Postdoctoral Associate (Development, Aging And Regeneration) (219967-891)

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.

The Larson laboratory has a Postdoctoral Associate opening for an enthusiastic scientist interested in in vivo pharmacology, drug discovery, and cardiovascular biology and physiology. The Larson lab focuses on understanding the molecular, cellular, and physiological bases for cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and on translating these discoveries into drug targets and potential therapies. The laboratory combines cellular phenotypic characterization, in vivo modeling, biochemical and bioinformatics approaches, functional genomics, and high throughput screening to generate and interrogate therapeutic hypotheses and create drug candidates. The Postdoctoral Associate will work in a vibrant and collaborative research environment and have the opportunity to lead multiple projects. The Postdoctoral Associate is expected to learn and perform physiological, biochemical and genetic experiments in cell culture and rodent models.

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

Primary Responsibilities

  • Independently designs and performs experiments and procedures with high degree of complexity, demonstrating increasing expertise with a wide range of techniques

  • Provides independent experimental design and planning

  • Documents experiments accurately

  • Contributes to writing of reports and manuscripts with increasing responsibility over time

  • Works collaboratively across lab functions and trains other junior lab staff as needed

Required Experience

  • Ph.D. degree in biological sciences or related field of study is required

  • A research background in cell biology and experience with rodent models is essential

  • Hands-on experience with rodent surgical models for heart failure is highly desired

  • Hands-on experience with rodent echocardiography and rodent electrocardiography is highly desired

  • Experience with small molecule rodent pharmacology (formulation, dosing, bleeding, tissue analysis, etc.) is a strong plus

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

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 (Development, Aging And Regeneration) (219967-891)

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute