LJI’s laboratories are led by 22 distinguished faculty, each laboratory runs independently under the direction of one faculty member, known as the principal investigator. Although not a degree-granting institution, the Institute plays a major role in training scientists, including graduate students and postdoctoral trainees from around the world. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows work under the mentorship of faculty members and their research projects are supported by baccalaureate level technicians and undergraduate lab assistants.
The La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) provides friendly surroundings with the many part-time and full-time positions it has available. At the Institute you will be working with helpful people of different backgrounds and experiences.
Research laboratories rely on LJI’s infrastructure for resources and support. Maintenance technicians, animal husbandry personnel, and administrative support staff are among the many members of the LJI family who contribute to the world-class research conducted in our laboratories.
All Work and no Play…
Social activities —ranging from monthly happy hours and our annual LJI Family Padres Game day at Petco Park to a Halloween costume contest and an annual holiday party—are just some of the ways in which La Jolla Institute interacts as a community. “Life at LJI”, our quarterly newsletter keeps employees informed on events and programs available at the Institute and within the San Diego community.
In addition to employment opportunities, the Institute provides outreach experiences for volunteers and interns who have an interest in fields related to biomedical studies. These experiences help young people develop their technical abilities and gain practical training in a laboratory setting.
The Human Resources department at LJI assists in bringing foreign scholars to the Institute in eligible positions, ensuring institutional compliance with applicable immigration-related regulations and maintaining LJI’s J-1 Exchange Visitor Program.