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.

We are seeking a highly motivated Senior Paralegal to join our Legal team at Cytokinetics. This individual will provide professional legal support services in connection with generating, processing, drafting, finalizing and administering contracts and other legal documents. This individual will be expected to oversee a high volume of contracts that are received daily by the Legal Department and to collaborate with the Legal team and a variety of departments within our organization to ensure the contracts are completed in a timely manner and in compliance with our policies. 


  • Partner with internal clients to prepare certain agreements and flag issues for attorney review when needed
  • Communicate the advice of Legal department to businesses to manage legal risks
  • Manage contract workflow and approval process, including verifying that internal requirements are met, monitoring status, securing signatures, etc.
  • Draft, review, analyze and negotiate standard contracts (g., non-disclosure agreements, consulting agreements, clinical trial agreements, services agreements, work orders under master services agreements, license agreements, etc.)
  • Use the online contract management system and act as first point of contact for user questions
  • Own standard contract templates and playbook database for allocated businesses and maintain and recommend updates as needed
  • Work with the attorneys on special projects
  • Draft and maintain correspondence and diligence materials


  • BA/BS degree or Paralegal certificate with 10+ years of experience as a paralegal with diverse complex transactional experience
  • Experience in biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, analytical skills, attention to detail, and ability appropriately prioritize competing demands
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively within a legal team to ensure timely and accurate provision of legal services across the company
  • Excellent abilities with relevant software applications (e.g., Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint and DocuSign)
  • Proficient in use of contract management systems.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact and collaborate with business persons as well as internal and external lawyers, other paralegals, and support personnel
  • Provide a wide variety of organizational, investigative, administrative and analytical support and assistance to the Legal Department
  • Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions
  • Experience supporting Clinical Trial Operations matters is a plus
  • Minimum of 3 onsite days a week in SSF 




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
$131,000$160,000 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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