Job Description

Requisition Number 06140
Department Name: Immunology and Microbiology - CA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Postdoctoral Associate
Position Summary:

An NIH funded Postdoctoral Associate position is available immediately in the Zwick lab as part of an interdisciplinary research project in HIV vaccine design.

The successful candidate will (1) create immunogens containing the membrane embedded envelope glycoprotein of HIV-1 arrayed on VLPs and liposomes, (2) identify broadly neutralizing antibodies (bnAbs) from vaccinated animals and HIV-positive humans, particularly those against gp41, (3) re-design immunogens and improve bnAb responses in animal models.

The candidate will be required to learn quickly and apply cutting-edge technologies to address critical problems in HIV vaccine design. Candidate must be self-motivated, able to manage deadlines and solve problems. Excellent communication skills are essential. Candidate must work well independently and as part of a team.

There will be opportunities to interact with clinical researchers, experts in B cell repertoire analysis, and structural biologists. Additional training opportunities exist at Scripps in science writing and career development.

Responsibilities:
-Single B cell analysis of HIV bnAb responses in humans and animals
-Antibody cloning and analysis by various immunoassays
-Work with an inter-disciplinary team on the design of Env vaccines that can drive bnAb responses, NGS of B cell lineages, structures of antibodies in complex with HIV Env
-Contribute to manuscript and grant writing

Position Description
Location: California
Additional Information:

* Candidate must be self-motivated, work well both independently and as part of a team, and practice critical thinking skills.
* Interested applicants should email Dr. Michael Zwick, zwick@scripps.edu. Please include a brief description of your interest in the position and career goals, CV, and the names of three academic references.

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:

* The preferred candidate will have recently obtained a PhD with training in immunology, molecular biology, microbiology or related discipline. Experience or background in vaccine research, flow cytometry, protein engineering, or bioinformatics will be useful for this position.

Compensation:
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Posting Category Postdoctoral
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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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