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Career Opportunities at Torrey Pines Institute

science-careersTorrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies offers employment opportunities in Port St. Lucie, Florida and San Diego, California. The research environment at the Institute is one that fosters learning, training, development, and mentoring. We value the diversity of our employees and strive to provide a culture of mutual respect and a work atmosphere that promotes collaboration, teamwork, and personal and professional growth. The Institute attracts internationally renowned and talented scientists who are dedicated and motivated in their research pursuits, on the cutting-edge of scientific discovery and the development of improved diagnostics and treatments for human diseases. We provide a collegial and challenging work environment in which individual contributions are valued and encouraged. Our goal is to foster an environment that paves the way for innovation, creativity, and discovery that will ultimately lead to easing human suffering.

The Institute offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package. We understand that the health and welfare benefits provided by the Institute are important to employees and their families and this is a valuable component of the total compensation package offered to employees. The Institute also offers the outstanding benefits of life on the Treasure Coast of Florida or the Southern California Coast.

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In early 2007, the Institute opened its state-of-the-art, 107,000 square foot, green-certified facility in the Tradition Center for Innovation in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The Treasure Coast of Florida offers an abundance of outdoor recreational activities, beautiful sandy beaches, and coastal towns. The area provides a superior quality of life for residents with many historic and exciting attractions, activities, and shopping. The life sciences industry has surged in Florida and continues to gain critical mass across the state, making it a rising hotbed for attracting academic and industry researchers.

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The Institute is on the General Atomics campus in the heart of the biotechnology industry in San Diego. The Southern California area is rich in culture, art, gorgeous beaches, and coastal towns. San Diego and the surrounding area offers a multitude of outdoor hiking and biking trails, surfing locations, national parks, shopping, and excellent dining. The Institute is located in close proximity to the scenic Torrey Pines State Reserve overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The San Diego area has long been an attraction for many of the world’s foremost researchers.

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Exchange Visitor/J-1 Visa Program
Torrey Pines Institute has an approved Exchange Visitor program in place which allows research scholars from other countries to come to the United States on a J-1 Visa sponsored by Torrey Pines Institute. Scholars may conduct research at Torrey Pines Institute for a period of three months to five years. Successful candidates will have a master’s or doctoral degree in chemistry or biological sciences.

For internship opportunities, please visit our Outreach Programs section.