Postdoctoral Position in Vaccine Immunology and CD4 T Cell and B Cell Biology (Crotty)


Academic postdoctoral positions (NIH grant funded – up to 5+ years) are available at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) in the research group of Prof. Shane Crotty. The goal of the laboratory is to elucidate the immunobiology underlying successful vaccines and protective immune responses and apply those principles and mechanisms to the development of future vaccines.

Please refer to some of our recent publications for the active research areas of the Crotty laboratory:
1. LEF-1 and TCF-1 orchestrate TFH differentiation by regulating differentiation circuits upstream of the transcriptional repressor Bcl6. Nature Immunology 2015
2. Precursor frequency and affinity determine B cell competitive fitness in germinal centers, tested with germline-targeting HIV vaccine immunogens. Immunity 2018
3. The human naive B cell repertoire contains distinct subclasses for a germline-targeting HIV-1 vaccine immunogen. Science Translational Medicine 2018
4. Slow delivery immunization enhances HIV neutralizing antibody and germinal center responses via modulation of immunodominance. Cell 2019

How to Apply:
Highly motivated individuals with a successful publication record and holding a PhD degree in molecular biology, immunology, cell biology, virology, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send their CV and a cover letter enclosed within a single file attachment to be considered. Please apply here.

About LJI:
LJI is an academic non-profit research institute. LJI has been ranked as one of the best places in the USA to be a postdoc. LJI us 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.

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/recreational programs.