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.


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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


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Chinook allows me to pursue my passion for helping patients live better lives, while maintaining a great work-life balance. This allows me to be at my best for both my colleagues as well as my family.

Jeff Lester, Senior Research Associate


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I love working with a team comprised of such passionate and motivated individuals. We all share the same vision of finding treatments for kidney disease. This shared vision creates a collaborate environment where everyone supports each other.

Jerlyn Tolentino, Associate Director, Clinical Operations


eric bailey

Chinook provides the opportunity to work in a research space that is collaborative and forward thinking about its pipeline, employees, and the patients we serve. I’m glad to be part of a company that has exciting possibility to drive forward breakthrough drugs for an unmet patient need.

Erik Bailey, Senior Clinical Trial Associate


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Chinook is such a fun and inspiring place to work. The environment is nurturing and collaborative across all departments – every voice and idea matters. I am very grateful to be working with such amazing people with the common goal in helping kidney patients have a better future.

Leanne Luu, Administrative Assistant I

Current Opportunities


Director, Medical Writing Remote
Senior, Clinical Project Manager Any location or Remote
Associate Clinical Trial Manger Any location or Remote

CMC, Technical Operations, Supply Chain and Quality

Sr. Director, Quality Control Oakland, CA
Sr. Director, Quality Assurance Oakland, CA


Assoc Director/Director, DMPK Seattle, WA


Senior Administrative Assistant Seattle, WA
Executive Director, Marketing and New Product Planning Seattle, WA

Life at Chinook