Associate Director, Chemical Development (CMC)

About the job

Cytokinetics is a late-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on discovering, developing, and commercializing first-in-class muscle activators and next-in-class muscle inhibitors as potential treatments for debilitating diseases in which muscle performance is compromised and/or declining. As a leader in muscle biology and the mechanics of muscle performance, the company is developing small molecule drug candidates specifically engineered to impact muscle function and contractility.

We are currently seeking an Associate Director, Chemical Development in our CMC department. The AD will help to find opportunities and activities that can enable the scale up of drug candidates for pre-clinical and clinical studies as well as supporting validation activities when progressing to late stage.

In this role, you will be responsible for the technical development, support, validation, and commercialization of drug substances using an external and internal network of providers. This position is integral to the advancement of Cytokinetics growing portfolio of drug candidates and technology programs and will lead and contribute to the development of chemical processes for manufacturing drug substances. The Associate Director will exert influence in driving timelines, objectives, and long-range goals to drive projects forward.


Our employees come from different backgrounds, and we celebrate those differences. We are looking for the best candidates for our open roles, but do not expect applicants to meet every qualification in order to be considered. If you are excited about what you could accomplish at Cytokinetics and believe you can add value to our team, we would love to hear from you.


Salary pay range: $176,000 – $219,000. Actual salary at the time of hire may vary and may be above or below the range based on various factors, including, but not limited to, the candidate’s relevant qualifications, skills, and experience, as well as the service line and location where this position may be filled.

Our passion is anchored in robust scientific thinking, grounded in integrity and critical thinking. We keep the patient front and center in all we do – all actions and decisions are in service of the patient and their caregivers. We champion integrity, ethics, doing the right thing, and being our best selves.

Cytokinetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer