Research Scientist - Laboratory of Genetics, Dr. Samuel Pfaff

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jan 08, 2020
Full time   Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description

Job #: G792
Posted Date: November 27, 2019
Closes On: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Research Scientist - Laboratory of Genetics, Dr. Samuel Pfaff
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Laboratory/Department: Gene Expression Laboratory
Laboratory goal is to understand the fundamental principles that control the specification and connectivity of spinal neurons involved in locomotion, particularly motor neurons.
Position Description:

Term of position is anticipated to be one year.

A full time or part time Research Scientist position is available to participate in a rapidly advancing gene therapy project. Expertise in one or more of the following is required:

  1. Molecular biology including expertise in gene cloning and Western analysis of proteins.
  2. Strong knowledge of RNA processing in eukaryotes.
  3. Tissue culture and AAV virology.
  4. Experience with mouse disease models.
  5. Background in retinal biology, hematology, and/or muscular dystrophies is desirable.

A strong prior publication record in academic research, and an ability to think critically, evaluate research literature, design experiments, interpret data, maintain accurate records and work in a team environment is required. A strong curiosity and willingness to learn and assist with the development of new cutting edge technologies with translational applications is necessary. The Research Scientist will publish their findings and assist with patent disclosure and documentation.



  • PhD in biological sciences or MD required and typically at least three years of related post PhD/MD research experience or equivalent.



  • PhD/MD research experience or equivalent.
  • Strong record of academic research publication in molecular biology, virology, disease research with mice, biochemistry, RNA biology, and/or gene therapy.


  • Post doctoral research experience in a field relevant to the project.

Special Requirements:
  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute‚Äôs background investigation.
  • Willing to work an adjusted schedule to support research needs.

Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, writing, working in confined areas and inside.

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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled