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Principal Investigator Remi Martin-Fardon
Department: Neuroscience
Location: La Jolla, CA
Maildrop: SP-2003
Email application materials to: rmartinf@scripps.edu
URL: http://www.scripps.edu/martin-fardon
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.

May be required to supervise lab assistants and/or interns.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to: rmartinf@scripps.edu

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

Due to government funding requirements, only qualified U.S. Citizens and/or permanent U.S. residents will be considered for this position.
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.
Principal Investigator Olivier George
Department: Neuroscience
Division: 3
Location: La Jolla, CA
Maildrop: SP-2400
Email application materials to: ogeorge@scripps.edu
URL: http://www.scripps.edu/george/
Research Description:

Research Associates are appointed positions for the purpose of developing scholarly competence, working under the supervision of a TSRI Faculty member.

Experience with behavioral pharmacology expertise, opto/chemogenetics, molecular biology, biochemical techniques is required. The successful candidate should be able to work independently and be willing to collaborate with the lab members and other groups in the Department.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to: giordano@scripps.edu

Position Requirements: Candidates must have a PhD in neuroscience, biochemistry, pharmacology or biomedical sciences. A pending doctoral degree may be considered with approval of the Principal Investigator.
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.
Principal Investigator Dr. Srini Subramaniam
Department: Neuroscience
Location: Jupiter, FL
Email application materials to: ssubrama@scripps.edu
URL: http://www.scripps.edu/subramaniam
Research Description:

Postdoctoral Fellowship¬:
Understanding the Mechanisms of Neurodegenerative disease, using Patient-derived Embryonic Stem Cells.

Postdoctoral position is open in the Department of Neuroscience providing an exciting opportunity to use human embryonic stem cell (hES) models to identify molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease, focusing on Huntington disease. Candidates with a Ph.D. in a relevant research discipline with a strong background in molecular, biochemical, human iPSC/hES culture, in vitro differentiation into neuron or glia are strongly encouraged to apply. A solid record of publication in relevant subject and experience to work both independently and in a group are required for this position.

The goal of the Subramaniam lab is to understand the molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative disease with special emphasis on tissue-specific mechanisms of neuronal dysfunction. http://www.scripps.edu/subramaniam/

The lab implements, cell culture, biochemical, cell biology, mouse behavior and genomic and proteomic tools to understand the complex regulation of neurodegenerative disease. This position is for three years with a possibility of extension.

Please see below the selected publications for research details:
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term =subramaniam+scripps
Forebrain depletion of Rheb GTPase elicits spatial memory deficits in mice.
Shahani N, Huang WC, Varnum M, Page DT, Subramaniam S. Neurobiol Aging. 2016 Nov 21;50:134-143.

RasGRP1 promotes amphetamine-induced motor behavior through a Rhes interaction network ("Rhesactome") in the striatum.
Shahani N, Swarnkar S, Giovinazzo V, Morgenweck J, Bohn LM, Scharager-Tapia C, Pascal B, Martinez-Acedo P, Khare K, Subramaniam S. Sci Signal. 2016 Nov 15;9(454):ra111.

Ectopic expression of the striatal-enriched GTPase Rhes elicits cerebellar degeneration and an ataxia phenotype in Huntington's disease.
Swarnkar S, Chen Y, Pryor WM, Shahani N, Page DT, Subramaniam S. Neurobiol Dis. 2015 Oct;82:66-77.

Rheb Inhibits Protein Synthesis by Activating the PERK-eIF2α Signaling Cascade.
Tyagi R, Shahani N, Gorgen L, Ferretti M, Pryor W, Chen PY, Swarnkar S, Worley PF, Karbstein K, Snyder SH, Subramaniam S.
Cell Rep. 2015 Feb 4. pii: S2211-1247(15)00027-3.

