Join the JCVI Team

JCVI is a premier, not-for-profit genomics research institute with about 100 scientists and staff in Rockville, Maryland and La Jolla, California. JCVI continues to lead the world in genomic science with new programs to improve understanding in the areas of genomic medicine, infectious disease, microbial and environmental genomics, synthetic biology, and informatics. JCVI consists of a team of dedicated scientists and support staff that all work together to reach the goals of the Institute. YOU can be JCVI’s next great hire!

We recognize that the success of the Institute is only as good as the people who make it all happen. JCVI strives to provide our employees with competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, and various incentives.

Equal Opportunity Statement

All qualified employees and applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status. J. Craig Venter Institute is an equal opportunity employer Minorities/Females/People with Disabilities/Protected Veterans/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity.

If you'd like more information about your EEO rights as an applicant under the law, please download the available EEO is the law English Version - Revised November 2009 and EEO is the Law Supplement English Version - Revised September 2015. For Spanish employees and applicants EEO is the Law Spanish Version - Revised November 2009 and EEO is the Law Supplement Spanish Version - Revised September 2015.

Requests to view JCVI’s AAP can be made by contacting Documents can be viewed between 9 AM – 4 PM.

Company EEO/AA Statement

The J. Craig Venter Institute is committed to providing equal access to opportunities for students, employees, applicants for employment and other persons.

Our policies prohibit harassment or unlawful discrimination on the basis of gender, race, color, religious creed, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical developmental disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other protected characteristics.

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Accommodation Notice

JCVI endeavors to make its career pages at JCVI Careeer Site accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility of our website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Human Resources at (858) 200-1800 or This contact information is for accommodation requests only and cannot be used to inquire about the status of applications.

Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


J. Craig Venter Institute offers a generous benefits package. Benefits become effective the first of the month following your date of hire.

Medical Insurance

JCVI offers medical coverage options to all eligible employees. These options allow you to choose from a wide selection of providers and hospitals nationwide.

Dental Insurance

Preferred Provider Organization (PPO) allows eligible employees to choose from a large network of dentists to receive in-network benefits.

Vision Plan

The vision plan provides the following services for eligible employees: eye exam, contacts, frames, and discounts on laser eye surgery and prescription glasses.

Life Insurance

Life insurance and accidental death insurance coverage is provided fully paid by JCVI.

401(k) Retirement Plan

Contributions to the plan are matched at a rate of 100% for the first 3% of your deferral and 50% for the next 2% of your deferral. The plan allows for tax deferred and Roth contributions. Participants are 100% vested as soon as they start contributing to the plan.

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)

Out-of-pocket health care and dependent care expenses can cost you a fortune. FSAs can help you save money on these expenses by allowing you to set aside money, pre-tax, to cover the cost of these expenses. Employees are eligible to fund, on a pre-tax basis, up to $2600 per year for qualified healthcare expenses, $5,000 per year for qualified dependent care expenses and up to $255 per month for qualified commuter/mass transit expenses.

Additional Benefits

  • Supplemental Life Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Business Travel Accident Plan
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Candidate Referral Program
  • Voluntary Legal Assistance Plan
  • Wireless Discount Plans (Verizon Wireless and AT&T Wireless)
  • Computer Purchase Discounts (through DELL)
  • Bring your dog to work
  • And more!
This webpage provides a general overview of the total compensation and benefits package provided to eligible employees at JCVI. Certain benefits described in this page are described in greater detail in separate, legal plan documents. Not all elements of the benefits described within this publication are available at all locations. All components of JCVI's total compensation and benefits package are subject to amendment or termination by the company in its sole discretion.