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Open date: December 01, 2016

Next review date: February 01, 2017

Close date: Applications received before February 01, 2017 will receive immediate attention; however application review will continue until the positions are filled. 

Anticipated Start Date: Fall 2017

Note: One position available in La Jolla, CA  |  One position available in Jupiter, FL


The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) — one of the world's largest, private, non-profit research organizations — stands at the forefront of basic biomedical science, a vital segment of medical research that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. Over the last decades, the institute has established a lengthy track record of major contributions to the betterment of health and the human condition.

The institute — located on campuses in La Jolla, California, and Jupiter, Florida — has become internationally recognized for its research into immunology, molecular and cellular biology, chemistry, neurosciences, autoimmune diseases, cardiovascular diseases, virology, and vaccine development. Particularly significant is the institute's study of the basic structure and design of biological molecules; in this arena TSRI is among a handful of the worlds leading centers.

Rather than isolating faculty members, students, and laboratories into separate and distinct disciplines, as in many universities, a cooperative, collaborative spirit is encouraged and embraced. While the level of scientific investigation is intense, the atmosphere is collegial, relaxed, and informal. Technicians, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and administrative support staff all are considered part of the team and are given the latitude and responsibility to accomplish their tasks to serve the best interests of science. The pursuit of scientific excellence is paramount and all efforts are directed toward that end.

The more than 200 principal investigators at TSRI include many distinguished leaders in their fields who have won numerous awards and honors, including two Nobel Prizes and election to a variety of honorary societies.

While academic divisions are de-emphasized across the institute to encourage collaboration, each faculty member belongs to an academic department. A variety of academic centers and consortia also exist within the institute.

TSRI faculty are among the most prolific and entrepreneurial in the world, with:

Learn more about TSRI’s Scientific Achievements.

Candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent in a relevant discipline, and an outstanding record of research that demonstrates originality in addressing significant questions. We expect the successful candidate to establish an active research group, be an interactive member of the faculty, participate in interdisciplinary research and training, and excel in regular graduate teaching.

The Scripps Research Institute (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.



  • Cover Letter
  • Training Record and Publication List
  • Research Summary (1 page)
  • Future Research Plans (3 pages or less)
  • Three Confidential Letters of Reference


Minimum of 3 letters of reference will be required. Please include contact information for your referees on the application form. They will be emailed a request to upload their confidential letter upon submission of your application.

For inquiries, please contact TSRI’s Academic Affairs Department via email at