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Postdoctoral Associate - Teijaro Lab - The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, California

Academic Level:
Postdoc & Early Career

A Postdoctoral Associate position is available immediately at The Scripps Research Institute in the laboratory of Dr. John Teijaro, whose lab is interested in studying the innate and adaptive immune response to acute and persistent viral infections. Immune suppressive environments during persistent/chronic viral infection prevent excessive immune pathology but also impede the ability of the immune system to eradicate infectious virus from the host. Conversely, excessive inflammation during acute viral infections can reduce viral loads but also lead to severe immune pathology and even death. The focus of the Teijaro Lab is understanding how immune suppressive and pathological environments are generated, maintained and reversed, with a specific focusing on how type 1 interferon (IFN-I) production and signaling regulates these two states. The Teijaro lab is looking at various viral infection models with respect to the above including: LCMV, Influenza, SARS-CoV2 and Measles virus.

Physical Requirements: This position works in a laboratory or vivarium environment. Must be able to work in BSL2/3 with PPE for a maximum of 8 hours (with necessary breaks).

Basic Qualifications: Requires a Ph.D., plus an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been attained. Fellows with experience in animal handling in-vivo and in vitro biochemical and immunological assays such as ELISPOT, flow cytometry, ELISA, western blot, PCR, etc...are particularly encouraged to apply.

Scripps Research is ranked the most influential institution in the world for its impact on scientific innovation. We expand basic knowledge in the biosciences and use these fundamental advances to create transformational new biomedical interventions that improve wellbeing. Our educational and training programs mold talented and committed students and postdocs into the next generation of cutting-edge scientists.

Postdoctoral appointees at Scripps Research are valued for their unique interests and strengths as they conduct their studies alongside over 200 internationally renowned faculty. Postdocs are supported by specialized programming from the institute's Career and Professional Development Office. We see career and professional development as integral to advanced research training for PhD and postdocs, and we provide tailored resources for crafting high-quality manuscripts and grant proposals, planning for your career, and developing your professional skills. Our International Services Office offers expert support for our international scholars, who come to Scripps Research from around the world with a passion and commitment to improving human health.

For more information and to apply, please contact Dr. John Teijaro, at the Teijaro Lab.

Participating Institution(s):
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The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), California (Lead)

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Academic Disciplines:

Infectious Disease
Innate Immunity

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This program is funded by:
National Institute of Health (NIH)

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