Job Description

Requisition Number 07193
Department Name: Immunology and Microbiology - CA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Postdoctoral Associate
Position Summary:

The Immunology and Microbiology Department at Scripps Research is seeking a Postdoctoral Associate. You are welcome to apply if you are interested in participating on the following project:

A methodology has been developed together with chemists to produce high affinity against a range of glycans that can be used to target tumor antigens as well as for the development of new vaccines. An extensive work on most serotypes of Streptococcus pneumoniae has shown how generalizable the approach is, and make venture to glycans expressed by tumors (gangliosides) and antibiotic-resistant bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus). Beyond the basic immunological evaluation of immune responses against our formulation of the synthetic immunogen that we produce (synthetic glycan-VLP-adjuvant-opsonin), we are aiming at discovering the structural basis for the high affinity-high specificity of the antibodies that we produce, and testing their potential to be moved to the clinic.

Candidates from a variety of backgrounds could contribute to this project: bacteriology, immunology, structural biology, chemistry.

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.

Be a team member capable of working in collaboration within and outside our group.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications:
High work ethics. Large range of techniques and ability to learn new ones. Ability to work from chemistry, to biochemistry, to animal models. Ambitious and ready to publish in the best journals.

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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