Postdoctoral Fellowships / Postdoctoral Associate Position(s)

The Scripps Research Institute
Jupiter, Florida
Feb 21, 2020
May 21, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

The Rumbaugh Lab at The Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter, Florida is seeking to fill multiple postdoctoral positions.

One project focuses on how major autism risk factors impact brain function in rodent and human patient iPSC models. Approaches include whole cell patch-clamp, two-photon imaging, and in vivo physiology in behaving animals paired with machine learning measurements of multidimensional behavior.

The other project is cell-biology oriented and related to ongoing high-throughput screens for small molecule regulators of genes linked to severe neurodevelopmental disorders. This trainee will focus on the molecular mechanisms of mRNA stability, mRNA translation, and protein degradation of genes that cause monogenic neurodevelopmental disorders. Model organisms include humanized rodents and iPSCs derived from patients with neurodevelopmental disorders. Assays will include microscopy of living neurons and electrophysiology

For both positions, successful candidates will have recently received (or soon will receive) a Ph.D. degree, have a strong publication record and have prior experience with either neuronal cell biology concepts and techniques or systems neuroscience techniques. Computer programming skills (e.g. MatLAB; PYTHON) are desired. Please visit the laboratory website at:

To apply, please send CV, brief description of research interests and contact information of references to Dr. Gavin Rumbaugh at The Scripps Research Institute provides an outstanding intellectual environment and access to a wide range of cutting-edge technologies. TSRI embraces diversity and recognizes it as being the key to our success.  EOE/M/F/V/D


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