Postdoctoral Research Associate positions are immediately available for several projects including structure-function studies of cytoskeletal proteins that control signaling downstream of adherens junctions and focal adhesions. Fellows will join an exciting research environment in new state-of-the-art facilities of the Scripps-Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), which is renowned in the Structural
Biology field. The laboratory is recognized as a world leader in the cytoskeleton field.
The position provides an outstanding training program in protein biochemistry and structure, and also in molecular and cellular biology, in a highly dynamic and team-oriented research program. Successful candidates will work in a cutting-edge research environment that tackles this important new arena in structural and cell biology. The laboratory has outstanding facilities for cell biology, molecular biology,
protein expression, purification, and biochemistry, and protein crystallography.
The laboratory collaborates with several other laboratories on campus including exciting collaborative and currently active projects with Drs Pat Griffin, Joe Kissil, Kirill Martenmyanov, Kendall Nettles, Mark Sundrud, and Susana Valente. Thus, there are several exciting opportunities for a variety of very interesting projects.
Scripps-Florida provides an incredibly rich scientific environment. Notably, TSRI faculty include an outstanding cadre of senior colleagues, including two Nobel Laureates and twenty Members of The National Academy of Sciences, including several in crystallography and biophysics. In 2008, Scripps-Florida moved into three new, state-of-the-art research buildings and will expand to eventually house 80 faculty-level investigators.
Scripps-Florida has a large cast of outstanding Cores that facilitate basic research and drug development. The unique infrastructure at Scripps-Florida includes the application of unique chemical, genomic, proteomic, informatics, and high-throughput screening and engineering tools for the discovery of novel biomolecules.
Scripps-Florida is a member of the South East Regional Collaborative Access Team (SER-CAT) that constructed two beam lines at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory. The insertion device and bending magnet beam lines are available for all the synchrotron-related data collection needs for the post-doctoral fellows.
Scripps-Florida provides a HighFlux X-ray diffraction system, specifically a Rigaku MicroMax-007 HF, a second-generation true microfocus rotating anode generator. Scripps-Florida also provides an Osmic VariMax optics system and the Proteros Free Mounting System to control the humidity and to optimize diffraction characteristics, including resolution, mosaicity, and anisotropy, as well as reduced X-ray background. Finally, the X-ray laboratory houses the mar345 Image Plate detector.
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About The Scripps Research Institute
The Scripps Research Institute, 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.