Huntingtin promotes mTORC1 signaling in the pathogenesis of Huntington's disease.
Pryor WM, Biagioli M, Shahani N, Swarnkar S, Huang WC, Page DT, MacDonald ME, Subramaniam S.
Sci Signal. 2014 Oct 28;7(349):ra103.


Position Requirements: Interested candidates should submit a single PDF including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and research interests and complete contact information for three professional references to Dr. Srini Subramaniam: ssubrama@scripps.edu TSRI 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.
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.
Principal Investigator Dr. Barbara Mason
Department: Neuroscience
Division: 7
Location: La Jolla, CA
Maildrop: TPC-5
Email application materials to: mason@scripps.edu
URL: http://www.scripps.edu/mason/
Research Description:

Research Associates are appointed positions for the purpose of developing scholarly competence, working under the supervision of a TSRI Faculty member.

Additional information:
Candidate will be trained and responsible for conducting human laboratory studies to screen potential pharmacotherapies for alcohol use disorder. Candidate will also be involved in recruiting and screening subjects for clinical research studies and conducting standardized assessments including neuropsychological tests and diagnostic interviews.

To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to: mason@scripps.edu

Position Requirements: Must possess a doctoral degree.

Candidate must also possess ability to learn and master specialized laboratory techniques involved in cue reactivity measures.

Preferred Qualifications:
Theoretical knowledge of substance abuse disorders and experience working directly with human subjects is preferred as well as experience in physiological data collection. Clinical research experience desirable.
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.
Principal Investigator Dr. Srini Subramaniam
Department: Neuroscience
Location: Jupiter, FL
Email application materials to: ssubrama@scripps.edu
URL: http://www.scripps.edu/subramaniam/index.html
Research Description:

A Post-doctoral position is immediately available in the area of neuronal signaling; focusing on brain function and neurodegenerative disease in Dr. Subramaniam’s laboratory at The Scripps Research Institute, Florida, USA. http://www.scripps.edu/subramaniam/index.html

The Scripps-Florida, Neuroscience department, provides state-of-the-art facilities for research. A successful candidate will experience a high-class intellectual and collaborative atmosphere enriched with excellent faculty and multi-disciplinary research, both within Scripps-Florida and surrounding Max Planck Neuroscience and Florida Atlantic-University Brain Institutes.

Please see below selected publications for the research details:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=subramaniam+scripps
Forebrain depletion of Rheb GTPase elicits spatial memory deficits in mice.
Shahani N, Huang WC, Varnum M, Page DT, Subramaniam S. Neurobiol Aging. 2016 Nov 21;50:134-143.

RasGRP1 promotes amphetamine-induced motor behavior through a Rhes interaction network ("Rhesactome") in the striatum.
Shahani N, Swarnkar S, Giovinazzo V, Morgenweck J, Bohn LM, Scharager-Tapia C, Pascal B, Martinez-Acedo P, Khare K, Subramaniam S. Sci Signal. 2016 Nov 15;9(454):ra111.

Ectopic expression of the striatal-enriched GTPase Rhes elicits cerebellar degeneration and an ataxia phenotype in Huntington's disease.
Swarnkar S, Chen Y, Pryor WM, Shahani N, Page DT, Subramaniam S. Neurobiol Dis. 2015 Oct;82:66-77.

Rheb Inhibits Protein Synthesis by Activating the PERK-eIF2α Signaling Cascade.
Tyagi R, Shahani N, Gorgen L, Ferretti M, Pryor W, Chen PY, Swarnkar S, Worley PF, Karbstein K, Snyder SH, Subramaniam S.
Cell Rep. 2015 Feb 4. pii: S2211-1247(15)00027-3.

Huntingtin promotes mTORC1 signaling in the pathogenesis of Huntington's disease.
Pryor WM, Biagioli M, Shahani N, Swarnkar S, Huang WC, Page DT, MacDonald ME, Subramaniam S.
Sci Signal. 2014 Oct 28;7(349):ra103.

