Excellent company to work for with a very diverse culture. The management team is very supportive and well rounded. My most enjoyable moment at this institute is working a team of individuals who a honest and hardworking.
IT Analyst III (Former Employee) – La Jolla, CA – December 10, 2016
Troubleshoot and repair all computer systems, build as required and special setups of OS for research environment. Working with people and computers, personal laptops, from all over the world in a very diverse cultural environment. Put all systems on TSRI's network, setup AD and Exchange clients and network shares.
Project Administrator (Current Employee) – La Jolla, CA – November 22, 2016
After nearly 15 years with the institute in an administrative position, I've seen many changes take place. The institute used to offer more employee recognition benefits than they do now, but it is still a great place to work. The benefits are competitive and many different positions are available. There is a rich diversity within the employees, with people from all over the world coming together to conduct and support research. Job security is based upon the availability of funding which has been challenging to attain for a few years with so many government cutbacks to medical research funding.
Animal Technician II (Former Employee) – La Jolla, CA – August 19, 2015
Once arrived I would put my lunch in the fridge in the break room and clock in with Kronos. Go to the locker room and change into the provided uniform, put my hair up, put on my dedicated shoes and go to the office... Once in the office I would check my work email for any instructions given by my PI or Lab techs in my room, check my inbox for my schedule or notes from my supervisor (because I would get there before her), and go to my room... Depending on the day I can either be doing technical work ( Tagging and tailing or sentinels) or I would be changing cages... If I were to be tagging and tailing I would set up my bead sterilizer so it can get hot as I am doing my health checks. Once health checks are done and all floods are taken care of and sick mice were reported. I would go through my room and tag the cages that had 4 week old pups to be tagged and tailed and the cages that needed retails. Once done with that I would get my things together and start. If I had to cage change it would be easier and a faster set up than tagging and tailing... Management was always around to help if I needed her. My co workers were awesome... We all got along and worked as a team... If someone did happen to have a problem it wouldn't last long... We would always make up by the end of the day... The only part I found hard was the constant changes we would get from the dept manager... He wouldn't let anything have a chance to work... The most enjoyable thing I got out of my last job was the different cultures that I got to meet and learn about... How well others got along no racism or snidemore... remarks from anyone who was prejudice... When we were within the walls of the vivarium it was our own world... When the day was done go to the office clock out of kronos after turning in all what you've done that day to the supervisor... Go to the locker room, shower, change back into your clothes, and go home to start it all over again the next day...less
Administrative Assistant III (Former Employee) – La Jolla, CA – July 1, 2015
Learned about submitting grants to NIH and Private Non-Profit agencies. I loved this part of my job. I also was responsible for proof reading and editing the technical writing of the grant application. I also managed the lab, negotiating prices of equipment.
This is a great place to work for. The HR is great and very organized. The benefits are very good and the compensation. The Scientific community of this institute is astonishing and working under the guidance of any member will 100 fold elevate your experience and work.
Post Postdoctoral Research Associate (Former Employee) – La Jolla, CA – November 30, 2014
TSRI is the state-of-the art scientific facilities. It is one of the largest private research institutes in the US. Many Nobel Laureates here. You have the opportunities to work with the best and brightest young scientists. It is easy to publish high profile paper here because your work is based on high platform. I learned new technologies that I never had chance to touch before. Many postdoc here so people is kind of equal.
a lot to learn, feel independent, amazing sciences, nice place to live
Great workplace in the midst of beautiful Florida green lawns
Research Associate (Current Employee) – Jupiter, FL – October 6, 2014
TSRI is an institute of repute, however being a small offshoot of the campus at La Jolla it is still evolving and find the best working formula, in terms of collaborations and facilities. The scientific community consists of young talented postdocs and young PIs which are all self driven and enthusiastic.
Good place to have collaboration with chemistry
little away from the major cities and malls and shops
Technician Specialist (Current Employee) – La Jolla, CA – September 12, 2014
What I appreciate about TSRI (The Scripps Research Institute) is that I got to learn a lot of technical work, and I am able to do that on a regular basis, learn about many species, able to work with multiple species (Mice, rats, rabbits, frogs, chickens, and primates). I supervise 3 washrooms and 1 facility with a crew of 7. At one time i was managing total of 16 people. So I have to multitask and mange my time between places and that makes the days go by fast. I enjoy my co-workers, we all work hard with little supervision. The hardest part of my job is that sometimes I care and think about my job when I am not working.
Healthcare, free lunches at times, going to seminars