Postdoctoral Fellow (Vijay Lab)

San Diego
21 Feb 2023
22 Apr 2023
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

Job summary:


Dr. Vijayanand’s laboratory at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI), La Jolla, CA is looking for a talented and motivated Postdoctoral Researchers interested in gene regulation, genetics and bioinformatics.

Publications to Review


a.    Schmiedel BJ, et al. Impact of genetic polymorphisms on human immune cell gene expression. Cell. 2018. PMID: 30449622

b.    Chandra V, et al. Promoter-interacting expression quantitative trait loci are enriched for functional genetic variants. Nat Genet. 2021. PMID: 33349701.

a.    Schmiedel BJ, et al. Single-cell eQTL analysis of activated T cell subsets reveals activation and cell type-dependent effects of disease-risk variants. Sci Immunol. 2022. PMID: 35213211.

b.    Eschweiler S, et al. Immunomodulatory effects of PI3Kδ inhibition in solid tumors – evaluation in a randomized phase II trial. Nature. 2022. PMID: 35508656.

c.    Meckiff BJ, et al. Imbalance of Regulatory and Cytotoxic SARS-CoV-2-Reactive CD4+ T Cells in COVID-19. Cell. 2020. PMID: 33096020.

To Apply: Please submit a CV & Cover Letter and indicate one or more potential matches to the specific projects from above. Applications without a cover letter will NOT be reviewed.

About LJI


The La Jolla Institute for Immunology, located in the UCSD Science Research Park, offers a collegial work environment that emphasizes collaboration, teamwork and creativity. Full-time employment at LJI includes a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision benefits, paid vacation/sick leave, and contributions to a retirement plan (403B).

In 2021, LJI was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. The Institute hosts 21 world-renowned faculty and over 80 postdoctoral researchers hailing from 30+ 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.

LJI provides Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment, and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type, regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, marital status, disability status, genetics, medical conditions, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, reproductive health decisions, or pregnancy, or any other condition protected by state and local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruitment, hiring, placing, training, promotion, compensation, benefits, transfers, educational assistance, terminations, layoffs, recalls, transfers, leaves of absences, 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 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.

The expected hiring range for this position is $67,808 to $78,000 a year.

La Jolla Institute is committed to compensation that is externally competitive and internally equitable. We validate this commitment by conducting regular market analyses to remain competitive with organizations of similar size in the nonprofit, independent research sector. Compensation decisions consider a variety of factors including experience, education, unique skill sets, organizational need, and internal equity.