The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI)

Scripps Fellow

Scripps Research

Jupiter, FL or La Jolla, CA, United States

The bicoastal Scripps Research Institute (Scripps) is conducting a search for Scripps Fellows to be located on either the La Jolla, CA or the Jupiter, FL campus. 


Scripps Fellows applicants are intended to be scientists of exceptional promise and creativity who have recently completed their Ph.D. training, or with limited postdoctoral experience (< 1 year). Scripps Fellows will be housed in the laboratory of a faculty sponsor who will provide space and share instrumentation.  The Fellows will be provided with 100% salary support and funds for two co-workers for a period of three years.  The Fellows will work on their own independent research projects, but will also have the opportunity to work closely with joint students and postdocs supported by the faculty sponsor.  The Scripps Fellows will have Principal Investigator status, and have privileges to apply for external grants to expand their research program.  Successful Scripps Fellows will be expected to emerge as nationally competitive for faculty positions, and will be considered for faculty positions at Scripps.


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 recently received a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent in a relevant discipline, and have an outstanding record of graduate research that demonstrates originality in addressing significant questions. Successful candidates will be expected to establish a small yet active research group, be an interactive member of the faculty, and participate in interdisciplinary research and training. Applicants in all areas of Chemistry and Biology will be considered.

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 December 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.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.