Job Description

Requisition Number 07714
Department Name: Molecular Medicine - CA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Postdoctoral Associate
Position Summary:

Postdoctoral Associates are appointed positions for the purpose of developing scholarly competence, working under the supervision of a Scripps Research Faculty member. These appointments are normally not renewed beyond a total of six years. Postdoctoral Associates cannot apply for external funding either as a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator without prior approval from a Departmental Chair. Postdoctoral Associates do not have consulting privileges.

Position Description

A Postdoctoral position is available for a highly enthusiastic and motivated individual to study the molecular basis of metabolic disorders in mammals. Our lab applies a strategy that integrates chemical biology and unique small-molecule probes, genetic tools, cell-based assays, functional genomics, proteomics, and mouse models to discover and validate new metabolic pathways. We aim to understand their role in physiology and in disease. We are particularly interested in deploying these tools to study adipose tissue function, and the impact of intestinal nutrient sensing and taste signaling on systemic physiology. Our ultimate goal is to identify novel approaches to treat obesity, diabetes, and other metabolic disorders.

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:

A Ph.D. in molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, genetics or a related area is required. Experience with high-throughput assays, mouse models, mammalian metabolism, and adipose tissue biology preferred. Candidates should be independent, creative. They must have a strong interest and commitment to research, excellent organizational and communication skills, and a knack for teamwork. Please send CV and a list of at least three professional references to

Preferred Qualifications:
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Posting Category Postdoctoral
EEO Statement

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