Faculty Position – Fundamental and Translational Immunology

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

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. 

The duties and responsibilities contained in the job description are intended to be examples of the accountabilities for which the person in the position will demonstrate competency through performance. The job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list. Duties and responsibilities are subject to change and other duties may be assigned as necessary.

We are recruiting Faculty with Research Interests and Training in Fundamental and Translational Immunology.  We emphasize fundamental biomedical research on disease pathogenesis and support for translating discoveries into small molecule and biologic therapeutics effective against human diseases. 

Positions are open at all career stages, from Assistant to Full Professor. We are currently seeking highly motivated individuals with cutting-edge training or a track record in Immunology relevant to Autoimmunity, Infectious Diseases and/or Cancer. 

The candidate will hold primary membership in the Infectious and Inflammatory Diseases Center that currently includes faculty expertise in T cell immunity, cytokines, acute and chronic inflammatory mechanisms, immune checkpoint receptors, and therapeutic drug development for autoimmune and infectious diseases, and cancer.

We also encourage applications from individuals with expertise in systems immunobiology applying both computational and experimental approaches and whose research and translational goals may further intersect with Sanford Burnham Prebys faculty expertise in cancer, neurobiology, developmental biology, and regeneration and aging.  

Investigators with translational interests can utilize Sanford Burnham Prebys’s drug development expertise in biologics and small molecule drug screening in the Prebys Center for Chemical Genomics.  Sanford Burnham Prebys also maintains a comprehensive state-of the-art technical core facility support system with dedicated expert management.  The position will have the added benefit of participating in a number of collaborative scientific initiatives with other experts in the thriving San Diego immunology community at the La Jolla Institute, Scripps, Salk, and UCSD. Sanford Burnham Prebys has a successful history that encourages faculty partnerships with biotech/pharma industry. 

Sanford Burnham Prebys provides a stream-lined structure that supports focus on cutting-edge research and therapeutic development. Our faculty secure research support from diverse funding sources, including federal grants, private donations, and industrial programs.

Sanford Burnham Prebys is dedicated to recruiting outstanding research scientists with competitive start-up support to junior faculty for establishing independent research programs and for established investigators to help accelerate their translational research opportunities.  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.

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, specifically in the field of immunology.


  • The expected hiring range for this position is $82,118.40 to $269,006.00 commensurate with experience.

To apply for consideration:

Interested applicants should send their CV, (online or via email) together with a cover letter, an NIH style biosketch that includes summaries of past accomplishments, an outline of future research plans and, for candidates at the assistant professor level, contact information for 3-4 references to :

Michelle Berman at mberman@sbpdiscovery.org.

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.

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