Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Careers - Overview


Every day, Salk faculty and staff work toward furthering the mission of improving human health. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in La Jolla, the Salk Institute offers a warm, collegial and collaborative work environment, while social activities encourage interaction within the Salk Community.

Life at Salk

Working at Salk is more than punching a time card. “Salkies” are a part of something bigger, of working together to change the world for the better.

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Open Positions

Search current openings to find your dream job at one of the world’s preeminent biological research facilities.

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Application Process

View the six step process from application through onboarding and employee orientation.

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Salk employees work hard every day. To support them, the Institute offers generous compensation and benefits.

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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

People are at the core of Salk’s commitment to improving the world. The Institute is committed to actively recruiting talented, diverse employees and providing opportunities for growth and development.

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Salk Values

At Salk, we believe that achieving scientific excellence requires not only incredible discoveries but also a common understanding of how we should work together to enable those discoveries.

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Salk Fellows Program

The Salk Fellows program brings in recent PhD graduates from broad disciplines to the Institute to trigger innovation and perpetuate the collaborative spirit upon which Salk was founded.

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Immigration Services

The Institute offers robust support and guidance for foreign scholars interested in filling eligible positions.

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Society of Research Fellows

The Salk Society of Research Fellows (SRF) is a group comprised of graduate and postdoctoral trainees. The goal of the SRF is to foster a sense of community among the research community at the Salk Institute.

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Academic Training

Salk plays an important role in training the next generation of biomedical researchers, including graduate and postdoctoral students.

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