Job Description

Requisition Number 06139
Department Name: Immunology and Microbiology - FL
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Postdoctoral Associate - Valente Lab
Position Summary:

The Laboratory of Dr. Susana Valente in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at Scripps Research, is recruiting a postdoctoral researcher to conduct research in HIV biology (
Current scientific interests are: Inhibitors of Tat-activated HIV-1 transcription; Identification and characterization of chromatin regulators of HIV-1 latency;
characterization of HIV-1 latency inhibitors of HIV capsid dimerization.
Studies incorporate cellular and molecular virology, cell biology, biochemistry, epigenetics and small molecule screening.

Position Description

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 TSRI 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.

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:

Candidates must possess a Ph.D. (or MD/PhD) in virology, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or immunology, with several international publications. Preference to candidates with experience with HIV. The successful candidate will be expected to work in the BSL3 facility.
Interested candidates should send curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and the name and contact information of three references to: Susana T. Valente; e-mail:

Preferred Qualifications:
Compensation: Commensurate with experience
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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