Bioinformatics Postdoctoral Fellow (VD-AY)

The La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology (LIAI), an independent, non-profit research institute, is seeking talented and highly motivated postdoctoral fellows specializing in bioinformatics and computational biology to join Ferhat Ay’s Lab ( in San Diego, CA.

Successful candidates will conduct research in a dynamic and a highly collaborative environment. The research will involve development of novel computational methods for analysis and integration of large-scale, heterogeneous data sets in order to link epigenetic mechanisms, such as the three-dimensional organization of chromatin, to gene regulation. The developed methods will also be applied to first-hand data produced in collaboration with top-notch research groups at the institute, in San Diego area or elsewhere.

• Ph.D. with a strong background in Computer Science, Statistics, Machine Learning or Bioinformatics.
• Excellent programming skills in at least one programming language (preferably Python).
• Proven record of scientific publications in bioinformatics and/or genomics journals.
• Ability to develop novel computational methods, algorithms and data processing pipelines.
• Excellent communication and presentation skills.
• Willingness to work closely with experimental biologists.

How to Apply
Interested individuals should send their CV and a brief (one page) research statement to: or apply HERE. Please enclose all documents within a single file attachment.

About LJI
In 2016, LJI was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. The Institute hosts 24 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 and 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.