Job Description

Requisition Number 06698
Department Name: Integrative Structural and Computational Biology
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Postdoctoral Associate
Position Summary:

Postdoctoral positions are available in Dr. Jiang Zhu’s laboratory for highly motivated candidates who are interested in vaccine development for HIV-1, HCV, Ebola, Zika, Dengue, Flu, RSV, MERS-CoV, Lassa, and other important viral pathogens. Candidates with prior experience in malaria and tuberculosis vaccine development are also encouraged to apply. Dr. Zhu holds a joint appointment in the Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology (ISCB) and the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA (

Details of Dr. Zhu’s laboratory, on-going research projects, and recent publications can be found from

Potential projects may involve (1) immunological analysis of vaccine-induced response in small animals and non-human primates, (2) antibody isolation using antigen-specific sorting, functional screening of cultured B cells, and antibody library display, (3) protein- and mRNA-lipid formulation development and testing for vaccine applications, (4) structure-based vaccine design with epitope scaffolding, antigen stabilization, and nanoparticle display, and (5) structural characterization of antigen-antibody complexes by X-ray crystallography and cryo-electron microscopy (EM).

Position Description
Location: San Diego, California
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:

Successful candidates will have a recent Ph.D. in microbiology, immunology, vaccinology, and/or structural biology. Prior research experience in live virus culture, animal study, antibody isolation will be a plus. Candidates at both junior and senior levels are welcome to apply.

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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