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 laboratory of Dr. Randal Kaufman has a Postdoctoral Associate position opening. Dr. Kaufman's research has focused for more than 30 years on mechanisms that regulate proper protein folding in the ER; this work contributed to the discovery of the UPR in the mid 1980s. The UPR pathways, mediated by PERK, IRE1, and ATF6, coordinate primarily an adaptive response. More recently, his research has focused on molecular mechanisms that establish the apoptotic program in response to protein misfolding in the ER, studies that have shed light on the mechanism by which cancer cells survive in a stressful environment.
TO APPLY: Motivated and qualified candidates are invited to apply online to the SBP career site by submitting one PDF document with a cover letter, CV, and 3 references with contact information.
Independently design and perform experiments and procedures with high degree of complexity, demonstrating increasing expertise with a wide range of techniques
Demonstrate flexibility in adapting methods and skills according to evolving project priorities
Provide independent experimental design and planning
Be able to analyze and interpret data from different sources and draw relevant conclusions
Demonstrate knowledge in relevant specialized disciplines
Be able to present results at internal and external meetings
Accurately document experiments
Contribute to writing of reports and manuscripts with increasing responsibility over time
Work collaboratively across lab functions and train other junior lab staff as needed
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The 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
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