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 viral (HIV, HCV, Ebola, RSV, Flu, and Coronavirus) and non-viral (malaria and tuberculosis) pathogens. Postdoctoral salary is in the range of $54,000 to $60,000 depending on prior research experience and qualifications. Dr. Zhu holds a joint appointment in the Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology (ISCB) and the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at Scripps Research in La Jolla, CA (https://www.scripps.edu/). Dr. Zhu is also an Adjunct Associate Professor at Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Southwest National Primate Research Center). Details of Dr. Zhu’s laboratory, on-going research projects, and recent publications can be found at https://www.jzhulab.org/.

Research projects may involve, but are not limited to, (1) vaccine immunology: immunological analysis of vaccine-induced response in small animals and non-human primates, and antibody isolation using antigen-specific single B cell sorting and culturing; and (2) vaccine delivery system: development of viral vectors such as adenovirus and poxvirus as vaccine carriers and mRNA-lipid nanoparticle formulation.

Successful candidates will have a recent Ph.D. in virology, microbiology, immunology, or other related fields. Candidates with prior research experience in RSV, HIV, and Ebola vaccines are especially encouraged to apply.

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.

Compensation:
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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