Scripps Fellow

La Jolla, CA or Jupiter, FL
$75,000 plus funds for two co-workers for a period of three years
Mar 12, 2018
May 11, 2018
Job Type
Full time

The bicoastal Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) is conducting a search for Scripps Fellows to be located on either the La Jolla, CA or the Jupiter, FL campus. 

Scripps Fellows applicants are intended to be scientists of exceptional promise and creativity who have recently completed their Ph.D. training, or with limited postdoctoral experience (< 1 year).  Scripps Fellows will be housed in the laboratory of a designated faculty sponsor who will provide space and share instrumentation.  The Fellows will be provided with 100% salary support and funds for two co-workers for a period of three years.  The Fellows will work on their own independent research projects, but will also have the opportunity to work closely with joint students and postdocs supported by the faculty sponsor.  The Scripps Fellows will have Principal Investigator status, and have privileges to apply for external grants to expand their research program.  Successful Scripps Fellows will be expected to emerge as nationally competitive for faculty positions, and can be considered for faculty positions at Scripps.

The Scripps Research Institute — one of the world's largest, private, non-profit research organizations — is at the forefront of basic biomedical science, with faculty undertaking medical research that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. Over the last decades, the institute has established its core strengths in biomedical research at the interfaces between chemical and biological sciences.  The institute is organized into two campuses, one in La Jolla, California, and one in Jupiter, Florida.  TSRI recently formed a strategic alliance with Calibr, a not-for-profit drug discovery institute, providing a link between the basic research of TSRI and the translational research of Calibr.  TSRI has a vibrant Ph.D. program that is ranked in the top 10 in Chemical and Biological Sciences.  TSRI has a collegial and collaborative environment, where faculty, students and postdoctoral fellows can freely interact across campuses and disciplines to form synergy in emerging areas of research.

Candidates must have a recently received a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent in a relevant discipline, and have an outstanding record of graduate research that demonstrates originality in addressing significant questions. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a small yet active research group, be an interactive member of the faculty, and participate in interdisciplinary research and training. Applicants in all areas of Chemistry and Biology will be considered.

A bicoastal Search Committee with representatives across disciplines will review the applications.

TSRI will not discriminate or allow harassment against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, or against any individual based on their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local laws, or any other non-employment related criteria. Further, TSRI is committed to the principals of equal employment opportunity in all employment decisions including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, promotions, terminations, reduction in force, transfers, job offers, job assignments, compensation, benefits, training, education and company events. Moreover, as a recipient of federal government grants, TSRI is bound by all applicable laws and takes its affirmative action obligation seriously.