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, diligent scientific and clinical approaches to the discovery and development of novel potential medicines. 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, fully integrated biopharmaceutical company.

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Cytokinetics is proud to have received the following recognitions for our workplace culture:

Fortune Best Workplaces in BioPharma in 2022

Fortune Best Workplaces in the Bay Area in 2022

 Great Place to Work Certified 2022

San Francisco Business Times Best Places to Work 2021, 2022


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 next-in-class muscle inhibitors as potential treatments for debilitating disease in which muscle performance is compromised and/or declining.


We offer a variety of competitive health benefits so that employees can choose the plans that best fit their needs.

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Life & Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Business Travel Accident Insurance

Our financial benefits provide employees the opportunity to invest and plan for their future.

  • 401(k) Plan
  • Health Care Reimbursement Account
  • Health Savings Account
  • Dependent Care Reimbursement Account
  • Transportation Reimbursement Account
  • Credit Union
  • ESPP

These benefits support our employees outside of the work they complete at Cytokinetics. We understand that home life is just as important as work life.

  • Holidays
  • Paid Time Off
  • Winter Shutdown
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • 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
  • Happy Hours