Postdoctoral Researcher (Myers Lab)

9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA Req #301
Tuesday, October 4, 2022

The Myers Lab at the La Jolla Institute for Immunology is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to elucidate the fundamental yet elusive questions in glycosylation signaling and its role in transcriptional and epigenetic regulation. The Myers Lab develops and applies novel, transdisciplinary approaches, centered largely around mass spectrometry-based proteomics, to understand how dynamic biochemical networks act as information processing circuits that drive cellular decision making. Some examples of research areas in the lab that need creative scientists include:


  Understanding the crosstalk of signaling transduction pathways and signaling chemistries that drive stem and immune cell differentiation

   “Systems biochemistry” of intracellular glycosyltransferases

    Structural and functional characterization of protein complexes, their downstream glycosylation signaling, and their role in transcriptional/epigenetic regulation


Successful candidates will join a highly collaborative and interdisciplinary environment. The La Jolla Institute is a world-leading non-profit research organization that hosts 20 world-renowned faculty and over 200 postdoctoral researchers hailing from 30+ 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.


Qualified Candidates should have:

      An MD, Ph.D., or equivalent experience in analytical chemistry, chemical biology, biochemistry, 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

      A track record of creative and independent research

      A strong sense of curiosity and willingness to explore


Strong applicants will have knowledge or skills in one or more of the following areas:


      Glycosylation and/or glycobiology

      High-end mass spectrometry-based proteomics

      Computational Biology

      Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

      Structural Biology (protein complex characterization, cross-linking mass spectrometry, etc.)

      Genome editing and genomic engineering


Higher than average annual salary and very competitive benefits and retirement plans.


How to Apply:

Inquiries can be addressed to Samuel Myers, PhD ( Pillars of the Myers Lab are creativity, diversity, and individuality, which flourish when people can bring their unique perspectives to work. Folks of the BIPOC, LGBTQIA+, and other underrepresented communities are encouraged to apply.


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Other details

  • Job Function PHD
  • Pay Type Salary
  • Min Hiring Rate $70,096.00
  • Max Hiring Rate $76,024.00
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  • 9420 Athena Cir, La Jolla, CA 92037, USA