Research Tech I/II (Kawakami Lab)

9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Req #266
Monday, March 28, 2022

Job Summary

A full time position for a research technician is available immediately with Center for Autoimmunity and Inflammation at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in the Kawakami lab, 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. The candidate will be trained in all the necessary techniques including animal handling, immunization, tissue culture, flow cytometry, ELISA, PCR and other basic cellular and 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 and 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.

Leveling Requirements 

Candidates must have:

  • B.A./B.S. or higher in a biological science. Previous experience in a cellular/molecular 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.

About the La Jolla Institute: In 2019, LJI was ranked as the #1 place to work in academia based on a survey by The Scientist magazine. The Institute hosts 25 world-renowned faculty and postdoctoral researchers from 21 different countries. LJI is located at 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 and contributions to a retirement plan (403B). Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates, please send a single file attachment, enclosed with a brief cover letter, resume and 2 references to:

Yuko Kawakami, MD, PhD

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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