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Principal Investigator Ram Krishnamurthy
Department: Chemistry
Division: 3
Location: La Jolla, CA
Maildrop: MB-16
Email application materials to: rkrishna@scripps.edu
URL: http://www.scripps.edu/krishnamurthy/
Research Description:

A post-doctoral position that is funded by the Simons Collaboration on the Origins of Life will be available starting June 2015. Details about the collaboration can be found here https://www.simonsfoundation.org/life-sciences/simons-collaboration-on-the-origins-of-life/.

The candidate should have strong synthetic organic chemistry background with an interest in the questions on the origins of life as describe here https://www.simonsfoundation.org/funding/funding-opportunities/life-sciences/collaboration-on-the-origins-of-life-investigator-award/critical-questions-concerning-the-origins-of-life/.

Research in the Krishnamurthy lab encompasses a broad spectrum of synthetic chemistry and methodology applied to understanding the chemistry associated with the origins of life. This project involves the investigation of small molecule chemistry under aqueous conditions (green chemistry) and discovery of novel and alternative pathways that contributes to the understanding of chemical evolution.

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: Qualified candidates should have a PhD in organic chemistry and be well grounded in analytical techniques. A pending doctoral degree may be considered with approval of the Principal Investigator. The applicant should have a strong synthetic organic chemistry (an emphasis on methodology) with experience in analytical techniques.

Interested parties should email their CV and a description of their research interests to Prof. Ram Krishnamurthy at rkrishna@scripps.edu and should have three letters of reference forwarded on their behalf. Applicants should, in their cover letter, address what their scientific interests and goals are and how (a) they align with this specific project and (b) this position would help in attaining the long term goals.
Principal Investigator Matt Disney
Department: Chemistry
Location: Jupiter, FL
Email application materials to: disney@scripps.edu
URL: http://www.scripps.edu/research/faculty/disney
Research Description:

The Disney Lab at Scripps Florida has multiple openings for postdoctoral candidates in the area of rational design of small molecules targeting RNA.

The selected candidate(s) will conduct research in using a combination of approaches to rationally design small molecules targeting RNA (J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134(10): 4731-4742; ACS Chem. Biol. 2012, in press; and, ACS Chem. Biol. 2012, 7(3): 496-505). Several compounds have been successfully developed to target repeating RNA transcripts that cause diseases such as Myotonic Dystrophy, Huntington’s Disease, et cetera. We are seeking qualified individuals to contribute to future developments in this area including: (i) using a library-versus-library screen to identify and annotate RNA-ligand interactions (described in J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2011, 133(26): 10111-10118 and Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl. 2010, 49(22): 3816-3818); (ii) using computationally approaches (RNA structure modeling) to identify new RNA targets for small molecules from human genomic sequence; and, (iii) further develop lead bioactive compounds in a variety of cellular and animal model systems.

Our laboratory is located at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida. Students interested in careers in academia or in industry are well suited for these positions. Scripps Florida houses high throughput screening, DMPK, and other facilities that uniquely position us for translational research.

Position Requirements: Qualified candidates should have a PhD in a related scientific discipline and an established background in Bioorganic Chemistry or Chemical Biology. Previous experience in RNA folding, RNA biochemistry/biophysics, or nucleic acids biochemistry/biophysics would be helpful, but is not essential.

Interested parties should email their CV and a description of their research interests to Prof. Matt Disney at Disney@scripps.edu and should have three letters of reference forwarded on their behalf. More information about this position and the laboratory can be found at http://www.scripps.edu/disney/.
Principal Investigator Brian Paegel
Department: Chemistry
Location: Jupiter, FL
Email application materials to: briandna@scripps.edu
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, briandna@scripps.edu.
Principal Investigator Kate Carroll
Department: Chemistry
Location: Jupiter, FL
Email application materials to:
URL: http://www.scripps.edu/research/faculty/carroll
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 kcarroll@scrippps.edu.

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. Matt Disney
Department: Chemistry
Location: Jupiter, FL
Email application materials to: JHolmes@scripps.edu
URL: http://www.scripps.edu/research/faculty/disney
Research Description:

A postdoctoral position in RNA chemical biology is available in the Disney group in The Department of Chemistry at The Scripps Research Institute (for more information please see: http://www.scripps.edu/disney/). Successful candidates will have a proven track record of publishing in high impact journals and experience in nucleic acids, medicinal chemistry, or chemical biology and can work successfully as a member of a team. An emphasis will be placed on candidates that have published high impact publications.

The specific focus is on the rational design of small molecules that target RNA for use as both lead therapeutics and chemical probes of function as applied toward diseases that have no known therapeutic or to which there is poor prognosis with current treatments such as inherited neuromuscular diseases such as ALS (see: Neuron. 2014 Sep 3;83(5):1043-50) and Muscular Dystrophy (see: Angew Chem Int Ed Engl. 2014 Oct 6;53(41):10956-9 and ACS Chem Biol. 2013 Oct 18;8(10):2312-21) and highly resistant cancers (see: Nat Chem Biol. 2014 Apr;10(4):291-7).

Position Requirements: Interested applicants should have their CV and three letters of reference sent to JHolmes@scripps.edu