Postdoctoral Associate (Cancer Therapeutics) Haricharan Lab


Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) is an independent nonprofit research organization that blends cutting-edge fundamental research with robust drug discovery to address unmet clinical needs in the areas of cancer, neuroscience, immunity, and metabolic disorders. The Institute invests in talent, technology, and partnerships to accelerate the translation of laboratory discoveries that will have the greatest impact on patients. Recognized for its world-class NCI-designated Cancer Center and the Conrad Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics, SBP employs about 1,000 scientists and staff in San Diego (La Jolla), Calif., and Orlando (Lake Nona), Fla. For more information, visit us at The Institute can also be found on Facebook at and on Twitter @SBPdiscovery.


The Haricharan Lab studies non-canonical roles of DNA damage repair defects as they affect treatment response across cancer types. Areas of focus include checkpoint activation, tumor microenvironment, and novel drug targets. We are seeking motivated individuals to join our highly collaborative and collegial research team.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Postdoctoral Associates will have the opportunity to work on projects with strong translational relevance, and will be able to learn state of the art genomic and proteomic techniques.

Education and/or Experience:

The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in molecular biology or a similar field. Required technical skills include basic molecular biology, some expertise in animal work, and microscopy. Excellent communication, ability to work both as a team and independently, and the ability to lead research projects are essential. Some knowledge of informatics will be advantageous but is not required.

Interested individuals should submit one (1) PDF file with cover letter and CV. The CV must include names and contact information (email and phone number) for three references. The start date is flexible, and is available starting October 1st. Earlier start dates preferred.

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