Top 5 Companies Hiring in San Diego

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Located in Biotech Beach, San Diego is one of California’s hottest hiring cities for biopharma roles, with over 40 open jobs listed on BioSpace. The positions fall into multiple areas, including engineering, IT, clinical, regulatory and science/R&D. Some are hybrid/remote roles.  

If you’re interested in working at a biopharma company in San Diego, check out the open positions for the top five companies hiring in the area. 

  1. Avidity Biosciences has several openings, including hybrid/remote positions. The roles fall into multiple areas, such as clinical, regulatory and science/R&D. Positions include quality control stability specialist; principal scientist, biomarker sciences; and vice president, global program head. 

  1. Element Biosciences has several open positions in areas including engineering, IT and science/R&D. Roles include senior staff electrical engineer; scientist, biochemistry; and scientist II, genomics–R&D. 

  1. AnaptysBio has several job openings in multiple areas, including clinical, regulatory and science/R&D. Positions include associate director of clinical pharmacology; director, regulatory affairs; and vice president, biology research. 

  1. Fate Therapeutics has multiple open positions in areas including clinical, administration, and manufacturing and production. Roles include executive director, clinical operations; procurement specialist; and manager, accounting and financial reporting. 

  1. Takeda has job openings in science/R&D, regulatory and administration. The roles are research scientist II, inflammation discovery research; senior scientist, oligonucleotide chemistry; and senior facilities technician–San Diego, R&D lab. 

As you consider these open positions, remember to check out our job search toolkit, which features multiple resources to help you make your next career move. 

Angela Gabriel is content manager, life sciences careers, at BioSpace. You can reach her at and follow her on LinkedIn.  

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