IT Specialist

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jan 08, 2020
Full time   Computer & Web Services, Info Technology

Job Description


Job #: G620

Posted Date: December 17, 2019

Closes On: Open Until Filled

Job Title: IT Specialist

Status: Regular Full Time

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Laboratory/Department: Information Technology

The IT department operates and maintains the Institute's core computing infrastructure and provides technical support services to labs and administrative departments.

Position Description:

Provides support to end users on a variety of issues in a unique BYOD (bring-your-own-device) environment. Identifies, researches, and resolves technical problems. Responds to telephone calls, email and personnel requests for technical support. Resolves issues using language that conveys technical information to non-technical end-users. Documents, tracks and monitors the problem to ensure a timely resolution. Collaborates/escalates with IT colleagues when necessary to resolve issues.



  • BS or BA in computer science or a related technical field or equivalent combination of education and experience.



  • +2 years of desktop, laptop and server equipment experience.
  • +2 years of applications and macOS and Windows operating systems experience.
  • +1 year of experience working at an IT Help Desk or experience providing IT support services to clients using a ticketing system.


  • Experience installing computer workstations, including desktops and laptops, printers, scanners, copies, handheld devices and other equipment.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.

Physical Requirements: This position requires constant grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, talking, analyzing, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing and working inside.

Application Details

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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled