Ionis is a dynamic company. We offer a team-oriented, highly participative work environment. Employees benefit from a creative exchange of information with peers and management, which promotes independent thinking and affords unique opportunities for motivated individuals.

Our compensation system is simple. It supports the characteristics and behaviors that make us successful: individual excellence, effective collaboration, teamwork, willingness to take prudent risks, honesty, and openness.

We reward individuals based on their contributions, with no artificial limits imposed. Our objective is to offer a competitive compensation package, and recognize achievements with salary increases, stock awards, promotions, and bonus opportunities.

At Ionis, we encourage employee ownership in the Company. We believe that this creates a working environment of shared ideals and culture by all employees.


Ionis maintains a highly competitive benefits package, including:

  • Medical and dental options
  • Flexible spending accounts for health care and dependent day care needs
  • Life and AD&D insurance coverage
  • Long Term Disability coverage
  • A vision plan

In addition, we provide:

  • Company matched 401(K) Plan and Roth 401(K) Plan
  • Sick pay
  • Vacation time
  • Paid holidays
  • Stock options/RSUs
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Employee and family counseling assistance plans
  • Flexible work hours

Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc is proud to be an EEO employer.
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