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Research Assistant II - Puthanveettil

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POSITION TITLE: Research Assistant II

A Research Assistant position is immediately available in the Puthanveettil Laboratory in the Department of Neuroscience, Scripps Florida. Working within the Puthanveettil laboratory, the selected candidate will, under minimal supervision, independently and in collaboration with others perform research and conduct a wide variety of standard laboratory procedures for projects. 
Specific duties will include mouse breeding, genotyping and maintaining colonies, stereotaxic injections, mammalian cell culture and preparation of lentiviral particles. Experiences in mouse behavior assays such as fear conditioning and water maze are preferred, although not required. 
Additionally, as necessary, the candidate may assist in routine equipment maintenance and perform other related duties, tasks and responsibilities as required or assigned.
For more details about ongoing research activities and publications, please visit the Puthanveettil laboratory website: The specific research projects will include cellular and behavioral analysis of noncoding RNAs in memory storage and mouse models of neurological disorders.


The research assistant will be expected to maintain high-quality organization of all applicable data and scientific materials, meet regularly with the Principal Investigator to review generated data and discuss upcoming experimental strategy, and perform other duties and tasks as required or requested. Candidates should also be able to work interactively in a highly collaborative research environment. Details of established essential functions for this position will be addressed/discussed during the interview process.

Requires a bachelor’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skill and abilities have been attained. Requires 3-5 years’ experience. Candidates possessing a master’s degree, 2+ years’ experience required.

  • Florida and Palm Beach County residents preferred
  • Florida and Palm Beach County residents preferred.
  • Prior lab experience is preferred, and preference will be given to those candidates. 
  • There will ample opportunities available to acquire new skills and advance chosen candidate’s scientific career. 
  • Ideal candidates will be forward-thinking and creative with high ethical standards.

When applying, interested candidates should submit a resume, statement of purpose, and career goals.


Commensurate with experience.

The above statements describe the level of work performed and expected in general terms. The statements are not intended to list all the responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of employees so classified, and the content herein is subject to change due to the business needs of Scripps Research, with or without notice. Furthermore, nothing in this job description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Scripps Research staff.

EEO Statement:
The Scripps Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic or status.

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