Job Description

Requisition Number 07316
Department Name: Immunology and Microbiology - FL
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Research Assistant I - NE- Pipkin Lab
Position Summary:

The selected candidate will work in the Pipkin lab and join a high-energy group of investigators and trainees within the Department of Immunology and Microbiology that is focused on elucidating the molecular and cellular mechanics that drive the development and differentiation of effector and memory CD8+ T lymphocytes in the context of tumors and infections. The candidate will be responsible for maintaining colonies of genetically engineered mice, cloning and curating large DNA libraries of short hairpin RNA interference clones in arrayed and pooled formats, and contributing to in vivo loss-of-function screens and validation studies to identify genes that can be manipulated to reprogram CD8 T cell responses to induce durable and protective immunity against tumors and chronic infections. The position involves multiple complementary duties, tasks and responsibilities to maintain organization and efficiency within the lab. The candidate will perform research under general supervision, independently and in collaboration with others and will be expected to read scientific literature, learn to analyze data, interpret results and present progress in regular group meetings.

Position Description
Location: Florida
Additional Information:

The ideal candidate will possess a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Immunology or related scientific field and have at least 1-3 years of laboratory experience, preferably in the context of an academic research laboratory. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated and goal orientated, able to organize experiments and record results systematically, to employ and manage information in large databases, and to work both independently, and as part of a team. Related experience must include experience with mammalian cell-culture, cell-based assays, flow cytometry, general microbiology and experience with recombinant DNA technology (i.e., DNA cloning) and basic molecular biology. Experience with computational biology and/or programming (e.g., R, Perl, Python languages) is a strength. Must be willing to work with laboratory animals; experience handling mice is preferred.

Physical Requirements:

This position works in both 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:

Requires a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been attained. Requires 1-3 years experience. Candidates possessing a Master’s degree, 0-2 years experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Florida and Palm Beach County residents are preferred.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Posting Category Scientific & Technical
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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