Provides general administrative (executive level) support to the PI and affiliated lab group including lab management, grant writing, editing and general administrative assistance. Uses initiative, resourcefulness and good judgment to handle a wide variety of administrative and support duties such as project management, addressing inquiries, maintaining filing systems, processing paperwork, composing correspondence and coordinating meetings and travel arrangements. Serves as liaison to Administrative units (Payroll, Human Resources, Computing, etc.).
Works both independently and as a team member. With limited guidance, prioritizes and executes responsibilities, applies experience & judgment to make decisions or resolve complex issues beyond scope of defined standard protocols. May provide some assistance/and or guidance to lower classified administrative support staff.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
Able to occasionally work a flexible schedule based on workload and deadlines.
Must be able to work occasional overtime.
Position may require working in multiple physical locations on campus.
Must be comfortable reporting to supervisor(s) remotely due to physical work location and supervisor's travel schedule.
Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
Successful completion of the Instituteâ™s background investigation.
This position requires constant grasping, keying, sitting and working inside.
Salk scientists are dedicated to innovative biological research. The Salk Institute consistently ranks among the leading research institutions in the world for its faculty's contributions and the impact of their findings. Focused both on discovery and on mentoring future generations of researchers, Salk scientists make groundbreaking contributions to our understanding of cancer, aging, Alzheimer's, diabetes and infectious diseases by studying neuroscience, genetics, cell and plant biology, and related disciplines. "We lead biological research. We prize discovery. Salk is where cures begin."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.