Cancer Center Faculty Position

La Jolla, California
Depending on experience
January 25 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

The NCI-designated Cancer Center at the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is dedicated to recruiting the most brilliant cancer research scientists. We are currently seeking a faculty member who is conducting impactful studies of the highest caliber and who is engaged in setting up new paradigms that can be evaluated clinically. Areas of particular interest include (but not limited to) immune-oncology, tumor dormancy and microenvironment, tumor metabolism, bioinformatics/system/computational biology, and cancer drug discovery.

By design, our Center provides a dynamic setting to support and stimulate science. Administration and staff are committed to meeting the needs of our scientists and eliminating distractions. There are no mandatory teaching or administrative responsibilities, and no departments or hierarchical restrictions, thereby allowing our scientists to focus on their research. In addition, collaborative and energetic colleagues provide a comprehensive support system.

Our dedication to excellence gives our scientists a significant advantage as they work across disciplines and share knowledge, driving one another to pursue big ideas and achieve transformational discoveries. We are committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse scientific community and seek to create a faculty of individuals from different backgrounds with a wide range of perspectives and experiences.

Cancer Center faculty are expected to secure support from diverse funding sources to establish rigorous and competitive research programs addressing unmet clinical needs. Faculty also have the opportunity to collaborate with one another on common research interests and to explore development of translational projects with our Prebys Center, the Institute’s comprehensive center for drug discovery and chemical biology.

Required Experience

Requires a PhD or MD/PhD with outstanding training and research experience. Candidates are expected to have an impressive publication record and exceptional research accomplishments. Proven ability to secure funding is a plus. Candidates at all faculty ranks are invited to apply.

To apply for consideration:

Candidates should submit their CV, together with a letter of intent, a short summary of past accomplishments, and an outline of future research plans. Names of 3–4 references should be provided. Applications should be submitted through our website: 

The scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute are making research breakthroughs in cancer, neuroscience, immunology, and children's disease. We are also at the forefront of finding solutions for emerging health threats such as COVID-19, where we are working to identify drugs that may help millions of people. During our more than 40 year history, we have established an NCI-designated Cancer Center, designed one of the most sophisticated drug discovery centers in the nonprofit world, and created global collaborations that are leading to preventions, treatments and cures to improve human health.

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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