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Open Positions: Post Doctoral Associate - Virology

We are looking for talented, highly motivated candidates with a strong interest in
basic virology and immunology. The successful candidate will join a team investigating mechanisms of virus-host interactions, with a focus on identifying cellular antiviral responses and molecular signatures linked to disease. These studies will utilize systems biology, including large-scale technologies (CRISPR/RNAi, proteomics/ chemoproteomics, chemical biology, NextGen Sequencing, etc.), as well as fundamental virology and more traditional cellular/molecular biology and biochemistry-based approaches. The person filling this position is expected to play an important intellectual, technical, and scientific role in projects. The candidate will also assist with the preparation of grant applications and manuscripts, and contribute to additional projects in the


                                        Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Initiate and execute laboratory research in a timely manner, and develop experimental strategies

  • Maintain broad knowledge of virology and large-scale technologies (proteomics/chemoproteomics,
    chemical biology, NextGen Sequencing, etc.)

  • Adhere to the safety regulations to handle BSL2- and BSL3-level viruses, human primary cells, and cell

  • Accurate data analysis using Excel, Prism and other tools, and lab notebook documentation

  • Preparation of reports and presentation of research results at regular team meetings

  • Write scientific manuscripts and participate in grant applications

  • Present research results at conferences

                                         Qualifications and Eperience

  • Ph.D. degree in biological science is required

  • Strong background in virology, molecular biology, and immunology/innate immunity is preferred

  • Significant expertise in cell/tissue culture, including the isolation and manipulation of primary cells

  • Functional genomics and bioinformatic experience is a plus

  • Knowledge or experience in the fields of drug discovery and in vivo studies is a plus

  • Demonstrated productivity with a strong publication record in high-quality journals

  • Excellent communication skills in English, verbal and written

  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work independently

  • Ability to work in a highly dynamic environment


Physical Demands and Work Environment:

This position will require BSL-2 training. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed during the interview process.

Please submit a CV/Biosketch and a Cover Letter to or the Scripps portal, addressing the following topics:

(i) how does your research experience fit with our science?

(ii) what can you uniquely bring toour research program & lab?

(iii) what are your long-term professional goals, and how can joining our team fit in these goals?

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