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

Associate Director/Director, Pricing and Contracting

The Associate Director/Director of Pricing and Contracting will take the lead in devising, implementing and managing contract development in support of national and major accounts to provide appropriate patient access to Otonomy products. This person will manage various aspects of the calculation, administration and compliance with all statutes, regulations, and applicable guidance regarding Federal and State Government Price reporting programs and Managed Care programs. This includes performing all the necessary monthly and quarterly pricing submissions for all State and Federal Programs (e.g. AMP, ASP, BP, FCP, NFAMP, and PHS, etc.) on behalf of Otonomy. The position will report directly to the VP of Market Access.

Requirements include a B.A./B.S. degree in Business Administration or the equivalent education and experience combination.  Advanced degree in Business Administration a plus.  Qualified candidates must have a minimum of 8+ years’ experience in healthcare industry with a minimum 5 years’ experience in a contract administration or operations, data analysis and interpretation role.  Prior managed care experience preferred.  Also required is a minimum of 5 years’ experience in Federal or Medicaid markets, or equivalent experience may be substituted.  Knowledge of US pricing and reimbursement structures required; detailed knowledge of health plan and PBM decision-making and contracting processes as well as demonstrated understanding of Health Economics necessary.  Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of management including field sales, marketing, medical affairs, regulatory, and vendor partners is needed.  Must have the ability to maintain an independent and objective perspective while developing and maintaining a strong partnership with the client organizations.  Advanced analytical skills required.  Note: Must be able to travel up to 10% time.

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

Director, Pre-Formulation/Formulation

The Director of Pre-Formulation/Formulation is responsible for development of novel formulations that will add value to existing and future products.  This incumbent will lead the generation of new formulation ideas and test and develop into robust formulations using good scientific rigor and processes.  H/she will develop robust and cost effective formulations that may be used in clinical and commercial production, as well as plan and execute experiments to support the development of novel sustained release formulations for the inner ear related diseases including but not limited to formulation screening studies, drug product dosage form, selection of appropriate delivery systems, stability storage, and analytical testing.  In addition, the Director will provide scientific input into intellectual property strategies; includes, but is not limited to defense and expansion of existing patent estate of current technologies, as well as expansion into new technologies.  This position will also work closely with Development and Pre Clinical to meet corporate development goals as well as Business Development to assist in evaluating in licensed and/or partnered assets to ensure successful formulation of future products.

Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline is required, and a Masters/Doctorate (Ph.D.) degree is preferred.  Qualified applicants will have 8+ years of directly related experience with 3+ years in a management role.  Expertise in the formulation of a variety of drug product dosage forms with more specific expertise in suspensions and/or sustained release product required.  Process development experience and knowledge of the drug development process with specific experience in suspensions and extended release formulations preferred.  Experience in contributing to initial drug application sections for regulatory filings needed.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, as well as strong interpersonal abilities necessary to influence various audiences in the organization.

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

Sr. Scientist/Manager – Analytical Chemistry

This individual will develop and execute directly and through staff the Company’s Analytical Development efforts to support pre-formulation, formulation, process development, and clinical supply and CMC requirements. Develop phase appropriate methods to support Otonomy’s development programs. Transfer methods to contract labs and manage related technical activities including ongoing and new stability programs. Assist in preparing CMC input and documents for regulatory submissions.

Requirements include a Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry or related disciplines or the equivalent education and experience.  Qualified candidates must have in-depth scientific knowledge and hands-on relevant industry experience of at least 5-7+ years in the development and validation of analytical methods. Hands-on experience in more than one of the following techniques is a must: HPLC, UPLC, GC, SEC, Particle Size, Mass Spectrometry, and Dissolution.  Hands-on experience with effectively managing external contract sites is a must.  Ability to exercise independent judgment in developing methods and evaluation criteria needed to obtain results is required

Must have excellent working knowledge of cGMP practices, ICH Quality Guidelines and other regulatory requirements.  Good knowledge of solid state characterization (e.g. XRPD, IR, NMR, Adsorption Isotherm, DSC, TA, Surface Area Measurement, Particle Size Measurement, and Flow Properties) is a plus as is familiarity with characterization of sustained and controlled release formulation.  Must have experience in completing quality sections for regulatory submissions

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.  Please note job code SSMBS15.

Head of Biostatistics

Incumbent will develop, execute and communicate the Biostatistics strategy for all Otonomy compounds to ensure that studies are designed and analyzed to achieve clinical development goals, and that the Otolaryngology and broader commercial community is appropriately educated and enthusiastic about the science and therapeutic applications within the Otonomy product portfolio. The Head of Biostatistics is expected to provide hands on statistics support on an as needed basis.  Work with project team to decide on appropriate study design and statistical methodology for routine designs, and provide protocol input, randomization schedule, and guidance on database activities.  Responsible for protocol review with the clinical team, and assist in the development and advancement of the randomization schedule, sample size and power calculations.  Responsible for protocol statistical methods and provide assistance to CROs in the development of the Statistical Methods section in clinical study protocols.

Requirements include a Ph.D., Pharm.D., or M.S. with relevant board certifications or the equivalent education and experience.  Qualified candidates will have 8+ years of experience in a comparable role with a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company required, as well as experience working with CROs.  High degree of technical competence and communicative ability, both oral and written.  Competent in experimental design, descriptive and inferential statistics, biometrics and computer systems.  Must have pharmaceutical or related industry experience with clinical trials, including interaction with Regulatory Agencies, especially FDA and ICH guidelines.  Excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with collaborators, clients, vendors and personnel, who may have different levels of technical knowledge and understanding.

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.  Please note job code BSTBS5.

Director, Information Technology and Facilities

This Director will build and direct the Information Technology and Facilities operations for the company including establishing strategy, operating objectives and budget, managing service providers and overseeing the effective delivery of services. Oversee and advise on the evaluation of near and long term IT needs of company and establish priorities and identify resources for the team.  Develop the annual Facilities plan and budget, outlining the key expansions, modifications and preventative maintenance work to be accomplished.  Communicate that plan to relevant organizational leadership and manage the plan according to established budgets and timelines.  Direct staff in developing work plans for feasibility studies and systems development and implementation.  Review and approve proposed budgets and timelines and ensure compliant completion.

Select, develop and manage internal personnel and service providers to ensure the efficient operation of the function including employee-user interface (Help Desk).  Develop and provide metric reports to management on the effectiveness and efficiency of IT and Facilities services.

Develop and maintain all SOPs, Business Continuity Plans, and Compliance related systems/policies for IT.  Advise other departments on the IT aspects of their compliance activities.

Requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering or a related discipline, or the equivalent knowledge and experience is required.  Qualified candidates will have at least 10 years’ directly relevant experience which must include setting strategy and managing growth initiatives.  Excellent leadership, planning and customer service skills needed.   Must have strong analytical, organizational and presentation skills.

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.  Please note job code ITFDBS15.

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