Postdoc Fellow (Ay Lab)

9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Req #172
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Job summary:

Professor Ferhat Ay’s laboratory with the Center for Autoimmunity and Inflammation, and the Center for Cancer Immunotherapy, at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) is seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral candidate to undertake research in computational biology and analysis of next-generation sequencing datasets. The lab is currently funded by three different 5-year NIH grants to work on computational problems concerning immune-related diseases.

Successful candidates will conduct research in a dynamic and highly collaborative environment. The research will involve the development of novel computational methods for the analysis of next-generation sequencing datasets produced by the lab in relation to gene regulation in immune cells. These datasets will include epigenomic, transcriptomics, 3D genome organization, and single-cell experiments of immune cells in health and disease (asthma, cancer, and COVID-19). Experience in the analysis of single-cell data is a plus.



• Ph.D. with a strong background in Computer Science, Statistics, Machine Learning, or Bioinformatics
• Excellent programming skills in at least one programming language (preferably Python)
• Proven record of scientific publications in bioinformatics and/or genomics journals
• Ability to develop novel computational methods, algorithms, and data processing pipelines
• Excellent communication and presentation skills

How to apply:

In addition to completing the online application, interested applicants should submit a CV, a statement of research interests and contact information of 2-3 references to

The successful candidate will undergo regular COVID-19 testing to obtain and maintain physical access to the institute, and will qualify for COVID-19 vaccination upon employment.  

About LJI
In 2017, LJI is ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal. The Institute 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.

Full-time employment at LJI includes a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision benefits, paid vacation/sick leave, 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.

Other details

  • Job Function PHD
  • Pay Type Salary
  • 9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA