Postdoctoral Associate- Valente Lab

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Work type: Post Doc Associate
Location: Palm Beach
Categories: Biology/Life Science, Medicine/Physicians
Department:37042120 - SR-IM-VALENTE LAB

Classification Title:

Postdoctoral Associate

Job Description:
The Valente laboratory in the Department of Immunology and Microbiology at the Scripps Research Institute in Jupiter - Florida is seeking a highly talented, creative, independent self-motivated postdoctoral scholar. We focus on the characterization of molecular interactions occurring within a host cell that are critical for HIV transcription. Our goal is to develop therapeutics that block HIV-1, with special focus on those that help to reduce, eradicate, or suppress the reservoir of latently infected cells. 
Ongoing projects include:
  • Understanding of the full clinical potential of Tat inhibitors in in vivo models of HIV latency
  • Mechanisms of Tat-independent HIV replication: implications on HIV reservoir formation
  • Development of HIV latency promoting agents and their exploration for a functional cure
  • Identification and characterization of chromatin regulators and host cellular factors regulating HIV latency and reactivation
Expected Salary:

Commensurate with experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. (or MD/PhD) in biological sciences such as virology, molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or immunology, with several international publications.

Preference will be given to candidates with:

  • Expertise in virology such as cell culture, virus production, lentivirus vector production, p24 ELISA, flow cytometry, etc.
  • Work in the BSL3 facility
  • Expertise in biochemistry, IP, WB, protein expression and purification 8/31/2022
  • Epigenetics ChIP-Seq, ATAC-Seq, etc. 
  • Small molecule screening 
  • Work with primary cell models of HIV latency 
  • Excellent oral communication and written skills in English, with good organizational and analytical abilities.
Preferred Qualifications:

Preference to candidates with experience with HIV.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Postdoctoral candidates should send an inquiry with cover letter and CV to 

The final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at   

This position is open until filled. Application review will begin April 21, 2023.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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