Rising Stars Symposium

2nd annual junior faculty and postdoctoral diversity recruiting event
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Date and time

May 3, 2023 - 12:00 pm PDT
May 5, 2023 - 12:00 pm PDT


Sanford Burnham Prebys

Fishman Auditorium
10901 N. Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, CA 92037


Decision letters will be emailed to all applicants by March 27th.


About the symposium

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The Rising Stars Symposium showcases the biomedical research of exceptional postdoctoral and junior faculty candidates from across the country. Candidate selections are based on academic achievements, research scholarship and general fit with Sanford Burnham Prebys laboratories.

We invite you to apply for this valuable career, networking and professional development event. We will showcase the biomedical research of exceptional scientists, especially those seeking:

Postdoctoral Opportunities

  • For late-stage doctoral students who are less than two years from completing their Ph.D. program

Junior Faculty Opportunities

  • For late-stage postdoctoral scholars seeking faculty appointments

Selected candidates will be invited to:

  • Present research in an oral format
  • Network with students, postdoctoral fellows and faculty
  • Attend a reception to celebrate diversity and science
  • Participate in a professional development session
  • Tour laboratories and core facilities
  • Meet with faculty to learn about career opportunities at our Institute


This event is hosted by the NCI-designated Cancer Center’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Team and the DEI Recruiting Committee. We strive to create an inclusive workforce through hiring practices and recruitment and retention strategies that are equitable and result in increased representation.

Symposium Poster Questions


RSVP to attend

To attend the Symposium as an audience member, RSVP here.