guided by mentors committed to helping them advance to stellar careers in biomedical or medical research.


    Generally, up to 12 awards will be granted for enrichment activities annually. This grant is meant to supplement the training of postdocs whose research activities are already supported. It is not a research grant.

    The program provides a total of $60,000 over three years as follows: •Year one: $20,000 will be granted to support enrichment activities of the postdoctoral fellow ($10,000 for research supplies or equipment uniquely required to enhance the postdoctoral fellow’s research and $10,000 for education and training, including for mentors in the research lab where the postdoctoral fellow is assigned.) The PDEP award cannot be used to support salary expenses or indirect costs. (Refer to Terms of Grant for information on indirect costs and other requirements for use of funds.) •Year two: $20,000 (same allocation as year one) •Year three: $20,000 will be granted to help the postdoctoral fellow advance research efforts towards the professoriate. The funds must be used to develop independent, innovative areas of research.


    For a full explanation of the eligibility requirements, view Request for Proposals.


    Email Alfred Mays or Melanie Scott with "2017 PDEP" as the subject line.