Research Technician I/II (Kawakami)

9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Req #174
Monday, April 5, 2021

Research Technician I/II

A full time position for a research technician is available immediately with the Center for Autoimmunity and Inflammation at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in the lab of Toshiaki Kawakami. Either experienced or entry level. The successful candidate will join a team of scientists investigating pathogenesis of allergic diseases and to develop new treatment of asthma and food allergy. They will be trained in all the necessary techniques including animal handling, immunization, tissue culture, flow cytometry, ELISA, PCR and other basic molecular biology techniques. Previous lab experience with the above techniques is a plus, but a highly motivated, hard-working individual with the capacity to learn new and challenging techniques is of utmost importance.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

The candidate will support active research and day-to-day operations of our research laboratory and will conduct the experiments independently after a series of training.


  • B.A./B.S. or higher in a biological science. Previous experience in a cellular/molecular a biology laboratory is a bonus.
  • Theoretical knowledge of biology, immunology, cell biology or related field at the college level.

  • Diligent and meticulous, and be able to contribute intellectually to the project.

How to apply:

In addition to completing the online application, interested applicants should please send one attachment, enclosed with a resume and 2 references to Yuko Kawakami, MD, PhD:

Salary will be commensurate with experience.

About LJI

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.

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