Postdoctoral Position- Bioinformatics: profiling immune cells in infectious diseases

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 ( in San Diego, California.

Research Area
The individual hired for the immune profiling position will work at the cutting edge of bioinformatics, immunology and epigenetics, analyzing large-scale integrated datasets including genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic profiles derived from human immune cells. The majority of this research will focus on immune signatures of protection from and susceptibility to dengue fever and tuberculosis in latently, or acutely infected or vaccinated individuals as part of a large NIH-funded collaborative project.

• Ph.D. with a strong background in bioinformatics, biostatistics, and large-scale dataset analysis.
• Excellent communication and programming skills.
• Great publication record.
• Strengths in problem-solving skills and creative thinking.
• Ability to build new software tools as needed.
• Dual background in both computation and molecular biology, ideally focusing on immunology, will be a strong plus, as is prior experience with sequencing

About La Jolla Institute
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.

How to Apply
Interested candidates MUST include their CV, cover letter, and the names of three references to be considered. Please send them to

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.