Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
October 11, 2018
San Diego (La Jolla), California
Full Time - Experienced
Basic Science, Neuro-Oncology, Pediatrics
Post-Doctoral Positions Available to Study Molecular Biology, Immunology and Therapy of Pediatric Brain Tumors
The Wechsler-Reya Lab at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute in La Jolla, CA is looking for a postdoc.
We study the signals that control cell growth and differentiation in the nervous system and how these signals are dysregulated in brain tumors. We focus on medulloblastoma, the most common malignant brain tumor in children, and use models to understand the disease and to develop novel approaches to therapy. Our current areas of interest include:
Discovering oncogenic drivers and creating animal models
Elucidating the molecular mechanisms of metastasis
Identifying new therapeutics and approaches to drug delivery
Harnessing the immune system to target tumors
We also work closely with physicians at Rady Children’s Hospital and elsewhere to translate our findings into trials that can benefit patients. Our goal is to develop safer and more effective therapies for children with brain tumors.
Applicants should have background in cancer biology, neuroscience, immunology or related fields, and experience working with animal models. A strong interest in translational research is desirable.
If interested, please send CV and names of references to