Job Description

Requisition Number 07832
Department Name: Chemistry - FL
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Postdoctoral Associate
Position Summary:

A Postdoctoral Associate is a direct pay individual in a Division 3 status. Postdoctoral Associates are appointed positions for the purpose of developing scholarly competence, working under the supervision of a TSRI 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
Location: Florida
Additional Information:

With the recent acquisition of the big pharm’s legacy strain collection, Scripps now houses one of the world’s largest actinobacteria strain collections, totaling ~100,000 strains (J. Biol. Chem. 2019, 194, 16567-16576). On the assumption that each strain encodes ~30 natural product (NP) biosynthetic gene clusters (BGCs), the 100,000 actinobacteria strains could potentially encode up to ~3 million BGCs. Considering only ~700 high quality actinobacteria genomes are currently available in the public databases, sequencing a diverse set of the actinobacteria, based on their taxonomic, geographical, ecological, and temporal distributions, and making data and strains available to the scientific community could revolutionize the current paradigm of natural product discovery (Trends Pharmacol. Sci. 2020, 41, 13-26).

We have launched a large-scale genome sequencing initiative and have several postdoctoral research associate positions open.

Exceptional candidates with extensive independent research experience may be appointed to the rank of staff scientist.

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.

Preferred Qualifications:

We are specifically looking for those with experience in bioinformatics, genome mining, and development of enabling technologies for BGC activation in native producers or heterologous hosts for natural product discovery.

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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