Join our team

In the U.S. alone, almost half a million people are on dialysis and over 100,000 are waiting for a life-saving kidney transplant – by joining our team, you can be a part of developing precision medicines to give people back their lives and time, free from worry about kidney failure.

Through a culture that values innovation, scientific rigor, and collaboration, come join our team of talented and highly-engaged scientists and dynamic professionals to build a company dedicated to conquering kidney disease. Please explore our available jobs below.


Alain Romero photo

Working at Chinook, whose entire focus is on kidney diseases, gives me the unique opportunity to make significant contributions to nephrology, a field that I embrace. As an HCP, I am passionate about addressing unmet medical needs and as a medical affairs professional, I am excited about bringing new treatment options to patients through a portfolio that spans state of the art discovery to late-stage clinical development. If you enjoy a dynamic work environment where passion drives accountability to our patients, Chinook is the place to be.

Alain Romero, VP, Medical Affairs


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The statistics are staggering - roughly 9% of the global population suffers from kidney disease, and developing novel therapies for kidney diseases has historically been challenging for a number of reasons. Chinook is revolutionizing kidney disease treatment by leveraging our increased understanding of the biological pathways and the acceptance of surrogate markers as registration endpoints by regulatory agencies. I feel very fortunate to contribute to the innovative work Chinook is doing, and am inspired daily by the bright, thoughtful and passionate individuals who are dedicated to improving the lives of patients with kidney diseases.

Noopur Liffick, VP, Investor Relations & Corporate Communications


Leon Zhang

Chinookers are groups of scientists. Innovation is the backbone of our company. Together, we leverage our in-depth understanding as a team to develop novel drugs that offer the potential to improve the lives of patients with renal diseases. At Chinook, I have the opportunity to make a difference by providing a steady supply of drug substances for our clinical trials and relevant studies, which is my passion and brings great pleasure to my daily work! 

Leon Zhang, Associate Director Process Sciences


Brianna McWhirter photo

Working for Chinook allows me to feel like my voice matters. It is amazing to work so closely with such passionate colleagues who all have the same goal in mind to help patients struggling with kidney diseases. This work environment provides so much support for professional development as well as personal growth. I could not be more grateful to be a part of this team.

Brianna McWhirter, Clinical Research Associate


Ido Refaeli photo

It is energizing to work as part of such a collaborative and interdisciplinary team of scientists, clinicians and business professionals, who are so passionate about transforming the lives of patients living with kidney diseases. I feel very fortunate to be working in such a positive team environment with people who are committed to solving some of the toughest drug discovery problems in nephrology.

Ido Refaeli, Scientist

Current Opportunities


Director, Medical Writing Remote
Regulatory Affairs Associate/Sr. Regulatory Affairs Associate Oakland, CA or Seattle, WA
Senior, Clinical Project Manager Any location or Remote

CMC, Technical Operations, Supply Chain and Quality

Sr. Director, Quality Control Oakland, CA
Sr. Director, Quality Assurance Oakland, CA
Associate Director, Computer System Assurance Oakland, CA


Sr. Scientist, Translational Medicine Any location or Remote
Assoc Director/Director, DMPK Seattle, WA


Receptionist / Team Assistant Seattle, WA
Senior Administrative Assistant Seattle, WA

Life at Chinook