The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)

Assistant Professor, Tenure Track, Fall 2020

Scripps Research

Jupiter, FL or La Jolla, CA, United States

The bicoastal Scripps Research Institute (Scripps) is conducting a faculty search for four tenure-track Assistant Professors; two will be located on the La Jolla, CA campus, and two on the Jupiter, FL campus. The area of research is open but should fit within the broad scope of research in chemical and biological sciences at Scripps. Areas of emphasis include Immunology and Structural Biology. 


Scripps Research— one of the world’s largest, private, non-profit research organizations — is at the forefront of basic biomedical science, with faculty undertaking medical research that seeks to comprehend the most fundamental processes of life. Over the last decades, the Institute has established its core strengths in biomedical research at the interfaces between chemical and biological sciences.  Nature Index has ranked Scripps Research second in the world and first in the United States among stand-alone scientific institutes for biomedical research, based on discoveries by the Institute’s researchers published in leading scientific journals.

The Institute is organized into two campuses, one in La Jolla, California, and one in Jupiter, Florida. Scripps has a vibrant Ph.D. program that is ranked in the top 10 in chemical and biological sciences and boasts a collegial and collaborative environment, where faculty, students and postdoctoral fellows can freely interact across campuses and disciplines to form synergy in emerging areas of research.


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. Successful candidates will be expected to establish an active research group, be an interactive member of the faculty, and participate in interdisciplinary research and training.


A bicoastal Search Committee with representatives across disciplines will review the applications. Applicants will be selected for interviews on a specific campus as early as October 2019 and positions will remain open until filled, or May 2020. Anticipated start date will be Fall 2020.


Scripps 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, Scripps 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, Scripps is bound by all applicable laws and takes its affirmative action obligation seriously.

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