Current openings

Medicinal Chemistry

We are looking for highly motivated, hands-on medicinal chemists to become key members of the Crinetics team. These individuals will be an integral part of our medicinal chemistry effort to discover small molecule therapeutics. These are growth and learning opportunities in a small company environment.


Design, synthesis and purification of small molecule drug candidates and other molecules as part of drug discovery programs.

PhD in Organic Chemistry with strong synthetic chemistry training and 0-3 years in small molecule drug discovery experience

BS-MS Level Chemist

Perform synthesis, purification of targeted molecules as part of drug discovery programs.

BS or MS in Chemistry with strong desire for practicing synthetic chemistry with 0-3 years in small molecule drug discovery experience

Crinetics Pharmaceuticals Inc. ( is a startup 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 endocrine-related diseases and cancers. 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. Benefits include health insurance and stock options. Crinetics is a pet-friendly workplace.

To apply, please email CV to

Hiring Statement

Crinetics is a young, ambitious, employee-owned 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 our 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 brief 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.