Position Requirements: Position Requirements:

Ph.D. in a related discipline. A candidate with strong interest in dissecting the signaling pathways, using biochemical, genetic, and animal models is encouraged to apply. Aspiring candidate must have a deep knowledge of signaling pathways, previous experience in addressing the mechanisms supported by a publication record. A postdoctoral candidate looking for an opportunity to explore and contribute to neuroscience research is particularly encouraged to apply.

How to apply:

Interested candidates should submit a single PDF including a cover letter, curriculum vitae and research interests and complete contact information for three professional references to Dr. Srini Subramaniam: ssubrama@scripps.edu
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.
Principal Investigator Dr. Seth Tomchik
Department: Neuroscience
Location: Jupiter, FL
Email application materials to: stomchik@scripps.edu
URL: http://www.scripps.edu/tomchik/
Research Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Seth M. Tomchik in the department of Neuroscience. We are interested in how dopaminergic circuits modulate the plasticity that underlies learning (e.g., Boto et al 2014, Curr Biol 24: 822-831). The next major challenge is to decipher how these pathways, and others, are activated during biologically relevant events in vivo, how neuronal circuit properties are modified as a result, how this plasticity underlies learned behaviors, and how these processes are disrupted in disease models.

We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow to dissect the role of neuromodulatory circuits in modulating learned behaviors in Drosophila. The project will involve in vivo imaging, optogenetic/thermogenetic stimulation of discrete neuronal circuits, as well as molecular/genetic and behavioral approaches in both normal animals and disease models. The anticipated start date will be as early as Spring 2017, though the position will remain open until filled.

Position Requirements: Basic Qualifications:
A Ph.D. or M.D. is required, with appropriate experience in a related discipline.

Preferred Qualifications:
The chosen candidate will have a track record of productivity and research excellence, peer-reviewed publications, and relevant research interests. Highly motivated candidates from a variety of backgrounds and experience will be considered. Desirable experience could be in one or more of the following areas: imaging, electrophysiology, genetics, molecular/cell biology, or behavioral neuroscience.

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 to:

Dr. Seth M. Tomchik, Assistant Professor
Department of Neuroscience
The Scripps Research Institute, Scripps Florida
130 Scripps Way, 3C2
Jupiter, Florida, 33458
stomchik@scripps.edu



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.
Principal Investigator Dr. Damon Page
Department: Neuroscience
Location: Jupiter, FL
Email application materials to: paged@scripps.edu
URL: http://www.scripps.edu/page/
Research Description:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Page laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida to investigate mechanisms of neurogenesis & gliogenesis, axon/dendrite growth and synaptic connectivity in the developing mouse cerebral cortex. A major goal of this project is to understand the influence of genetic risk factors for autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders on these processes at the molecular/cellular, circuit and behavioral levels. For information about the laboratory, please visit: www.scripps.edu/page/.

Position Requirements: In addition to a PhD, highly motivated candidates with expertise in developmental biology, genetics, molecular/cell biology, imaging or behavioral neuroscience are encouraged to apply.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV and contact details for three references to Damon Page, Ph.D., email: paged@scripps.edu.
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.
Principal Investigator Dr. Anton Maximov
Department: Neuroscience
Division: 3
Location: La Jolla, CA
Maildrop: DNC-216
Email application materials to: amaximov@scripps.edu
URL: http://www.scripps.edu/maximov/index.html
Research Description:

The Maximov laboratory at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is seeking motivated postdoctoral fellows with prior experience in electrophysiology. Our group uses a multidisciplinary approach to study the molecular mechanisms of synapse formation and structural plasticity in the mammalian forebrain. Successful candidates will be expected to drive independent projects, and will have an opportunity to learn contemporary genetic, imaging and neurobehavioral techniques through collaborations with other lab members.

