Postdoctoral Associate - Diabetes Research

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

La Jolla, CA

Job posting number: #7117270 (Ref:spd-2304029)

Posted: December 5, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Sanford Burnham Prebys is a preeminent, independent Biomedical Research Institute dedicated to understanding human biology and disease, and advancing scientific discoveries to profoundly impact human health. 

A Postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Pamela Itkin-Ansari to study proinsulin protein-protein interactions in diabetes.

We are investigating the hypothesis that alterations in the proinsulin interaction network play a role in Endoplasmic Reticulum (ER) stress and beta-cell failure. The position is based on our recent studies in Diabetes, ELife, and JCEM.

The long-term goal of this project is to develop a novel paradigm for improving ER function and proinsulin trafficking in beta-cells to prevent or ameliorate diabetes.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful applicant will be able to generate hypotheses, design experiments, interpret data, trouble shoot and optimize and accurately document experiments.  They must be able to analyze and interpret data from different sources and draw relevant conclusions, present results at internal and external meetings and contribute to the writing of reports and manuscripts.

Required skills include tissue culture, expression analysis, immunoprecipitation-Western blots, gene knock-down approaches, immunohistochemistry, RNA preparation, gene cloning, PCR.  

Education and/or Experience:

The candidate must have a Ph.D. degree in the Biological Sciences or an M.D.

Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities:

Experience in Islet Biology, Proteomics, and knowledge of R/ working with big datasets and are desirable.

Have strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

Excellent data presentation, verbal, and written communication skills.

Possess strong attention to detail, analytical, time management, and interpersonal skills.

Embody the Institute's core values of Commitment, Collaboration, Communication, Community and Compassion

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required

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.

If you need an accommodation seeking employment with Sanford Burnham Prebys, please email [email protected]. Accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis.

Apply Now

Please mention to the employer that you saw this ad on

Job posting number:#7117270 (Ref:spd-2304029)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
La Jolla,California
United States
More jobs from this employer, an AmeriCareers ® service.