Postdoctoral Position- Human T cell responses in Allergy (VD-Peters)

9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Req #169
Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Postdoctoral Position- Human T cell responses in Allergy (VD-Peters)

Our independent, non-profit research institute is currently seeking highly motivated researchers for an immediate opening in the research group of Dr. Bjoern Peters.

Successful candidates will join an interdisciplinary group of researchers dedicated to the identification and characterization of T cell responses against a variety of complex antigens, such as allergens, viruses, and bacteria. 

Research Area:

We are interested in understanding how human immune response drives pediatric food allergy. Our research utilizes bioinformatics-based epitope predictions to identify peptide targets of immune responses that are used to isolate allergen specific T cells from individuals previously exposed to the allergen, currently experiencing active disease, or who have outgrown the allergy.

Methods frequently used in this research include isolating and culturing different primary cells of the immune system as well as ELISpot, FACS, and intracellular cytokine staining. You will also have opportunities to work on cutting-edge techniques such as high-dimensional mass cytometry, single cell sequencing, and innovative bioinformatics analyses.

This position is a part of a NIH-funded U19 Allergy program at LJI, working alongside other labs including Dr. Alessandro Sette (cockroach and mouse allergy) and Dr. Vijayanand (mold allergy/asthma).


Ideal postdoctoral candidates will have strong backgrounds in immunology, with an emphasis on T cell immunity, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills. Familiarity with allergic disease is a strong plus but not required.

How to apply:

Interested individuals MUST include a cover letter, their curriculum vitae, and the names of three references. Please enclose all documents within a single file attachment. 

About La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI):

LJI hosts 20 world-renowned faculty and over 200 postdoctoral researchers hailing from 37 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, and was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. 

Full-time employment at LJI includes a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision benefits and contributions to a retirement plan (403B).

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.

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  • 9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA