Open Position

INDUSTRY FOCUSED RESEARCH POSITION (DR. SONIA SHARMA)

Position Summary
A full-time research position, at the graduate student or postdoc level, is available immediately in the lab of Dr. Sonia Sharma to help drive industry sponsored projects broadly involving advanced screening technologies and innate immune responses. Candidates must be highly motivated and possess qualities that align with industry work, including but not limited to; having an entrepreneurial spirit, meeting or exceeding milestones, strong communication skills, and a thoughtful and organized approach.

Qualifications
• Actively pursuing or have recently obtained a PhD in Cell Biology, Immunology or a related field.
• Strong interest in functional genomics and applying that technology to problems of the immune system.
• Have an understanding and preference for a smaller lab environment.
• A desire to be involved in industry sponsored research.
• Ability to understand both the research interests of the lab and the needs of the corporate sponsor.
• Preferred background in in vitro and in vivo models.

Sharma Lab
The Sharma laboratory at La Jolla Institute for Immunology is a functional genomics laboratory using genome scale RNAi and CRISPR methods to identify key gene and pathway targets important for triggering effective innate immunity to tumors. Dr. Sharma established the lab in 2015 and has expanded the funding base every year, with committed funds going through 2023. The lab has three major papers in the pipeline, and accordingly, is in the process of finding members to join the team and help take the lab on its next exciting growth phase.

How to Apply
Interested applicants please submit a CV, cover letter, and professional references. References can either be in a reference letter format or by listing the phone/email information of contact. Please submit all documents within a single file attachment. To apply, please click HERE

About LJI
For three consecutive years, LJI has been 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 100 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 employer contributions to a retirement plan (403B).

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