Job Details

Requisition Number 16-0038
Post Date 3/3/2017
Company Ionis
Title Post Doctoral Fellow
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 two approved drugs, a robust pipeline of over 20 drugs in various stages of clinical trials, and multiple ongoing partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. This strategy provides us with significant financial strength through a continuing stream of revenue from upfront license fees and milestone payments.  

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 a highly motivated and talented individual to join our antisense drug discovery group as a Postdoctoral Fellow. The selected candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team of energetic researchers. The emphasis will be on using mouse genetics to understand antisense oligonucleotide biology and improve drug discovery. The successful candidate will be an innovative thinker with the ability to work independently to conceptualize, design and meticulously carry out in vitro and in vivo assays.


  • A Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Genomics, Genetics or Biochemistry, less than 3 years post doctoral experience.
  • Prior in vivo experience with rodent models required
  • Strong background in genetic and/or bioinformatics preferred
  • Track record of innovative research and scientific publications
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and oral communication skills
  • An ability to be productive and successful in an intense work environment

Excellent salary and benefits package offered.

For more information on Isis and to apply for this position, please visit our website, Reference Requisition # 16-0038

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


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