Scripps Research Fellows are intended to be scientists of exceptional promise and creativity who have recently completed their Ph.D. training, or with limited postdoctoral experience (< 1 year).
Scripps Research Fellows are housed in the laboratory of a faculty sponsor who will provide space and share instrumentation, along with mentorship and guidance. The Fellows are provided with full salary support and funds for two lab members for a period of three years, at which time they will be reviewed for a faculty position either within Scripps Research or at another prestigious location. The Fellows pursue independent research projects, but also have the opportunity to work closely with students and postdocs supported by the faculty sponsor. The Scripps Research Fellows have full Principal Investigator status and have privileges to apply for external grants to expand their research program. The Fellows will have a strong support network and opportunities to build a highly interdisciplinary and collaborative program, thus capitalizing on the intrinsic strengths of the Institute. Successful Scripps Research Fellows have emerged as nationally competitive for faculty positions, but thus far have largely chosen to remain at Scripps Research to build their independent careers.
Scripps Research promotes diversity of thought, culture and background in the fields of science. We recruit, train, compensate and promote scientists regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected status. Individuals from groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research are highly encouraged to apply.
Scripps Research — one of the world's largest, private, non-profit research organizations — is at the forefront of basic biomedical science, with faculty undertaking research that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. Over the last decades, the Institute has established its core strengths in biomedical research at the interfaces between chemical and biological sciences. Nature Index has ranked Scripps Research second in the world and first in the United States among stand-alone scientific institutes for biomedical research, based on discoveries by the Institute’s researchers published in leading scientific journals.
Scripps Research has a vibrant Ph.D. program that is ranked in the top 10 in chemical and biological sciences and boasts a collegial and collaborative environment, where faculty, students and postdoctoral fellows freely interact across disciplines to form synergy in emerging areas of research.
Scripps Research Fellows and their Current Positions
2017 – Michael Bollong, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Scripps Research Institute
2017 – Michael Erb, Ph.D.; Associate Professor, Scripps Research Institute
2019 – Danielle Grotjahn, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, Scripps Research Institute
2019 – Vineet Augustine, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego
2019 – Raktim Roy, Ph.D.; Assistant Research Professor, University of Florida
2020 – Ilia Droujinine, Ph.D.; Assistant Professor, Scripps Research Institute
2020 – Marco Mravic, Ph.D.; Scripps Fellow, Scripps Research Institute
2022 – Shannon Miller, Ph.D.; Scripps Fellow, Scripps Research Institute
2022 – Donghyun Raphael Park, Ph.D.; Scripps Fellow, Scripps Research Institute
2023 – Megan Ken, Ph.D.; (Fall 2023) Scripps Fellow, Scripps Research Institute
Candidates must have a recently (< 1 year) received a PhD, MD, DVM or equivalent in a relevant discipline, and have an outstanding record of graduate research that demonstrates originality in addressing significant questions. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a small yet active research group, be an interactive member of the faculty, and participate in interdisciplinary research and training.
Applications will be reviewed by a diverse Search Committee with representatives across all scientific disciplines. The first round of review will be on applications submitted by December 31, 2023. Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled or by the close of May 2024. Anticipated start date will be Fall 2024.
Required components of the application include:
- Cover Letter
- Curriculum Vitae, including Training Record and Publication List
- Diversity Statement (see application for examples)
- Letters of Recommendations uploaded by 3 referees
- Personal statement (1 page) about the candidate’s career goals, relevant experience, and how the candidate would contribute to the goals of the Scripps Research Fellows Program.
- Research statement (up to 3 pages; an additional page may be used for references) addressing the following questions:
- What is the research problem?
- What could be accomplished on a 3-year timescale?
- How can Scripps Research enable these accomplishments?