Postdoctoral Position in Tumor Immunology

A position is available at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in the research group of Dr. Catherine Hedrick to study the role of specific myeloid cell subsets in the growth and metastasis of cancer. The project will include a variety of in vitro and in vivo approaches in mouse models.

LJI is an independent, non-profit research institute, and is a great place for postdoctoral fellows to work. It was recently ranked in the world’s top 5 immunology research institutes and was ranked #1 in a survey of postdocs as ‘best places to work’ worldwide by The Scientist magazine.

The successful candidate should have a PhD or MD. Documented experience in working with cancer models, or myeloid cells, or in working with mice in general is necessary. Excellent written and verbal skills are expected.


La Jolla Institute postdoctoral payscale based on NIH recommendations, commensurate with experience.

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send a CV, a brief description of current research activities, and contact information of 3 references. Please enclose all required documents within a single attachment. To apply, please click 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. 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.