Postdoc – Immunology

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Are you looking to make a meaningful difference by contributing to our knowledge of how the immune system is regulated? If so, we are seeking an ambitious post-doctoral scientist with strong research and communication skills to contribute to high visible research projects. This position is with the Immunology Discovery division at Lilly Biotechnology Center in San Diego, California. If you desire to use your innovative research skills to advance our efforts in Immunology, apply today and join the Lilly family!

This work will contribute to the understanding of how B and T Lymphocyte Attenuator (BTLA) regulates T cell differentiation, and neo-antigen immunity. Some responsibilities in this role are:

Advance our understanding of how the immune inhibitory checkpoint receptor, BTLA, regulates T cell differentiation and activation.
Dissect the mechanism of action of how BTLA agonist antibodies regulate immune reaction to neo-antigens.
Work with senior and associate scientists within Immunology Discovery, Translational Immunology, Biotechnology Discovery Research, and other organizations across the company.
Identify areas of key need across Immunology Discovery and champion creative solutions to address those needs. Maintain external awareness and learning to benefit the organization.
Present findings at conferences and publish in high quality peer-reviewed journals.
Basic Qualifications
PhD in Immunology or related field
Strong background in immune checkpoint receptors preferred
Additional Information
This position is not permanent. It is for a fixed duration of two years with potential to extend to 3 years and for maximum of up to 4 years.

Additional Skills/Preferences
If you are described with these skills, you could be a great fit for the role:

Self-directed and highly motivated individual who wants to learn new techniques while continually pursuing research and publication goals.
Excellent communicator (oral and written) with presentation experience, along with a strong publication record.
Proficient in data analysis and reporting
Strong capabilities in cell & molecular biology, cell signaling, flow cytometry, ELISA, and gene expression
Experienced with fluorescence/confocal microscopy, SeaHorse, Nanostring, and animal models preferred
About Eli Lilly’s Postdoctoral Scientist Program
When it comes to research and development, our goal is to discover and deliver innovative medicines that make life better for people around the world. It’s challenging, expensive and often filled with failure. But even when we fail, we advance medical science and understanding by learning more about diseases, biology and chemistry – ultimately bringing new solutions one step closer to reality.

Over the course of our history, we have shed light on some of the toughest health care problems known to man – diabetes, heart disease, infectious diseases, neuroscience disorders, cancer and more. We could not pursue this without our research and development team.

Postdoctoral scientists help us continue this pursuit. During your experience you will get:

Top industry research experience
Mentoring by some of Lilly’s top scientists
Laboratory and classroom training and education to further your development
Collaboration and networking with dozens of postdoctoral scientists and other researchers
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