Research Technician - SGE

La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
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Job Description

A full time position for a Research Technician is immediately available in Division of Signaling and Gene Expression at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (San Diego).  The successful candidate will join a team of scientists investigating transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of immune cells in relation with allergy disease such as asthma, Tuberculosis or Dengue virus infection. (Seumois et al. Nat Immunol. 2014, Arlehamn et al.J Immunol. 2014). The research involves molecular biology, cell culture, flow cytometry, high-throughput next generation sequencing technologies (RNA-Seq, ChIP-Seq, Nextera-Seq). Experience in any of the above-mentioned techniques is a plus, however pertinent training will be provided. 

This position requires a 3 to 5-year commitment.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: The candidate will support active research and day-to-day operations of our research laboratory under the direct supervision of a postdoctoral scientist. We seek candidates who are diligent and extremely meticulous, who display initiative and will be able to contribute intellectually to the project. The candidate will integrate into the LJI Next Generation sequencing facility and will have to routinely process a high number of samples; therefore an exceptional level of organization is required for this position.  


Minimum requirements for this position include: a bachelor's degree (BS/BA) in biology, biochemistry or related field, at least 2 years of lab experience in an academic or industrial setting and the ability to illustrate the conceptual significance of previous work/training experience. This is a great opportunity for a talented person to grow in a creative and stimulating work environment.
Applicants will be asked to perform specific technical tests at the interview. 

How to Apply

Interested applicants are requested to send their resume (less than 2 pages including contact information of 2 references) and a brief cover letter relating how their talents fulfill the criteria for this position (all as ONE attachment) directly here:

About Our Organization

Founded in 1988, the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology (LIAI) is one of only a few non-profit biomedical research institutes in the world focused on understanding the immune response to infectious agents and cancers and on advancing progress toward the prevention, treatment and cure of immune system diseases.

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