Postdoctoral Associate (Cancer Immunology) Moscat Lab (219974-891)

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute La Jolla , CA 92037

Posted 1 week ago

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.

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available in the laboratory of Jorge Moscat. The Postdoctoral Associate will study the mechanisms that control the immunological and stromal responses in the tumor microenvironment of colorectal cancer. The project is based on the lab's recent publication on this topic: Nakanishi et al., 2018, Immunity 49, 11321147.

Dr. Moscat's Laboratory is focused on the study of signaling pathways that regulate inflammation and cell proliferation, and their interface with metabolism, which are central in the control of tumor initiation and progression, as well as the development of metastasis. The lab is interested in the study of these pathways in the context of the role and mechanism of action of a number of signaling molecules including the atypical PKCs and the autophagy adaptors p62 and NBR1.

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

Primary Responsibilities

  • Independently design and perform experiments with evolving project priorities

  • Provide independent experiment planning and design

  • Be able to analyze and interpret data from different sources and draw relevant conclusions

  • Be able to present results at internal and external meetings

  • Contribute to writing of reports and manuscripts

Required Experience

  • Ph.D. degree in biological science is required

  • Previous Postdoc training is a plus but is not required

  • The qualified candidate must have proven expertise in this area

  • Strong background in immunology preferred

  • Experience in mouse models is preferred

Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities

  • Highly motivated and enthusiastic interest in this very competitive topic

  • 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.


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Postdoctoral Associate (Cancer Immunology) Moscat Lab (219974-891)

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute