About the Position
The La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) invites applications for a tenured faculty position, preferably at the rank of Full Professor, to expand our research program in immunology. Applicants must have an outstanding record of scientific accomplishments in one or more sub-disciplines of immunology demonstrated by a strong publication record, success in securing competitive research funding, and national and international recognition. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and strong work ethics are a requirement.
LJI is an independent not-for-profit research institute located on the campus of the University of California in San Diego (UCSD). The institute has recently concluded a formal affiliation agreement with UCSD designed to enhance our scientific capabilities and establish an outstanding, internationally competitive joint immunology program. The institute offers a superb and broadly based research environment ranging from molecular genetics and structural biology to cellular and molecular immunology, cancer immunology, developmental biology, studies in animal inflammation models and human clinical trials. Interactions and collaborations are in place with neighboring institutions such as the Salk, Scripps, Sanford Burnham Prebys and J Craig Venter Institutes, the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), and many local pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.
LJI was rated best place to work in academia in a 2013 survey by The Scientist magazine, and was ranked by ISI in the top 5 institutes worldwide for citation impact in immunology. We have a strong institutional commitment to excellence through diversity.
How to Apply
Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, scientific achievements, a detailed research plan, and three letters of reference. Please enclose all documents within a single file attachment. To apply, click here.
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 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, paid vacation/sick leave, 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.