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Postdoctoral positions at the La Jolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology, USA


Our independent, non-profit research institute is currently seeking highly motivated researchers for immediate openings in the research group of Dr. Alessandro Sette.

Successful candidates will join an interdisciplinary group of researchers dedicated to the identification and characterization of protective T cell epitopes from a variety of complex antigens, such as allergens, viruses, and bacteria.


We are interested in understanding the immune response to common allergens and the development of allergic asthma. This area utilizes the tools of bioinformatics-based epitope predictions to identify correlates of immune responses through use of PBMC samples from allergic individuals and transgenic animal models. Emphasis will be placed on the study of T cell responses evoked by common allergens, including the type and nature of allergens and epitopes recognized and the phenotype of T and B cells induced.

Projects will encompass potential immunoregulatory mechanisms as well as involve participation in collaborative research for allergen vaccines and therapeutics.


Ideal postdoctoral candidates will have strong backgrounds in immunology, molecular biology and biochemistry with an emphasis on allergy, immunochemistry and/or cellular biology/immunology methods.

Interested individuals should send their curriculum vitae and the names of three references to careers@liai.org



Positions are available to study the regulation of signal transduction in lymphocytes by protein ubiquitination (Immunity, 33:60-70, 2010; J. Exp. Med. 207:1381, 2010). We are using mouse models and molecular approaches to study the deficiency of E3 ubiquitin ligases in the development, differentiation, and activation of leukocytes, and their role in autoimmune and inflammatory diseases using mouse models of arthritis, allergic airway inflammation, tumor metastasis, and diabetes. Prior experience in handling of mouse models, and in molecular and cell immunology techniques, plus a strong background in immunology are desired.

Please send CV and three names of references to Yun-Cai Liu, Ph.D, Professor, Division of Cell Biology, La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology, 9420 Athena Circle, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA. Email: yuncail@liai.org ; http://www.liai.org/



3-4 Postdoctoral Positions immediately available for studies in:

  • Mechanisms of IgE/FceRI-mediated activation and signal transduction
  • Role of histamine-releasing factor in allergies and inflammation
  • Animal models of allergic diseases

Refer to our publications: Immunity 14:791, 2001; Nat Rev Immunol 2:773, 2002; PNAS 100:12911, 2003; Cancer Cell 16:161, 2009; J Exp Med206:1219, 2009; Immunity 34:893, 2011; J Clin Invest 122:218, 2012; Cell Reports 6:366, 2014.


Molecular and cell biological techniques, transgenic and mast cell knock-in techniques, and mouse allergic disease models are being used. Highly motivated individuals with an M.D. or Ph.D. degree are welcome to apply. One position will be filled by a US citizen or permanent resident.


Interested individuals should send their CV to: 
LaJolla Institute for Allergy & Immunology 
Attn: Dr. Toshi Kawakami
9420 Athena Circle
LaJolla, CA 92037

Or email: toshi@liai.org 


vložila: Darina Koubínová

Publikováno: Úterý 10.06.2014 09:35

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