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Research Tech I (VD – Vijay)

Job summary:
A full-time position for a research technician is immediately available in Division of Vaccine Discovery at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (San Diego). The successful candidate will join a team of scientists investigating transcriptional regulation of immune cells in relation with disease such as asthma, Tuberculosis, and DenV infections (Seumois et al. Nat Immunol. 2014, Arlehamn et al.J Immunol. 2014, Engel et al. Nat Immunol, 2016). The research involves molecular biology, cell culture, flow cytometry, high-throughput next generation sequencing technologies (RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, Nextera-Seq, Single-cell RNA seq using different platforms) and bioinformatic analysis of large sets of data. Experience in any of the above-mentioned techniques is a plus, however pertinent training will be provided.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
The candidates will support active research and day-to-day operations of our research laboratory under the direct supervision of a postdoctoral scientist. We seek candidates who are diligent and extremely meticulous, who display initiative and will be able to contribute intellectually to the project. The candidate will have to routinely process a high number of samples; therefore an exceptional level of organization is required for this position.

Qualifications:
Minimum requirements for this position include: a bachelor’s degree (BS/BA) or in the final year of their bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry or related field, and the ability to illustrate the conceptual significance of previous work/training experiences.
This is a great opportunity for a talented person to grow in a creative and stimulating work environment.

Applicants will be asked to perform specific technical tests at the interview.

Interested applicants should send by email a resume (less than 2 pages including contact information of 2 references) and a brief cover letter relating how their talents fulfill the criteria. Please apply 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. 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.

(REQ 1056)