Research Associate/Senior Research Associate - Carlsbad, CA | Biospace
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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Carlsbad, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Associate, Research, Senior Research Associate,

Job Description

Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc., located in the North San Diego County city of Carlsbad, was founded in 1989 to create advanced, novel medicines to treat diseases with an unmet medical need. We are the pioneer and leader in the discovery and development of antisense drugs. By exploiting various cutting-edge RNA targeting technologies, we are capable of specifically and efficiently targeting any gene of interest, including ones which are not targetable by small molecules or antibodies. We currently have three approved drugs, and a robust pipeline of over 30 drugs in various stages of clinical trials.

Ionis is a challenging, motivating and rewarding environment designed to foster innovation and scientific excellence. Our success is a direct result of our outstanding employees. We are interested in bringing together individuals with different skill sets into this creative environment to be part of a productive team. Join us and experience our unique culture while you develop and expand your career.



We are seeking an exceptional and highly motivated individual to join our drug discovery research group to work on exploratory basic research in the pursuit of new therapeutic opportunities. Our ideal candidate is self-motivated, creative, strongly committed to the scientific process and capable of working independently in a fast-paced collaborative and interdisciplinary research environment. Key responsibilities will include target identification and validation for pulmonary diseases and tissue regeneration research using in vivo and in vitro systems, cellular assay development, biomarker identification.



•   B.S./M.S. degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or similar and 5 yrs (B.S.) or 3 yrs (M.S.) post-graduate experience engaged in bench research.
•   Proven hands-on experience with tissue culture, biochemistry, molecular biology techniques and rodent animal models.
•   Experience in primary cell culture, stem cells, iPS cells and advance microscopy skills is preferred.
•   A desire and strong capacity to collaborate across interdisciplinary teams.
•   Strong organizational, written, and communication skills.
•   Able to be productive and successful in an intense work environment while paying attention to detail and being meticulous on the bench.

Excellent salary and benefits package offered.

For more information about Ionis and to apply for this position, click Apply Now above. Reference Requisition #16-0059


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