Postdoctoral Fellow (Lindestam Arlehamn Lab)

9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Req #341
Tuesday, November 14, 2023

A Postdoctoral Fellowship position is available immediately at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology in the lab of Dr. Cecilia Lindestam Arlehamn, in close collaboration with Dr. Alessandro Sette, who is interested in understanding human T cell reactivity in neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and ALS.


Successful candidates will join an interdisciplinary group of researchers with a strong sense of collaboration dedicated to identifying and characterizing T cell responses against various complex antigens. They will build upon previous discoveries implicating a role for T cells in neurodegenerative diseases (PMIDs: 28636593, 31085590, 36495691, 35314697, 35754290, 31430650, and 32313102).



Ideal postdoctoral candidates should have a strong background in either basic immunology, T cell immunity, or neurodegenerative disease, as well as strong verbal and written communication skills.


How to Apply: Interested individuals should include their curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing why they are interested in this position, and the names of three references. Applications without a cover letter will not be reviewed. Please enclose all documents within a single file attachment.


About La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI)

LJI hosts 23 world-renowned faculty and over 70 postdoctoral researchers hailing from 21 different countries. 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, and was ranked as one of the best places to work in San Diego by the San Diego Business Journal.

Full-time employment at LJI includes a competitive salary, medical/dental/vision benefits, and contributions to a retirement plan (403B).

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Other details

  • Job Function PHD
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $67,808.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $75,452.00
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