Cytokinetics is a late-stage, specialty cardiovascular 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 cardiac muscle performance is compromised. As a leader in muscle biology and the mechanics of muscle performance, the company is developing small molecule drug candidates specifically engineered to impact myocardial muscle function and contractility.

Drug discovery and development use a broad variety of novel biochemical and cellular approaches to identify compounds that improve cardiac and skeletal muscle metabolism, mitochondrial function, and contractility. Innovative design and execution of experiments that facilitate the successful discovery of drugs that improve human health is our primary goal. We are seeking a highly motivated Laboratory Manager to join our Research group to help drive our drug discovery efforts and enhance the efficiency of our scientific work.


  • Manage common supply, lab reagents, and consumables.
  • Query inventory, assess and maintain chemical supply (e.g., RFID)
  • Manage the general maintenance, documentation, and training for common instruments.
  • Facilitate onboarding and training for basic laboratory procedures and safety.
  • Point of contact/liaison between research staff and facilities/EH&S
  • Ensure compliance of procedures set forth by research leadership.


  • The position requires a BS or MS in chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, physiology, or related field with a minimum of 2-3 years of laboratory experience in an academic, pharmaceutical, or biotechnology setting.
  • Possess general knowledge of basic laboratory procedures, techniques, and safety.
  • The ideal candidate will also have substantial experience in managing laboratory resources and inventory.
  • Experience with data analysis and visualization tools such as Excel and GraphPad is preferred.
  • An ability to multitask, strong organizational and time management skills, attention to detail, and flexibility are required.
  • Enthusiasm for working in a team-based, multi-disciplinary environment, paired with excellent verbal and written communication skills, is required.


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.

Salary Pay Range
$104,000$127,000 USD

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.

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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.

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Cytokinetics is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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