Job Description

Requisition Number 07297
Department Name: Neuroscience - FL
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Postdoctoral Associate- Grill Lab
Position Summary:

An open position is available in the Grill lab at Scripps Florida. The Grill lab pioneered the use of C. elegans to identify regulators of opioid receptor signaling (Wang et al, Science, 2019). By combining forward genetics, whole genome sequencing, and CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing the candidate will identify genes that influence opioid-induced behavior. A small subset of mutants that affect behavioral tolerance to repeated opioid exposure will also be studied. The candidate will become proficient in automated behavioral assays we have developed to monitor responses to opioids. The Grill lab has entered an exciting new phase in this groundbreaking line of research.

A Postdoctoral Associate is a direct pay individual in a Division 3 status. Postdoctoral Associates are appointed positions for the purpose of developing scholarly competence, working under the supervision of a Scripps Research Faculty member. These appointments are normally not renewed beyond a total of six years. Postdoctoral Associates cannot apply for external funding either as a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator without prior approval from a Departmental Chair. Postdoctoral Associates do not have consulting privileges.

Position Description
Location: Florida
Additional Information:
Physical Requirements:

This position works in a laboratory or vivarium environment. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:

Must possess a doctoral degree. A pending doctoral degree may be considered with approval of the Principal Investigator.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience working with C. elegans or another invertebrate model system is an asset, but not required. A background in genetics, molecular neuroscience, cell signaling or behavioral neuroscience is an asset, but not essential. The successful applicant will have published a minimum of one first author paper in an internationally recognized journal (impact factor greater than 4).

Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Posting Category Postdoctoral
EEO Statement

The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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