|Department Name:||Immunology and Microbiology - CA|
|Position Type:||Full Time|
|Position Title||Postdoctoral Associate|
|Position Summary:|| |
A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Silke Paust on or after January1st 2019.
The research project will focus on NK cell-based vaccination protocols and immunotherapies to prevent HIV infection, or attack latently HIV infected cells in models of humanized mice that harbor a functional human immune system. The work will be performed using in-house generated mice and humanized mice and requires expertise in the generation and experimental use of mice and humanized mice, cancer immunology, tissue culture, in vitro cellular assays such as quantitative PCR, killing assays, proliferation assays, flow cytometry, cellular and molecular biology. Positions require successful completion of required training courses (i.e. animal use, radioisotope training, BL-2 safety and general lab and chemical safety training).
The successful candidate must be able to work independently, as well as in a team environment, pay close attention to detail and adhere to deadlines regularly. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are essential. He/she will be detail oriented, self-motivated, a fast learner and possess excellent time management, organizational, written and verbal communication skills. The ability to take direction and use independent judgment to meet experimental goals and deadlines is required. The successful candidate must be able to independently develop experimental protocols and approaches to troubleshoot experimental protocols, perform advance planning of experiment setups, data collection and results for analysis. A strong commitment to experimental goals, career goals and deadlines is required. Therefore, willingness to work into the evening and occasional weekend work is absolutely required. Prior post-doctoral experience is not required for this position.
|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.
|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:|| |
* PhD in in immunology, virology, cancer biology or a related life science field, or a DVM degree
|Preferred Qualifications:|| |
* Experience with viral infection models (in vitro and/or animal models)
|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.