Job Description

Requisition Number 07314
Department Name: Immunology and Microbiology - CA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Postdoctoral Associate
Position Summary:

The research project will focus on NK cell-based to influenza A virus infection in the context of innate and adaptive immune crosstalk as well as influenza A therapeutics development. The work will be performed using mice and requires expertise in immunological in vitro and in vivo assays, including using mice as models for viral infection, vaccination and viral challenge studies, adoptive immune cell transfers, cell depletion studies, cellular assays such as killing assays, proliferation assays, flow cytometry, as well as cellular and molecular biology. Training will be provided as needed. 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
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:

* PhD in immunology, virology, cancer biology or a related life science field, or a DVM degree
* Experience with mouse models of disease
* Experience with flow cytometry and flow cytometric data analysis
* Sterile tissue culture and in vitro assays (NK cell-based assay experience strongly preferred)
* Standard molecular biology techniques
* Standard biochemical techniques
* At least 1 year of BSL-2 laboratory techniques and BSL-2 animal model experience
* Advanced immunology and NK cell biology knowledge
* Competent computer skills
* Experience with viral infection models (in vitro and/or animal models)
* Cell sorting (ARIA)

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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