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.


Jim Ding

I like the environment at Chinook, where I'm encouraged to share my ideas and I know that people will listen. I feel I can be a contributor in Chinook’s work to improve the lives of those with kidney disease.

Jim Ding, Scientist II


Paige Ellison photo

It’s soulful work knowing the collaborative efforts of our team have the potential to save lives. As we launch our clinical trials, we’re intentional about interacting with patients and their families to understand what they go through day-to-day and how we might best help. It’s their lives that inspire us to do all we can to work fast and smart and together.

Paige Ellison, Director, Clinical Operations


Oliver Chong photo

I'm inspired by the fact that the work my colleagues and I do can make a real difference. It is invigorating to be part of a research team driving innovations to improve the health of kidney disease patients.

Oliver Chong, Research Associate II


Nikki Honson photo

The team at Chinook is amazing! Chinookers work together across departments every day to move our clinical pipeline forward and to exchange innovative ideas. I feel extremely fortunate to be part of such a promising company with real potential to positively impact the lives of patients with kidney disease.

Nikki Honson, Senior Manager, Business Development


Nathan Naidu photo

Chinook provides the ideal work environment that fosters open communication between employees and cross-departmental learning. What I love about working here is the encouraging team that values innovation through the exchange of ideas, and the incredible mentorship provided from the research and leadership groups. I am thankful to be a member of such a cohesive company that is determined to advance our pipeline in order to improve the lives of individuals living with kidney disease.

Nathan Naidu, Research Technician II

Current Opportunities


Clinical Trial Manager Remote
Sr. Clinical Research Associate Remote

CMC, Technical Operations, Supply Chain and Quality

Sr. Director, Chemical Development Seattle, WA
Sr. Director, Pharmaceutical Development Seattle, WA
Sr. Director, Quality Control Oakland, CA
Sr. Director, Quality Assurance Oakland, CA


Computational Biologist I/II Any location or Remote
Sr. Scientist, Translational Medicine Any location or Remote
Research Associate / Sr. Research Associate, Biology Vancouver, BC
Assoc Director/Director, DMPK Seattle, WA


Director, Total Rewards Seattle, WA
IT, Operations Manager

Seattle, WA, Oakland, CA, Vancouver, BC

Associate Director/Director, Search and Evaluation Any location or Remote

Life at Chinook