Postdoctoral Fellow (Shresta)

9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Req #311
Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Postdoctoral positions are available at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology (LJI) in the research group of Professor Sujan Shresta. The research team focuses on investigating virus-host interactions in the context of globally relevant infectious diseases caused by flaviviruses and coronaviruses.  We use state-of-the-art mouse models, primary human cell culture models, human patient samples from endemic countries, and omics system biology.

Leveling Requirements


  • PhD, MD, or DVM in immunology, virology, or a related field
  • Strong scientific productivity, demonstrated through high-quality research published in peer reviewed journals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for internal and collaborative projects 


To Apply


Highly motivated individuals with a successful publication record and holding a PhD, MD, or DVM degree in immunology, cell biology, virology, or related fields are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants should send their CV and contact information for obtaining three reference letters.

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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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  • 9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA