Postdoc Recruitment Virtual Open House

Fellowship Funding
Prebys Center postdoctoral fellos

Date and time

May 15, 2023

10:00 AM - 5:00 PM PT


Virtual Online

About the open house

Sanford Burnham Prebys regularly holds Open House events to offer prospective postdocs an opportunity to meet our scientists and learn more about the outstanding training opportunities at our Institute.

As an Open House participant, you will hear from Sanford Burnham Prebys’s scientific leaders about the cutting-edge research in their labs, as well as have an opportunity to meet 1:1 with potential postdoctoral training mentors. You will also hear from current postdocs about their training experiences and opportunities to get involved with the postdoc association or other leadership roles. Finally, the Office of Education, Training, & International Services will invite you to learn about the vast array of career and professional development seminars and workshops available to Sanford Burnham Prebys postdocs.


Directly from world-class mentors and trainees about exceptional professional development and mentoring programs available at Sanford Burnham Prebys.

Why at Sanford Burnham Prebys?

  • World-class collaborative research
  • Ranks top 2% of 1803 research institutions worldwide based on ‘Citation Per Paper’ over the last 10 years
  • Ranks 6th among 820 pharma and toxicology organizations
  • 40th year as a NCI-designated Cancer Center
  • 10 Institute shared resource cores
  • C3 member: alliance of threelocal NCI-designated Cancer Centers

Why consider a scientific career in San Diego?

  • 3rd largest life science market in US
  • 1300 biotech, pharma and life science companies
  • $2b in venture capital for San Diego biotech early 2021
  • $995m in NIH funding to San Diego research institutes and universities in 2020
  • Home of top-rated Academic Research Institutions including Sanford Burnham Prebys, Salk, UC San Diego and Scripps




10:00 am

Welcoming Remarks

Overview of Institute and Research Areas/Centers/Programs
Dr. Guy Salvesen

10:15 am

Postdoctoral Funding Opportunities
(10 min talk each; 15 min Q&A)

Cancer Center & T32
Dr. Maximilano D’Angelo

Nathan Shock Center Pilot Grants
Dr. Alessandra Sacco

CIRM Postdoctoral Fellowships
Dr. Evan Snyder

Fishman Fund Awards
Dr. Nisha Cavanaugh

11:10 am Core Resources
Dr. Craig Hauser
11:25 am

Postdoctoral Community
(10 min talk each; 10 min Q&A)

SBP-SN & Postdoctoral Training Advisory Group (PTAG)
Dr. Marie Berenguer


11:55 am

Career & Professional Development
Leadership Development Programs
Dr. Diane Klotz

Programs & Workshops
Dr. Nisha Cavanaugh

12:15 pm Break
1:15 pm Panel of Current Postdocs
2:00 pm Break
2:15 pm Panel of Postdoc Alumni
Dr. Jennifer Hope (Bradley Lab) – PTAG & Fishman Fund Career Development Awardee
3:00 pm General Q&A
3:30 pm Breakout rooms