Job Description

Requisition Number 07406
Department Name: Integrative Structural and Computational Biology
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Postdoctoral Associate
Position Summary:

Postdoctoral positions are available in Prof. Ian Wilson’s laboratory at Scripps Research for highly motivated candidates who are interested in structure-based design of vaccine candidates targeting microbial pathogens. Specifically, we are looking for candidates interested in working on one of two specific projects that focus on immune recognition of influenza virus or P. falciparum malaria parasite. Candidates with prior experience in structural biology, antibodies, and pathogens, and interest in vaccines and therapeutics, are encouraged to apply.
The Wilson laboratory research focuses on crystallographic studies of immune recognition of microbial pathogens, such as influenza virus, HIV-1, HCV and malaria. The major goals are to understand the interaction and neutralization of microbial antigens by the immune system through structural studies using high-resolution X-ray crystallography, complemented with biophysical studies. The structural biology components are mainly focused on the analysis of antibody responses, definition of the neutralizing epitopes, and use of that information to guide design of immunogens as potential vaccines and small molecules as therapeutics. These projects also involve working within a multi-disciplinary group of collaborating laboratories at Scripps.

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 Ph.D. in structural biology, as well as a good foundation in biochemistry, immunology, and/or vaccinology. Prior experience in protein production and biophysical characterization is a plus. Candidates at both junior and senior levels are welcome to apply. Candidates should be fluent in English.

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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