Job Description

Requisition Number 06647
Department Name: Molecular Medicine - CA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Postdoctoral Associate
Position Summary:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Encalada Laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California, USA, in the areas of neurodegeneration, aging, and intracellular transport. Our lab is interested in characterizing the mechanisms of regulation of molecular motor-driven transport in neurons, the role that defective transport plays in neurodegeneration and aging, and the mechanisms of spreading of misfolded proteins involved in prion diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, transthyretin amyloidoses, and tauopathies. We also investigate the mechanisms of formation of liquid-liquid phase separations in neurodegeneration including in neuronal models that we have generated for various diseases. You will have the opportunity to do research in a superb intellectual setting at Scripps Research, by applying a combination of cell biology, genetics, biochemistry, and high-resolution quantitative light and EM microscopy to your research in various model systems including mammalian neurons, mice, and C. elegans.

The Scripps Research Institute is located in beautiful La Jolla, California, and is one of the world’s largest, private, non-profit research organizations that stands at the forefront of basic biomedical and translational science. The institute provides world-class resources and a cooperative, collaborative environment, which promotes the outstanding discoveries made here.

Interested candidates please send a CV with a list of publications, a brief statement of your previous research expertise, your postdoctoral research interests, and the contact information of three referees to Sandra Encalada at For more information also please consult our website at

Position Description
Location: San Diego, California
Additional Information:

1.You are about to complete your PhD or have completed your PhD within the last year in cell biology, genetics, neurobiology, molecular biology, biophysics, or related field.
2.Highly motivated, independent, with outstanding written and oral communication skills, and with peer-reviewed publications.
3.Research experience with cell biology and light or super-resolution microscopy is highly desirable.

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:
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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