Postdoctoral Fellow In Immunology

La Jolla, California (in San Diego area)
TBD, Based on Reccomendation of NIH Postdoctoral Scale
October 19 2016
Position Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral positions available immediately, in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Croft at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI), to join a multi-disciplinary team that is focused on control of immunity by TNF family proteins. Projects will be to understand how proteins related to TNF drive lung or skin inflammation in models of asthma, atopic dermatitis, and psoriasis.

Motivated candidates with a Ph.D. or M.D in immunology within the past 5 years, and with broad interest in the pathogenesis of autoimmune and inflammatory diseases are encouraged to apply. Experience working in vitro and in vivo with immune cells and animal models of immune disease is required. A background in cytokine analysis, DNA/RNA studies, flow cytometry, and assays for in vivo inflammatory activity in animal models is preferred.

LJI is an independent, non-profit research institute, and is a great place for postdoctoral fellows to work. It was recently ranked in the world’s top 5 immunology research institutes and was ranked #1 in a survey of postdocs as ‘best places to work’ worldwide by The Scientist magazine. In 2016, 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 and contributions to a retirement plan (403B).

Individuals should send their CV and names of three references to: Dr. Michael Croft, Head and Professor, Division of Immune Regulation, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, 9420 Athena Circle San Diego, CA 92307, or email:

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