Web Application Developer

La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology
Job Location
9420 Athena Cir.
La Jolla, CA 92037

Full medical benefits package, 403b retirement savings account, life insurance, AD&D insurance, free parking.

Job Description

There is an immediate opening for a Web Developer on the Immune Epitope Database Analysis Resource (IEDB-AR, http://tools.iedb.org) team at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology (LJI, http://lji.org).  The candidate will work as part of a small team of developers to continue migration of the web applications from Java/Tomcat to Python/Django. These web applications are used by researchers worldwide free of charge to help understand and fight infectious and allergic diseases. The successful candidate will have significant experience in development workflows and will help to shore up current development/building/testing/deploying procedures.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Migrating several apps from Java/Tomcat to Python/Django
  • Implementing interfaces to new tools as they become available
  • Squashing bugs as they are uncovered


  • Python, Django, and Javascript expert
  • REST web services
  • Java
  • RDBMS and SQL
  • Version control systems
  • Coding best practices (documentation, unit testing, etc.)


Optional skills/qualifications:

  • Server administration (MySQL, Apache, Tomcat, etc.)
  • NoSQL databases
  • Knowledge of biology/immunology



How to Apply
About Our Organization

LJI is an independent not-for-profit research institute located on UCSD campus. The institute offers a superb and broadly based research environment ranging from molecular genetics and structural biology to cellular immunology, developmental biology, studies in animal models and human clinical trials.  Many faculty members hold adjunct appointments at UCSD, and tight interactions and collaborations are in place with neighboring institutions such as the San Diego Supercomputer Center (SDSC), the Salk, Scripps, Sanford Burnham and J Craig Venter Institutes, as well as many local pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies including Illumina.

LJI was rated best place to work in a 2013 survey of postdocs by The Scientist magazine, and ranks in the top 5 institutes world wide for citation impact in immunology based on ISI.

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