Current openings

Senior Research Associate (In Vivo Pharmacology)

We are looking for a highly motivated in vivo biologist to become a key member of the Crinetics team. This individual will be an integral part of our effort to discover small molecule therapeutics for specialty endocrine disorders. This is a growth and learning opportunity in a small company environment.


  • Designing and conducting pre-clinical in vivo experiments to evaluate the efficacy and pharmacokinetics of therapeutic candidate molecules
  • New animal model development
  • Duties may also span from animal husbandry to conducting biological assays
  • Analysis of experimental data using MS Office, PRISM or comparable software


  • BS, MS or relevant experience in Biology, Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Toxicology or related discipline
  • 5+ years of experience in conducting rodent in vivo pharmacology studies
  • Experience and technical skills performing PK studies
  • Hands-on proficiency in rodent handling procedures and in vivo skills including dosing (IV, PO), blood and tissue collection, necropsy, etc.
  • Proficiency with basic surgical techniques
  • Must be independent and able to follow pre-established experimental designs, as well as develop new methods and protocols or technologies as needed
  • Must have strong work ethic, ability to multi-task and be enthusiastic for animal and laboratory work
  • Must be a team-player, detail oriented, punctual, reliable, and available on weekends when necessary
  • Strong communication skills and ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment

To apply, please email CV to

Corporate Development Internship

Term: Available to start immediately, flexible regarding end date

Crinetics recently closed a $40 million series A financing with top-tier venture investors (5AM, Versant and Vivo) and some of San Diego’s most successful drug hunters. On the heels of this financing, we are seeking a corporate development intern to help with strategic planning, market analysis/research, partnering and general contracting activities. This is a truly unique and excellent opportunity for a junior business professional to acquire a range of business experience, skills and professional contacts at one of San Diego’s most promising biotech companies. This role will report to the VP of Corporate Development & Operations.

Industry experience in biotech/pharma/healthcare. Work experience in investment banking, management consulting, sales and/or marketing/market research. MBA (may be in-process) and preferably a BS in biology or a related field. Excellent communication skills. Detail-oriented. Authorization to work in the United States is required.

Crinetics Pharmaceuticals Inc. is an early-stage company located in the heart of the San Diego biotechnology community that discovers and develops novel therapeutics targeting peptide hormone receptors for the treatment of specialty endocrine disorders. Crinetics is an employee-owned company founded and operated by a team of scientists with a proven track record of drug discovery and development for endocrine diseases and women’s health. Crinetics is a pet-friendly workplace.

To apply, please email CV to


Hiring Statement

Crinetics is a young, ambitious, company with a small and closely-knit team focused on the discovery and development of new drugs. The quality of our team and science is our top priority and only truly lasting competitive advantage. We offer the opportunity to learn and grow with the guidance of a leadership team that cares about your success. You will have the chance to make a real contribution to the success of our company and to improve the lives of patients. All full time employees are eligible for benefits and receive stock options.

Our hiring process is focused on finding new members who can best help us drive projects forward, help create new projects, and keep this a great place to work. We also want to make Crinetics a great opportunity for you. All CVs are reviewed by a member of the senior management team. Many applications will be discussed in depth. A handful of candidates will be called or invited to meet us for coffee. A few will be invited for on-site interviews to meet the rest of the team.

To apply, please email your CV to along with a cover letter outlining how you are a fit for the position. We wish we could respond to all applicants individually, but there simply isn’t enough time. If we have friends in common, we suggest you have them forward us your CV along with their recommendation and we will review it with extra care and attention.