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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. Our scientists are making research breakthroughs in cancer, neuroscience, immunology, and children's disease. We are also at the forefront of finding solutions for health threats such as COVID-19, where we are working to identify drugs that may help millions of people. During our more than 40 year history, we have established an NCI-designated Cancer Center, designed one of the most sophisticated drug discovery centers in the nonprofit world, and created global collaborations that are leading to preventions, treatments and cures to improve human health

We can offer you the opportunity to build your career with an independent, non-profit institution that is focused entirely on supporting and advancing science. Learn more about us and discover a research opportunity unlike any other.

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. For our EEO Policy Statement, please click here. If you’d like more information on your EEO rights under the law, please click here.

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