Cancer Center Bioinformatics Faculty

San Diego, California
Competitive + Benefits
March 18 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type

SBP is a preeminent, independent biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding human biology and disease, and advancing scientific discoveries to profoundly impact human health. 

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 highly motivated faculty member with expertise and an outstanding track record in computational cancer biology, systems biology of cancer, and/or mathematical modeling of tumor initiation, development and/or therapy resistance. We are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in applying multi-omic approaches including bulk and single-cell transcriptomic, epigenomic and/or proteomic technologies to animal models or human organoid or patient-derived tumor models. The candidate will have the opportunity to participate in a number of collaborative scientific initiatives on epigenomics, emerging single-cell technologies and computational biology involving other experts with similar interests in the neighborhood including researchers at Scripps, Salk and UCSD. San Diego researchers are world-leaders in the development of these technologies. The collaborative research environment in San Diego is second to none.  

Our Cancer Center provides a dynamic setting that supports and stimulates outstanding science. There are no required teaching or administrative responsibilities, allowing our faculty to focus on their cutting edge research. A comprehensive support system is provided by the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant which maintains world-class shared resources and Core facilities, and by collaborative and energetic colleagues who are also leaders in their fields. Our dedication to excellence gives our scientists a substantial competitive 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.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop a ground-breaking scientific program addressing fundamental research questions in cancer biology but should be equally interested in seeking opportunities to translate her/his findings into potential therapeutic applications and/or clinical benefit for patients. 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 state-of-the-art center for drug discovery and chemical biology.

Required Experience

Faculty positions require a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and an outstanding record of publications and research accomplishments relevant to the focus areas. Chosen candidates are expected to establish well-supported, rigorous and competitive research programs based on fundamental mechanisms that can address unmet clinical needs.

To apply for consideration:

Interested applicants should send their CV, together with a cover letter, a short summary of past accomplishments, an outline of future research plans and, for assistant professor candidates, the contact information for 3-4 references

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 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.