Open Position

Scientific Curator for the Immune Epitope Database

The Sette and Peters labs at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) are comprised of an interdisciplinary team of scientists working towards understanding, preventing and curing immune related diseases. As part of these operations, the Immune Epitope Database and Analysis Resource (IEDB), a freely available online resource supported by NIAID, was founded in 2003. The IEDB (http://iedb.org) contains data on B and T cell epitopes for humans, non-human primates, rodents, and other animal species from infectious diseases, allergens, autoimmune diseases, and transplantation.

There is an opening for full or part time Scientific Curator(s) to join our team.

The Curator is responsible for contributing to the population of data into the database through the curation of scientific literature. Duties include interpreting scientific articles to extract relevant data and entering these data into the database for access by the scientific community. Candidates should be quick learners in order to become contributing members of the curation team as quickly as possible.

Required qualifications:
•Strong experience in the field of adaptive immunology
•Ability to interpret and dissect scientific research articles for pertinent data
•Good attention to detail
•High computer proficiency, especially with respect to word processing and excel spreadsheet applications
•Ability to work in an independent, efficient and highly productive manner
•A Masters or PhD degree in immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, or related field. Preference will be given to those holding a Masters or Ph.D.

The position allows for flexible work hours with option to work remotely. Compensation is commensurate with experience. Full time employment includes medical/dental/vision benefits, paid vacation/sick leave, and contributions to a retirement plan (403B).

How to apply:
Interested candidates, please upload your resume here.

About LJI:
In 2018, 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.

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.