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Postdoctoral Associate

at The Scripps Research Institute

Posted: 10/22/2018
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: http://careers.scripps.edu/postings/15065
Keywords: research, laboratory, lab

Job Description

Requisition Number 04278
Department Name: Molecular Medicine - CA
Position Type: Full Time
Position Title Postdoctoral Associate
Position Summary:

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.

Location: California
Additional Information:

A postdoctoral position is available in the Gerace laboratory for a highly motivated individual to study the role of nuclear envelope proteins in nuclear organization and functions. This project is a component of the NIH 4D nucleome initiative <https://commonfund.nih.gov/4DNucleome/overview> and involves close collaboration with the Yates laboratory at TSRI. Using proteomics, we have identified a group of novel nuclear envelope proteins with potential roles in signaling, nuclear membrane dynamics and gene regulation. The individual will analyze the functions of these proteins in mesenchymal stem cells and determine their roles in adipocyte and myocyte differentiation. The person also will participate in mapping the interactions of these proteins with nuclear lamina and chromosome components. This project is integrated with other studies in the Gerace lab involving animal and cultured cell models that investigate regulation of signaling in the cell nucleus and ER. The collaborative environment at TSRI and the discovery-based nature of this project will foster multidisciplinary thinking, and will provide the potential for advancing expertise in cutting-edge cell biology and imaging technologies.

The candidate must have a strong background in the use of cell and molecular biology techniques for analysis of protein function in mammalian cells. The person should be experienced in generation of mutant gene constructs, implementation of gene knockdown and knockout, and expression of ectopic proteins in mammalian cultured cells by lentiviral and other transduction methods. Experience with immunofluorescence microscopy and light microscope imaging is beneficial.

Interested candidates are asked to send their CV, a statement of research interests and career objectives, and a list of 3 references to Larry Gerace lgerace@scripps.edu.

Physical Requirements:

This position works in a laboratory or vivarium environment. Further details of the physical requirements of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Basic Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:
Compensation:
Job Closing Date:
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Posting Category Postdoctoral
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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.

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