Be a Force for Life

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 the discovery and development of medicines 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, our work environment is challenging, motivating, rewarding, inclusive, and designed to foster innovation and scientific excellence.

If you have this same commitment to be a force for life, to deliver on the promise of medicines, and feel that “the Ionis way” is right for you, we want to hear from you.

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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.”

Join our team

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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”.

Learn more about Ionis’ Training and Development

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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.

Internship opportunities

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Looking for a postdoctoral or clinical fellowship?

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

Fellowship opportunities