Open Position

Assistant/Associate Professor in Immunology

The La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) invites early- to mid-career applicants to apply for a tenure-track faculty position to add to our research program in immunology. Applicants must have an outstanding record of scientific ability evidenced by a strong publication record and/or competitive funding. We highly value demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues. High priority areas include cancer immunology/biology, system and computational biology, and genomics of human infectious and other diseases, the microbiome and innate immunity, metabolomics and obesity, and autoimmunity. However, outstanding applicants working in other areas within the broad discipline of immunology will be considered.

LJI is an independent not-for-profit research institute located on the UC San Diego (UCSD) campus in La Jolla, California. The institute offers a superb and broadly based research environment including topics and expertise ranging from molecular genetics and structural biology to cellular immunology, developmental biology, computational biology, studies in animal models and human clinical trials. Most of our 23 faculty members hold adjunct appointments at UCSD, and tight interactions and collaborations are in place with neighboring institutions such as the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), the Salk, Scripps, Sanford Burnham Prebys, and J. Craig Venter Institutes, as well as many local pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, including Pfizer.

LJI was rated best place to work in a 2013 survey of postdocs by The Scientist magazine, and ranked in the top 5 institutes world wide for citation impact in immunology based on ISI.

Interested applicants please electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, scientific achievements, a detailed research plan, and three letters of reference. Please apply here.

Review of applications will begin April 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.

About LJI
In 2017, LJI was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. The Institute hosts 23 world-renowned faculty and over 70 postdoctoral researchers hailing from 21 different countries. LJI is located in the Science Research Park on the campus of UC San Diego, with easy access to the San Diego life sciences community and all that the area has to offer.

Full-time employment at LJI includes a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision benefits, paid vacation/sick leave, and employer contributions to a retirement plan (403B).

LJI provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants regardless of race, national origin, religion, sex, marital status, age, mental or physical disability, medical condition, veteran status, sexual orientation, or pregnancy. This applies to all personnel practices, including recruitment, hiring, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, educational assistance, and social and recreational programs.

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