Lab Manager (SGE-Rao)

A full time position is available for a senior laboratory manager at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology, in a laboratory focused on signal transduction and gene transcription whose research is strongly relevant to stem cells and cancer.

This is a managerial position with some aspects of routine lab maintenance, but the candidate will be encouraged to participate in lab projects if he/she desires, either independently or under the supervision of senior lab members.

The position involves managing the day-to-day operations of two adjoining laboratories. Duties include ordering and maintaining lab reagents and stocks; keeping track of a large mouse colony; writing and amending animal, biohazard and recombinant DNA protocols; enforcing lab policies and safety standards; and communicating with and coordinating the activities of a diverse group of lab members (postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, undergraduates and technicians). A minimum time commitment of 3 years is required.


The ideal candidate will be a motivated and well-organized individual with a Bachelor’s degree and a strong background in the biological sciences, with 2 years or more experience as a lab manager and expertise in one or more of the following areas: cell culture, mouse handling, biochemistry and molecular biology.

We will also consider well-qualified candidates with strong laboratory skills who do not have formal experience as a lab manager.


Interested applicants should submit their resume and cover letter enclosed within a single attachment. Please apply HERE

About LJI

In 2016, LJI was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. 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 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.