Open Position

Postdoctoral Position- Human T cell responses

Our independent, non-profit research institute is currently seeking highly motivated researchers for an immediate opening in the research group of Dr. Alessandro Sette.

Successful candidates will join an interdisciplinary group of researchers dedicated to the identification and characterization of T cell responses against a variety of complex antigens, such as allergens, viruses, and bacteria.

Research Area
We are interested in understanding the human immune response to common allergens and various infectious agents such as dengue virus, pertussis and mycobacterium tuberculosis. Our research utilizes the tools of bioinformatics-based epitope predictions to identify correlates of immune responses through studying blood samples (PBMC) from individuals previously exposed to the allergen/pathogen, currently experiencing active disease, or who have been vaccinated.

Methods frequently used in this research include isolating and culturing different primary cells of the immune system as well as ELISpot, FACS and intracellular cytokine staining.

Requirements
Ideal postdoctoral candidates will have strong backgrounds in immunology, with an emphasis on T cell immunity, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with bioinformatics is a strong plus.

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 individuals MUST include their curriculum vitae, cover letter, and the names of three references. Please enclose all documents within a single file attachment. To apply please click HERE

About LJI
In 2017, LJI was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. The Institute hosts 23 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