Every day Salk faculty and staff further the mission of a world-renowned research institute dedicated to improving human health. Each Salk laboratory runs independently under the direction of one of our distinguished faculty members.

Although not a degree-granting institution, the Salk Institute plays a major role in training graduate students and postdoctoral researchers from around the world. Critical support for these scientists' research is provided everyday by baccalaureate-level technicians, undergraduate laboratory assistants, maintenance technicians, animal husbandry personnel, and administrative staff of varying specialties. The Institute provides unique outreach experiences for volunteers and interns who have an interest in biomedical related fields.

Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, where employees enjoy a generous benefits program. Social activities on campus encourage interaction as a community.

Current Openings

Candidates interested in applying for a position with the Salk Institute should view current openings below and follow application instructions noted for each group of positions.

EEO Statement

The Salk Institute is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity. It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to unlawful considerations of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, mental or physical disability, marital status, genetic information, status as a disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era, other covered veteran, or any other classification protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities.