Work@Caltech

Caltech is more than a world-renowned science and engineering research and education institution, it is a community—a community of curious and passionate individuals who collaborate to understand and solve complex scientific and societal challenges.

Caltech is an award-winning workplace and one of the best places to work in the greater Los Angeles area. We offer an exciting and dynamic work environment, exceptional career development opportunities, competitive pay programs, great benefits, and the opportunity to participate in many campus programs and activities.

We seek the best and brightest talent to join our workforce and become members of our community. Exceptional employees are critical to Caltech’s success. We look for talented people who possess a diverse set of skills and experience to match the diverse career opportunities available on campus, including researchers, finance specialists, fundraisers, food service workers, administrative associates, and information technology professionals.

People choose to work at Caltech for many reasons, and our carefully cultivated employee-centric culture often leads to fulfilling long-term careers. Our employees take great pride in contributing to Caltech’s reputation as an exceptional academic community where one can find excellence in laboratories, classrooms, and offices across campus.

Beyond the campus in Pasadena, California, Caltech manages NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the leading U.S. center for the robotic exploration of the solar system, and together we are Pasadena’s largest employer. Caltech’s reach extends globally with locations outside Pasadena in Louisiana, Washington, Hawaii, and Switzerland.

If you’re ready to put your unique skills and knowledge to use in an environment that fosters and values professional and personal growth, we invite you to explore the many exciting careers and benefits available here at Caltech.

Workplace Awards

We are proud to showcase some of the workplace awards Caltech has recently earned.

Caltech Ranked #2 Best University to Work For
by Glassdoor.com in 2012

Caltech Awarded "Great College to Work For"
by the Chronicle of Higher Education in 2013