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Principal Investigator Edward Roberts
Department: Chemistry
Division: 3
Location: La Jolla, CA
Maildrop: SP30-3156
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Research Description:

Research 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. Research Associates cannot apply for external funding either as a Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator without prior approval from a Departmental Chair. Research Associates do not have consulting privileges.

Position Requirements: Ph.D. with extensive work in multi-step organic synthesis; with good laboratory skills and familiarity with modern synthetic techniques and instrumentation (HPLC-MS, HPLC, NMR, chromatography). Strong candidates may also have knowledge and experience in heterocyclic and desire to learn medicinal chemistry and/or structure-based drug design. Excellent communication skills and interpersonal skills necessary to thrive in a fast-paced team-oriented environment are also required.

Must possess a doctoral degree. A pending doctoral degree may be considered with approval of the Principal Investigator.

Interested parties should email their CV and a description of their research interests to Prof. Edward Roberts at and should have three letters of reference forwarded on their behalf.
Principal Investigator Brian Paegel
Department: Chemistry
Location: Jupiter, FL
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Research Description:

A postdoctoral fellowship is available in synthetic biology, cell-based screening, and lipid bilayer vesicle assembly in the laboratory of Prof. Brian Paegel at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, FL.

Scripps Florida is a dynamic research environment where scientists with both academic and industry experience work collaboratively, ideal for the postdoctoral fellow who is undecided about future career trajectories.

Position Requirements: To be considered, applicants must have a doctoral degree and published expertise in a
subset of fields including microfluidics, liposome/GUV synthesis and analysis, and membrane protein biochemistry.

If you are interested in joining our highly interdisciplinary team, please submit your cover letter, CV and a sample publication to Dr. Brian Paegel,
Principal Investigator Kate Carroll
Department: Chemistry
Location: Jupiter, FL
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Research Description:

The Carroll lab in the Department of Chemistry at Scripps, Florida currently has NIH-funded postdoctoral positions available in the areas of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Chemical Biology and Synthetic Chemistry.

Position Requirements: Candidates should possess a PhD in a related scientific discipline.

Postdoctoral candidates should send an inquiry with their CV and have three references send letters of recommendation to

In the application / cover letter, please address the following: (1) What are your scientific goals and interests, and how might your graduate research background be leveraged to create synergy with the strengths of our laboratory? (2) What, if any, are your plans for obtaining postdoctoral fellowship funding? (3) What are your long-term career plans as of today? Complete applications with published experience in the above focus areas will be given priority.
Principal Investigator Dr. Matthew Disney
Department: Chemistry
Location: Jupiter, FL
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Research Description:

The Department of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, FL is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral associates with strong backgrounds in bioorganic chemistry (nucleic acids) or RNA biochemistry / biophysics to join our team.

• Design and execute experiments to investigate RNA-small molecule recognition events
• Design / identify novel small molecules that bind RNA
• Design and execute cell-based assays to investigate bioactivity of small molecules
• Preparation of manuscripts
• Intellectual engagement and knowledge of scientific literature
• Work in an interdisciplinary environment and gain experience
• Documentation / maintenance of laboratory notebook

Position Requirements: REQUIRED EXPERIENCE:
• Strong background in nucleic acids biochemistry
• Experience in small molecule drug screening
• Highly self-motivated with excellent problem solving and analytical skills, and able to work systematically
• Excellent communication and organizational skills and ability to work with others

Candidates should have a Ph.D. in chemistry, biochemistry, biology, or a closely related field and proven experience in biochemical, molecular, and cellular techniques. The successful candidate will be fluent in English, have good interpersonal and communication skills, and be able to work independently and within a team.

Please send a cover letter (summarizing your experience and expertise, how you will apply that experience, and your area of scientific interest), your CV, and a list of references to:

Professor Matthew Disney
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.