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Salk Institute for Biological Studies

Salk Institute for Biological Studies

The Salk Institute for Biological Studies is one of the world's preeminent basic research institutions, where internationally renowned faculty probe fundamental life science questions in a unique, collaborative, and creative environment. Focused on both discovery and mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes, and cardiovascular disorders by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines.


Faculty achievements have been recognized with numerous honors, including Nobel Prizes and memberships in the National Academy of Sciences. Founded in 1960 by polio vaccine pioneer Jonas Salk, M.D., the Institute is an independent nonprofit organization and architectural landmark.


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.


Jobs at Salk Institute for Biological Studies

  • Vice President - External Relations

  • La Jolla, CA
  • Reporting to the President and serving as an integral member of the executive leadership team, the Vice President, External Relations (VP-ER) is respo

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  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis, Dr. Daniel Hollern

  • La Jolla, CA
  • The laboratory of Dr. Daniel Hollern at the Salk Institute of Biological Studies Department of Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis in La Jolla, C

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  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Laboratory of Dr. Christian Metallo

  • La Jolla, CA
  • The Metallo lab aims to understand how metabolism contributes to progression of cancer and other age-related diseases. We study how alterations in car

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