Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
La Jolla, California
Closing date
Jul 12, 2022

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Life Sciences, Bioinformatics, Immunology
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The La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI, San Diego, California) invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor to strengthen our research program in bioinformatics as applied to immunology and related disciplines. Applicants must have an outstanding record of scientific ability demonstrated by a strong publication record and/or other research products such as computational methods or software packages. Demonstrated expertise to work collaboratively with experimental scientists is a requirement, as are research directions that allow for interlinking with existing programs at LJI. This hire is part of LJI’s Strategic Vision to become a leading institute for bioinformatics research as applied to immunology.     


LJI is an independent not-for-profit research institute. The institute offers a superb and broadly-based research environment ranging from genetics, epigenetics, molecular biology and structural biology to cellular immunology, developmental biology, studies in animal models and human clinical trials. The institute is located on UC San Diego campus, where many faculty members hold adjunct appointments with access to students at all levels, and has tight interactions with neighboring institutions such as the Salk, Scripps, Sanford Burnham and J Craig Venter Institutes, as well as many local pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies.


LJI is consistently rated as a Best Workplace in San Diego, was rated as the top workplace in academics by the Scientist magazine’s survey of postdocs. Multiple faculty are rated as World Experts or Highly Cited by Clarivate. LJI has a focused mission and limits bureaucratic impediments and therefore provides an optimal environment for research productivity.


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.


With over 30 different countries represented, diversity is respected and celebrated at LJI. We are committed to ensuring a safe and compassionate environment that is equal, just, and fair. Science and discovery benefit from a diversity of talents, a diversity of approaches, and a diversity of perspectives. The La Jolla Institute’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative is helping us to make further improvements so we can together create an environment that is inclusive, provides equal opportunities, and opens doors that propel our research for human health.


Applicants should electronically submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, scientific achievements, and a detailed research plan in a single attachment.


Review of applications will begin August 1, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.


Founded in 1988, the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) is one of only a few non-profit biomedical research institutes in the world focused on understanding the immune response to infectious agents and cancers and on advancing progress toward the prevention, treatment and cure of immune system diseases.

LJIs researchers, many of them world-renowned scientists, are exploring the body's defense system at the molecular and cellular levels. We are making important discoveries about how the immune system works and the causes of immune system disorders. By unraveling the complexities of the immune system, LJI's researchers are providing critical insights that are moving science closer to the prevention, treatment and cure of numerous illnesses including infectious diseases and cancer, as well as immune system disorders such as diabetes, arthritis and multiple sclerosis.

The La Jolla Institute for  Immunology is dedicated to increasing knowledge and improving human health through studies of the immune system. Our essential purpose is to expand our understanding of how the immune system works and to discover the causes of immune system disorders. The knowledge gained through our biomedical research can, in turn lead to the prevention, treatment and cure of a wide range of human diseases.

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