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Faculty - Computational Biology and Artificial Intelligence

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute
San Diego, California, US
Closing date
May 23, 2024

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
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Full time
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Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is dedicated to recruiting the best scientists across various disciplines, including cancer biology, neurobiology, immunobiology, and biology of development, regeneration, and aging. Leveraging the Prebys Center, the Institute's unique state-of-the-art drug discovery and chemical biology center with a wealth of in-house data, we emphasize translating our basic research findings towards improving interventions against human diseases.


As part of our strategic plan to expand research and application of computational biology and artificial intelligence, we are seeking highly motivated early-stage faculty recruits (at the Assistant Professor level) with track records in computational and systems biology, data science, machine learning/artificial intelligence, bioinformatics, and other relevant disciplines. We are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in developing and applying computational and machine-learning methods to advance drug discovery.

An optimal candidate is expected to collaborate with other Sanford Burnham Prebys researchers and to mentor and train the next generation of computational biologists. The successful candidate will be expected to develop a ground-breaking research program addressing fundamental questions in biomedical sciences and drug discovery. However, they should be equally interested in seeking opportunities to translate their findings into potential prognostic, diagnostic, and therapeutic applications for various human diseases. Our faculty is expected to secure support from diverse funding sources to establish rigorous and competitive research programs to address unmet medical needs.

Required experience:

Faculty positions require a Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. and an outstanding record of research accomplishments relevant to the focus areas, specifically computational biology and artificial intelligence.


The Expected Hiring Range for this role is $140K - $160K commensurate with skills and experience.

To apply for consideration:

Interested applicants should apply here and upload their CV, together with a cover letter, a summary of past accomplishments, an outline of future research plans, a diversity statement, and contact information for three references. They may also send their information to:

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.

As part of this commitment, Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute will ensure that persons with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodations for the hiring process. If a reasonable accommodation is needed, please contact our HR Partners at 858 646 3100 Ext 5127 or via e-mail at

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