Postdoctoral Associate

Scripps Research Institute
Jupiter, Florida
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October 07 2020
Position Type
Full Time
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The Martins lab in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at Scripps Florida is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral research fellow to lead an NIH-funded project investigating immune interventions to combat perinatal HIV infection. The overarching goal of this work is to test whether gene therapy with a potent and broad HIV/SIV entry inhibitor can prevent and treat SIV infection in infant rhesus macaques.

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 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.

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:

• Interested candidates must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. 

• Applicants should have a strong background in the immunology and virology of HIV/SIV infection.

• Excellent oral and written communication skills are required.

• Candidates will also be expected to work independently and as part of a team of collaborators.

• Experience working with nonhuman primates is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Less than 3 years of postdoctoral experience preferred


Salary will commensurate with experience and will follow NIH guidelines.

Additional Information

To be considered, please Interested candidates should submit: a cover letter (including experience, research and career goals, and interests as related to our research), Curriculum Vitae, and complete contact information for at least three professional references.

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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