Scientific Curator

9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Req #248
Friday, March 18, 2022

The Sette Lab at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) is an interdisciplinary team of scientists working towards understanding, preventing and curing immune-related diseases. As part of these operations, the Immune Epitope Database and Analysis Resource (IEDB), a freely available online resource supported by NIAID, was founded in 2003.

 

There is an opening for a full time Scientific Curator to join our team.

 

The IEDB contains vast data on B and T cell epitopes for humans, non-human primates, rodents, and other animal species from infectious diseases, allergens, autoimmune diseases, and transplantation. The Curator is responsible for contributing to the population of this data into the database through the curation of scientific literature. Duties include interpreting scientific articles to extract relevant data and entering these data into the database for access by the scientific community.

Based on almost 20 years of IEDB curation experience, we find our most successful curators possess these three attributes: 

      A strong background in immunology with a PhD

      Excellent attention to detail to capture and accurately translate immunology data

      A great ability to openly accept and action constructive feedback from peer reviews

Candidates possessing the following qualifications are encouraged to apply:

      A PhD degree in immunology, microbiology, biochemistry, or related field

      Strong experience in the field of adaptive immunology

      Ability to interpret and dissect scientific research articles for pertinent data

      Strong attention to detail

 High computer proficiency, especially with respect to word processing and excel spreadsheet applications

      Ability to work in an independent, efficient and highly productive manner

      Knowledge of, or strong interest in, cancer biology and immunology is a plus

 

The position allows for flexible work hours with the option to work remotel(within the United States). Compensation is commensurate with experience. Full time employment includes medical/dental/vision benefits, paid vacation/sick leave, and contributions to a retirement plan (403B).

 

How to apply:

Interested candidates, please upload your cover letter and resume in a single document when you apply via the "Apply Now" button. Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

 

About LJI:

In 2018, LJI was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego business Journal. 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.

 

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/recreational programs.

 

Find the online posting at https://www.lji.org/careers/.


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.


With over 20 different countries represented, diversity is respected and celebrated at LJI. We are committed to ensuring a safe and compassionate environment that is equal, just, and fair. Science and discovery benefit from a diversity of talents, a diversity of approaches, and a diversity of perspectives. The La Jolla Institute’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Initiative is designed to help us identify areas at the Institute that need improvement so we can together create an environment that is inclusive, provides equal opportunities, and opens doors that propel our research for human health. 

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