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.

Salk Equal Opportunity and Non-Discrimination Statement

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is committed to providing equal access to opportunities for students, employees, applicants for employment and other persons.

Our policies prohibit harassment or unlawful discrimination against individuals on the basis of sex, gender, marital or parental status, pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding, medical conditions/disabilities related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding, gender identity, gender expression, or sexual orientation age, ancestry, color, religion (including religious dress and grooming practices), family and/or medical care leave status, disability (mental or physical), registered domestic partner status, legally protected medical condition, genetic information, military or veteran status (disabled veteran, veteran of the Vietnam era, other covered veteran status), national origin (including language use restrictions and possession of a driver’s license), race, religion or any other classification protected by local, state or federal laws.

The Salk Institute participates in the E-Verify program.

Reasonable accommodation is available for qualified individuals with disabilities and for individuals with religious restrictions.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding Salk’s non-discrimination and anti-harassment policies:

Sarah Canfield
Sr. Director, Human Resources
P: (858) 453-4100 x1988
F: (858) 550-9960
10010 North Torrey Pines Road
La Jolla, California 92037