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It’s official: San Diego Business Journal names Ionis as one of the Best Places to Work in San Diego!

This prestigious awards program recognizes 100 outstanding companies whose benefits, policies and practices are among the best in the region – companies that do everything possible to improve performance by challenging employees in an environment that makes work fun and engaging. We are thrilled to be named one of the Best Places to Work in San Diego.

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Make an impact in patients' lives

From the moment of our founding we knew that we could transform the biopharmaceutical industry. We had the right people, the right science, and the unwavering commitment to bring about a new approach to drug discovery and development that would deliver innovative treatments to patients where no others had proven effective or ever existed.

Ionis is where passionate, driven people come together to help patients in need. Our success is a direct result of our outstanding employees.

Located in the North San Diego County city of Carlsbad, we’re an industry leader in the discovery and development of antisense drugs. Our work environment is challenging, motivating, rewarding, and designed to foster innovation and scientific excellence.

If you have this same commitment to be a force for life and feel that Ionis is right for you, we want to hear from you.

Follow your passion

If you have a passion for helping patients and for the science that impacts their future, you could have what it takes to be an “Ion.”

Investments in You

Ionis is invested in the success of our employees. All of our trainings, from new hire through senior leader, are focused on the Ionis Culture and Core Principles and learning what we mean when we say: “Working the Ionis Way”.

Interested in an Ionis internship?

Pursuing a career in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry? If so, come and join our competitive, yet fun summer internship program to gain valuable real-work experience. Ionis’ internship program offers competitive pay and additional perks.

Looking for a post-doctoral or clinical fellowship?

As a post-doctoral researcher or clinical fellow, you’ll work with world-class scientists and our academic collaborators to discover and/or develop new RNA-targeted therapeutics.