Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics

9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Req #273
Monday, May 9, 2022

Assistant Professor in Bioinformatics

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 academic 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.


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. 

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 20 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 designed to help us identify areas at the Institute that need improvement so we can together create an environment that is inclusive, provides equal opportunities, and opens doors that propel our research for human health. 

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