Our Employment Philosophy

Because the quality of Otonomy’s employees is the key to our success, we carefully select each new employee. We are committed to developing products that will benefit people’s lives and build value for our shareholders. As a team, we value honesty and integrity, knowledge, initiative and leadership, and a commitment to quality and improvement in everything we do. We want our decisions and actions to demonstrate these values. We treat one another with respect and take pride in the significant contributions that come from teamwork and the diversity of our organization.  We strive for excellence and sound, responsible decision making. We know that Otonomy’s success depends on the performance of each member of our team.

When filling open positions, we will always strive to select the most qualified candidate regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, veteran or other protected status. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with commitment to Affirmative Action for Minorities, Women, Individuals with Disabilities and Veterans.

Current Openings

Regulatory and QA

Director/Sr. Director, Regulatory Affairs

This person will develop, plan, and execute Otonomy’s regulatory programs, policies and processes as well as actively contribute to Regulatory strategies internally and externally with various domestic and international regulatory bodies, clinical and manufacturing professionals and business leaders.  Assess strategy effectiveness on an on-going basis and, working with senior management, adjust programs and direction as necessary.   Create and execute operational plans and activities, including preparation of IND/NDA document sections, and other regulatory documentation as appropriate, to meet regulatory requirements for pre-clinical through Phase III clinical development candidates. Research regulatory guidance and precedence for Otonomy project support.  Ensure seamless coordination with activities being performed internally by project teams and by external contractors and vendors.   This position reports to the VP, Regulatory Affairs and QA.

Requirements include a Bachelors’ degree or higher in a scientific discipline or the equivalent education and experience.  Qualified incumbents will also possess a minimum of 10 years relevant experience in the Regulatory Affairs function of a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company, including at least 5 years’ experience developing strategic and tactical plans, advising management on approaches and supervising staff directly or indirectly.  Strong background in or familiarity with the clinical development process necessary.  Experience in the EU desirable.  Strong organizational, project management and writing skills required.  In addition, strong influence and negotiation skills including the ability to interact effectively with collaborators, regulatory agencies, vendors and personnel who may have different levels of technical knowledge and understanding.  Must have background working in the interdisciplinary team environment.  Strong verbal and written communication skills and detail orientation required.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume to or mail to Otonomy, Inc. at 6275 Nancy Ridge, Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92121.

Otonomy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Business Operations

Head of Human Resources

The head of Human Resources will direct and advance Otonomy’s “people” strategies and the Human Resources function, including the areas of recruitment and employment, compensation, benefits, employee relations and retention, and organization and staff development. Deliver Human Resources guidance and services to multiple state locations and ensure compliance with all relevant state and federal statutes and regulations.

Provide counsel to the President and management on resource and headcount planning.  Identify global staffing needs and ensure effective candidate sourcing and evaluation.  Develop, implement and administer all employee, management and commercial sales salary, incentive and equity programs.   Interface with the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors in conjunction with the CEO.   Implement and administer all U.S. based employee benefit programs.  Coordinate the annual marketing renewal and related communications and the completion of open enrollments. Stay abreast of the employee relations’ climate and implement solutions to issues as they arise. Counsel employees and managers on career planning, employee retention, conflict resolution and work related problems.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Human Resources, or other related discipline, or the equivalent knowledge and experience is required.  Professional certification in Human Resources and/or graduate coursework preferred.  Qualified candidates will also have a minimum 10 years relevant professional-level human resources generalist experience, including experience defining and implementing HR strategies and initiatives.  Biotechnology, multi-state and Commercial employee-base experience strongly preferred. Must have experience in a growth stage company, requiring the ability to set vision, establish non-bureaucratic structure where needed, and be resourceful with limited budget and headcount.  Must have proven experience with creative problem solving and strong influence skills. Full understanding of applicable U.S. state and federal regulations, as well as demonstrated organizational and communication skills and attention to detail are required.  Must be capable, confident and discrete in interfacing with senior level management.  User level working knowledge of HR information systems required.  Willingness to travel to various company sites necessary.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume to or mail to Otonomy, Inc. at 6275 Nancy Ridge, Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92121.

Otonomy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Information Technology Sr. IT Analyst/Manager

This individual will be responsible for evaluating business processes, gathering system requirements from users and translating into new applications or system modifications to automate and optimize business processes within the Finance and Commercial Operations (Sales, Marketing, Medical, Logistics) departments. The successful candidate will contribute to the success of the Otonomy Information Technology department by making fundamental improvements in how information is managed, business processes are operated, physical processes are controlled, and work flow is directed to efficiently achieve the integration and orchestration of all commercial and financial activities.  He or she will participate in cross-functional meetings to facilitate the optimization of processes through implementation of tools and/or techniques that enable enterprise-wide information knowledge management.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related discipline, or an equivalent combination of relevant education and applicable job experience may be considered.  An MBA degree is desirable.  Experience working in a consulting practice offering professional services in finance, audit, risk management, and/or information technology is a plus. Qualified candidates will also have a minimum of 8 years of experience in the biopharmaceutical industry in a variety of progressively responsible business systems analyst roles, preferably within the areas of commercial analytics, sales operations, market research, sales, finance, and/or marketing.  Good overall understanding of enterprise applications common in the biopharmaceutical industry, as well as the integration of these systems through applicable standards. Familiarity with information sharing, collaboration and content management, and reporting and analytics practices within the biopharmaceutical industry. Ability to translate the enterprise’s aspirations for information sharing into the reality of detailed actions in the finance, commercial operations, and IT organizations, including an understanding of data modeling, data quality, data management strategy to support business needs, data access methods, and approaches and experience in data access systems for use in the biopharmaceutical industry. Excellent speaking and writing skills, including the ability to set the context and present on complex subjects to senior management in a clear and concise manner.  Experience building productive and collegial working relationships across the IT, commercial operations, and finance organizations.  Strong leadership, project management, and organizational change management skills.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume to or mail to Otonomy, Inc. at 6275 Nancy Ridge, Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92121.

Otonomy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

To Apply

Please send your resume with salary requirements to
or mail to 6275 Nancy Ridge Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92121, attention Human Resources.

Otonomy is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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