We’re a team on amission


We view our employees as the unequivocal ingredients to success. Each and every employee is an integral member of the Cytokinetics team, contributing to our shared goal of improving the lives of people with debilitating diseases in which muscle performance is compromised and/or declining. While expectations of our employees are high, there is an equal commitment to ensuring that contributions are recognized and rewarded. We seek exceptional individuals to join us in our mission to develop the next generation of novel small molecule muscle-directed potential medicines.

Our passion is anchored in rigorous and diligent scientific and clinical approaches to the discovery and development of novel mechanism therapeutics. With gratitude for the commitments and convictions of our employees who are inspired by the courage of patients we aim to serve, we believe Cytokinetics will continue to be a pioneering, values-driven, sustainable, fully integrated biopharmaceutical company.

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If this aligns with your personal and professional goals and aspirations, we invite you to explore career opportunities at Cytokinetics.

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our mission

To improve the healthspan of people with devastating cardiovascular and neuromuscular diseases of impaired muscle function.

our vision

To discover, develop and commercialize innovative, first-in-class muscle activators and best-in-class muscle inhibitors as potential treatments for debilitating disease in which muscle performance is compromised and/or declining.

our inspiration

We are inspired by the unmet medical needs of patients and the impact on their loved ones and we believe our primary purpose is to make a meaningful difference in their lives. We are confident that by keeping the patients as our top priority, we cannot lose our way and that it will ensure we do the right thing by all of our stakeholders.

The benefits of working at Cytokinetics

Health Benefits:
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance
financial Benefits:
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Health Care Reimbursement Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
  • Transportation Reimbursement Account
  • Credit Union
  • ESPP
Other Benefits:
  • Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Winter Shutdown
  • Paid Medical Leave up to 12 Weeks
  • Paid New Parental/Baby Bonding Leave for 2 Weeks
  • Educational Assistance
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Reimbursement for Gym Membership
  • Team Building Events
  • Employee Happy Hours & Events

Recruiting Agencies – Please Read

We consider staffing agencies to be valuable partners. We do however have staffing processes in place that we ask you to respect. Typically we will initially make independent efforts to fill all positions. When we are not able to source the caliber of candidates we seek, we will consider using staffing agencies to augment our search efforts. All unsolicited resumes, CVs, anonymous profiles, or candidate details submitted by recruiters to employees of Cytokinetics are considered property of Cytokinetics and, therefore, are exempt from a placement fee.

Employment is managed by Human Resources. To protect the interest of all parties involved, Cytokinetics requires a fully executed agreement to be in place prior to submitting candidate resumes/CVs for consideration. Submission of unsolicited resumes in advance of a signed agreement between Cytokinetics and a recruiter does not create any implied obligation on the part of Cytokinetics.

If you are interested in developing a recruiting relationship with us, you must first work directly with Human Resources and not line management. For more details, please send an email to

We appreciate your cooperation and respect for our process.