TSRI is one of the world’s top biomedical research institutes. Our laboratory is a part of the TSRI Dorris Neuroscience Center (DNC) in La Jolla that brings together investigators with interests in neural circuit formation, synaptic plasticity, sensory processing, learning and memory, and aging. New group members will have an excellent opportunity for career development in a highly collaborative environment. To learn more about TSRI, DNC and our lab, please visit:
http://www.scripps.edu
https://www.scripps.edu/research/dorriscenter/
http://www.scripps.edu/maximov/index.html

Position Requirements: • PhD in neuroscience, biophysics or other relevant scientific discipline.
• Strong background in electrophysiological measurements of neuronal excitability and/or synaptic transmission.
• First-author publications (or manuscripts in press)
• Keen interest in leading an exciting research direction, and ability to work in a team-oriented environment.
• While not required, experience with mouse models, viral injections and optogenetic stimulation will be helpful.

Please apply with your CV, a brief statement of research interests, and the names of 2-3 supervisors and mentors who can be contacted for references.

Applications should be sent as single PDF files to: amaximov@scripps.edu
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.
Principal Investigator Dr. Srini Subramaniam
Department: Neuroscience
Location: Jupiter, FL
Email application materials to: ssubrama@scripps.edu
URL: http://www.scripps.edu/subramaniam/index.html
Research Description:

A post-doctoral position is available immediately in the Department of Neuroscience, at the Scripps Research Institute-Florida (TSRI-Florida), to study the mechanisms of neurodegeneration. Candidate must hold a PhD degree and have experience in cell signaling, mouse genetics, rodent surgery, stereotaxic injection, anatomy, histology, microscopy and biochemistry.

Position Requirements: Candidate must be highly motivated and have the ability to work in a team. Position is open for two years with potentials of further extension. For the details of the research work, please visit http://www.scripps.edu/subramaniam/index.html
TSRI is an excellent medical research facility that focuses on research and education in the biomedical sciences, making it among the largest private, non-profit biomedical research organizations in the world. Successful candidates will join an exciting scientific community of drug discovery and neuroscience while enjoying natural beauty of Florida. https://www.scripps.edu/florida/
Please send your cover letter and resume with reference details to: Srini Subramaniam: ssubrama@scripps.edu
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.
Principal Investigator Dr. Gavin Rumbaugh
Department: Neuroscience
Location: Jupiter, FL
Email application materials to: grumbaug@scripps.edu
URL: http://rumbaugh.florida.scripps.edu/Rumbaugh_Lab/Gavin.html
Research Description:

We are seeking to fill a federally funded postdoctoral position at the Department of Neuroscience, Scripps Research Institute located in Jupiter, Florida. The position will focus on the study of neural network structure and function in mouse models of intellectual disability, autism spectrum disorder and epilepsy.

Position Requirements: Successful candidates will have recently received a Ph.D. degree, have a strong publication record and have prior multi-photon imaging or whole-cell patch clamp experience. Computer programming skills (e.g. MatLAB) are also desired. Please visit the laboratory website at:

http://rumbaugh.florida.scripps.edu/Rumbaugh_Lab/Gavin.html

To apply, please send CV, brief description of research interests and contact information of references to Dr. Gavin Rumbaugh at grumbaug@scripps.edu. The Scripps Research Institute provides an outstanding intellectual environment and access to a wide range of cutting edge technologies.
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.






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.
Principal Investigator Pietro Sanna, M.D.
Department: Neuroscience
Division: 3
Location: La Jolla, CA
Maildrop: SP30-2300
Email application materials to: psanna@scripps.edu
Research Description:

A post-doctoral position is available immediately for a motivated individual to join a dynamic multidisciplinary research team at The Scripps Research Institute to study gene regulation
with a systems biology strategy and high-throughput methods.

This NIH-funded position offers a competitive pay and benefits package.

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: Must possess a doctoral degree. A pending doctoral degree may be considered with approval of the Principal Investigator. Successful candidates will be creative, highly motivated, able to work semi-independently, and have a strong background in computational methods, genomics, biophysics or related areas.

