Job Details

Requisition Number 18-0196
Post Date 11/7/2018
Company Ionis
Title Associate Counsel
Employment Type Full Time

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.


Ionis is seeking an individual with at least 5 years of public securities and corporate governance experience for a life sciences company.  A combination of law firm and in-house experience is preferred.  Experience with drug development and technology licensing transactions preferred.  

The successful candidate will possess a Juris Doctorate degree, be licensed with the California or New York State Bar and be capable of independent, self-motivated work while also being a constructive collaborator. 

The candidate will need to apply the right combination of technical skill, good judgment and common sense to resolve complex issues in a results-driven environment.  The candidate must be a reliable advisor for in-house clients and co-counsel. 

Excellent salary and benefits package offered.

Please visit our website,, for more information about Ionis and to apply for this position; reference requisition # 18-0196


Ionis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. and all its subsidiaries are proud to be EEO employers.


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