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Postdoctoral Position- Bioinformatics, IEDB

The La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology, an independent, non-profit research institute, is seeking a talented and highly motivated postdoctoral fellow specializing in bioinformatics to join Bjoern Peters’ lab (http://www.liai.org/pages/faculty-peters) in San Diego, California.

Research Area
The individual to be hired will build software tools to analyze experimental data and predict epitope targets of immune responses. The resulting tools will be made available in the IEDB (www.iedb.org), an NIH-funded bioinformatics resource with a large user base in academia and industry. Also, tools will be directly applied in multiple in-house projects to develop improved diagnostics, vaccines and immunotherapeutics in the Peters and Sette lab.

Requirements
• Ph.D. degree ideally in bioinformatics, candidates with equivalent skills and interests in computer science, statistics, and biomedicine will also be
considered.
• Fluency in at least one programming language and the ability to quickly master new tools is required; practical experience with Python, Perl, R, Java, C/C++,
Linux, and web server development (ideally Django) is desirable.
• Knowledge of immunology, biochemistry, and bioinformatics is a strong plu.s
• Superior communication skills and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team are essential.

How to Apply
LJI is a great place to work as a postdoc. It was recently ranked as one of the world’s top 5 immunology research institutes based on literature citations, and was ranked #1 in a survey of postdocs as ‘best places to work’ worldwide by the Scientist.
Interested candidates MUST include their CV, cover letter, and the names of three references to be considered. Please send them to bpeters@lji.org

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).

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