Assistant Professor Faculty Position

La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology
San Diego, California
Salary compensable depending on experience
Closing date
Oct 7, 2022

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Life Sciences, 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. We are seeking creative new faculty addressing major immunological questions; performing rigorous science; thoughtful about their specific area and about biology more generally; and eager to engage with our collaborative faculty. The research should have a tangible connection to immunology, but it could pertain either to a major question that is intrinsically immunological or to a broader biological question relevant in an immunological setting. LJI has a strong research focus in human health and human diseases. We are interested in applicants from any area of immunology and we particularly welcome applicants whose research includes sex-based immunological differences, engineering immunity, or neuroimmunology, as well as the broader fields of autoimmunity, cancer immunology, inflammation, and infectious diseases, among others.

LJI is an independent not-for-profit research institute. The institute offers a superb and broadly-based research environment spanning cellular immunology, genetics, epigenetics, molecular biology, structural biology, developmental immunology, human immunology, and clinical trials. Our faculty research diversity is one of our greatest strengths. New hires will have access to outstanding colleagues, graduate students affiliated with degree-granting programs, and state-of-the-art core facilities. Competitive research space and start-up funding will be provided. LJI scientific cores, including flow cytometry, next-generation sequencing, microscopy, and the clinical core facility are all world-class.

LJI is consistently rated as a Best Workplace in San Diego and was rated as the top workplace in academia by The Scientist magazine’s survey of postdocs. Multiple faculty are rated as World Experts and/or Highly Cited by Clarivate. LJI has a focused mission and limits bureaucratic impediments, therefore providing an optimal environment for scientific productivity. The institute is located on the UC San Diego campus and has close interactions with many neighboring academic institutions and the local pharmaceutical and biotechnology community.

Candidates must hold a PhD, MD or equivalent degree and must have an outstanding record of scientific ability demonstrated by a strong publication record. Applicants should electronically submit a single attachment that includes (1) a cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) a statement detailing one’s approach to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (up to 1 page), a research statement including highlighted research accomplishments and proposed research program (up to 3 pages), and (4) contact information for three references. Questions related to the position can be sent to

Review of applications will begin October 1st 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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