Interested applicants should submit a CV and contact information for three references to psanna@scripps.edu.
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.
Principal Investigator Dr. Ron Davis
Department: Neuroscience
Location: Jupiter, FL
Email application materials to: rdavis@scripps.edu
URL: http://www.scripps.edu/research/faculty/davis
Research Description:

Currently seeking Postdoctoral Research Associates who will work on projects involving small molecule screening against molecular or phenotypic targets for the purpose of identifying new probes and lead compounds for neuroprotection and cognitive enhancement.

Position Requirements: PhD in a relevant scientific discipline and experience with research projects that employ diverse techniques and address questions that range from the molecular to the behavioral is required.

To be considered, submit Curriculum Vitae and complete contact information for at least three professional references as a single PDF file, to rdavis@scripps.edu.

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.
Principal Investigator Baoji Xu
Department: Neuroscience
Location: Jupiter, FL
Email application materials to: bxu@scripps.edu
URL: http://www.scripps.edu/florida/neuro/bxu.html
Research Description:

We are seeking a motivated postdoctoral research associate who will investigate neural circuits that control feeding behavior and/or energy expenditure. The successful candidate is expected to drive research projects independently by employing genetic, imaging and behavioral approaches.

Position Requirements: • PhD in neuroscience or a related discipline.
• Strong background in molecular biology, behavioral neuroscience, or electrophysiology.
• First-author publications.
• Experience with stereotaxic injection and optogenetics is highly desired.

To be considered, submit curriculum vitae, brief description of research interests and contact information for three references to: bxu@scripps.edu.
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.
Principal Investigator Kirill Martemyanov
Department: Neuroscience
Location: Jupiter, FL
Email application materials to: kirill@scripps.edu
URL: http://www.scripps.edu/martemyanov
Research Description:

Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology of GPCR Systems

An NIH funded postdoctoral position is available within the Jupiter, FL campus to study molecular, cellular and behavioral aspects of neuronal signaling. We are looking for an energetic colleague with keen interest in science and solid background in the areas of physiology, molecular and cell biology.

The laboratory is interested in delineating mechanisms by which GPCR pathways control reward behavior, vision and provide neural control of the cardiac function. It is expected that the project will contribute to our understanding of the neuropsychiatric diseases, drug addiction and vision loss while focusing on the discovery of the fundamental neurobiological principles. Multidisciplinary approach integrating behavioral characterization of genetic mouse models with live cell imaging, biochemical analysis of signaling reactions and discovery of novel interactions by mass-spectrometry assisted proteomics is envisioned. For details visit the website of the laboratory at http://www.scripps.edu/martemyanov.

Position Requirements: Requirements: PhD in a related scientific discipline and experience with electrophysiological approaches and/or genetic mouse models for investigation of cardiovascular function is required. An energetic colleague with keen interest in science and solid background in the areas of physiology, molecular and cell biology is strongly desired.

To be considered, please send CV, brief description of research interests and contact information of references to Dr. Kirill Martemyanov at kirill@scripps.edu. Both experienced scientists and recent graduates are encouraged to apply. The PI is committed to the career development of trainees.
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.
Principal Investigator Ron Davis
Department: Neuroscience
Location: Jupiter, FL
Email application materials to: rdavis@scripps.edu
URL: http://www.scripps.edu/research/faculty/davis
Research Description:

Currently seeking Postdoctoral Research Associates who will work on projects involving the molecular and cellular biology of memory formation in Drosophila and the mouse using genetic, molecular, cellular, anatomical and behavioral approaches. In addition, selected individuals may perform translational research on mood disorders and Alzheimer's disease.

Position Requirements: PhD in a relevant scientific discipline and experience with research projects that employ diverse techniques and address questions that range from the molecular to the behavioral is required.

To be considered, submit Curriculum Vitae and complete contact information for at least three professional references as a single PDF file, to rdavis@scripps.edu.
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.