Junior Bioinformatician

9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Req #260
Thursday, March 3, 2022

Research Technician I/II in Bioinformatics - Single-Cell Sequencing (Peters Lab)


Job Summary

The Peters lab at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) is looking for a junior bioinformatician to join our efforts in profiling immune system responses to human pathogens such as M. tuberculosis and B. Pertussisfollowing infection or vaccination. Qualified applicant will have the opportunity to collaborate with our interdisciplinary team of experimental and computational scientists working towards understanding, preventing, and curing infectious diseases. We are looking to fill a research technician bioinformatics position with experience in the analysis of single-cell sequencing data.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities 
Under the supervision of Drs Julie Burel and Bjoern Peters, the research technician will assist with the analysis of large single-cell sequencing datasets generated for various projects from quality control steps to data exploration, statistics and visualization, and participate in regular internal discussions and presentations. 


Leveling Requirements

      B.A./B.S. or higher in computational sciences

      Experience with analyzing sequencing data (e.g., mRNA, TCR), preferably single-cell

      Proficiency in R programming

      Knowledge of immunology is a plus

      Strong presentation and communication skills

      Positive attitude and ability to work as part of a team

      The position can be on site, remote or hybrid (must be able to attend meetings during Pacific Standard Time working hours)


Appointment and Start Date

Appointment term is typically for one year, but can be extended if funding permits.

Position and pay will depend on the candidate’s qualifications and experience


To Apply

Interested applicants please submit the following in a single attachment:

  1. A brief cover letter relating how your talents fulfill the criteria for this position 
  2. Your resume/CV
  3. A minimum of two references (three preferred) 


About LJI: In 2021, for the 4th time, LJI was named a “Top Workplace” in San Diego County according to the San Diego Union Tribune. 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 the La Jolla area. Full-time employment at LJI includes a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision benefits, paid vacation/sick leave, and contributions to a (403b) retirement plan.

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