Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Immunology

9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Req #189
Friday, May 7, 2021

A position is available at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) in the research groups of Profs. Patrick Hogan and Anjana Rao to understand the transcriptional networks operating in tumor-infiltrating immune cells and characterize the effects of specific transcription factors in the treatment of malignancies using next-generation CAR T cell therapy. Projects will include in vitro and in vivo approaches. This is a funded project in which a successful candidate will interact with cell biologists, bioinformaticists, and other researchers in a scientifically diverse and highly collaborative environment.


We are searching for a candidate with experience in cell biology, knowledge of in vivo tumor models, and an interest in genomics. The successful candidate should have a PhD or MD/PhD. Experience with animal tumor models, mouse strain maintenance, cell culture and molecular biology would be helpful. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are expected.


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


La Jolla Institute follows NIH criteria for post-doctoral salaries. 


To Apply

Provide CV, brief description of current research activities, and contact information for two references. Please enclose all documents within a single file attachment. 


About LJI

In 2017 and in 2019, 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 the La Jolla 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 (403b) retirement plan. 


LJI provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) protection 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.


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  • 9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA