Careers

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

Market Access

Manager Contracting and Trade

The manager, in conjunction with the Market Access team, coordinates the management of contracting and trade relations across all channels including Specialty Distributors, Group Purchasing Organizations, wholesalers, direct ship customers, and other key trade accounts, for Otonomy’s lead product as well as future pipeline products.  Essential functions include maintaining trade customer contracts (including for example, Distribution Services contracts, GPO, etc.), supporting all aspects of trade and distribution and operational logistics, actively contributes to the development of new policies, process improvements and the operational direction for this function, managing Trade and Distribution vendors, , assesses vendor effectiveness via clear metrics and performance deliverables, managing Vendor for all Government calculations (AMP, ASP, FSS, etc.), validating chargeback membership for GPO contracts and 340B facilities, reconciling and coordinating payments and troubleshooting for the 3PL invoices in conjunction with the Finance team, ensuring the proper notification of price adjustments are sent out in a timely manner to customers and trade partners. Coordinating with Supply Chain on their management of product shipment logistics, inventory levels, assisting brand teams and managed markets on product launches, cross training on key Trade and Distribution activity, with goal to become proficient in function.

The position will report directly to the VP of Market Access and is located in the San Diego facility.

Qualified applicants will have the following:

  • BA./B.S. degree in Business required or the equivalent education and experience combination. Advanced degree in Business a plus.
  • Minimum 3-5+ years’ experience in healthcare industry with a minimum 3-55 years’ experience in a contract administration or operations, data analysis and interpretation role. Prior managed care experience preferred
  • Minimum 3-55 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
  • Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of management including field sales, marketing, medical affairs, regulatory, and vendor partners.
  • Ability to maintain an independent and objective perspective while developing and maintaining a strong partnership with the client organizations
  • Advanced analytical skills required.
  • Must be able to travel up to 10% time.
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Commercial

Otology Sales Specialist

Otonomy periodically searches for additions to its top notch sales team as it expands its territory presence across the United States.  While we do not currently have openings for Otology Sales Specialists we do maintain resumes of qualified candidates for consideration for future openings.

The Otology Sales Specialist focuses on launching and selling novel compounds in the hospital outpatient setting.    The position will also develop and implement strategies for introducing new products and growing the business with assigned accounts.

Requirements include a BS degree in business or the sciences preferred, or the equivalent education and experience required.  Qualified candidates will also possess a minimum of 5+ years of recent hospital sales experience, preferably in the relevant territory/accounts; sometime of which must ideally be with a growth stage biotechnology company. Experience with hospital sales to ENTs and/or buy and bill background preferred.  Must have previous experience navigating the P&T Committee/hospital formulary process as well as gaining appropriate utilization of company products by relevant MD specialists. Knowledge of the current hospital reimbursement/managed care environment strongly preferred. Sales experience in a diagnostics and/or medical device company helpful.

To Apply: Please send your resume with salary requirements to humanresources@otonomy.com or mail to 6275 Nancy Ridge Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92121, Attention: Human Resources.  Please note: we will not respond to your resume submission unless we have a suitable opening for which you are qualified.  Thank you.

Otonomy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Clinical

Clinical Research Associate II East Bay (Alamo Office)

This leader will be responsible for supporting the initiation, monitoring and close-out activities at clinical study sites to assure adherence to Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), SOPs, and study protocols under the direction of a Lead CRA or PM. In this capacity, he or she will act as the point person and the lead in the clinical/financial reporting requirements, be an active member in the review of clinical protocols, CRFs, associated study documents/plans and reports in collaboration with the clinical team and support Lead CRA or Project Managers in all CRO/vendor activities, evaluate vendor proposals to align with protocol and other budgets, and conduct feasibility assessments to identify, evaluate and select investigators and ensure adherence to study specific protocols, procedures and project plans as well as regulatory requirements. In addition, this leader will coordinate clinical site monitoring activities and participate in trip report review and tracking associated with initiation, interim, close-out and audit visits, serve as a resource for study coordinators, and coordinate Clinical Study Report Reviews with internal and external team members. Also, this leader will Assists in the design, implementation and training of electronic platforms for the TMF, PROs, IVRS, Date Management and Finance.

This position reports to VP, Clinical and is located in the Alamo Facility (East Bay).

Qualified applicants will have the following:

  • A BS or degree in a relevant scientific discipline or a related field, or equivalent education and experience.
  • A minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience with clinical studies in a clinical site or sponsor setting.
  • A broad understanding of clinical site/study operations and in-depth understanding of the drug development process, clinical trial conduct and execution, Good Clinical Practices, ICH Guidelines, PhRMA code, CFR and FDA Regulations, clinical research ethics, HIPAA and patient privacy laws as well as EU directives and other applicable local regulations.
  • Excellent organizational skills including teamwork, problem solving, customer service and presentation skills.
  • The ability to work effectively with vendors and personnel at clinical sites, and to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects, site questions, CRA questions, and clinical team inquiries with efficient accurate output.
  • Experience with EDC, IVRS and electronic TMFs systems preferred.
  • Strong oral and written communications and advanced computer proficiency.
  • Travel required up to 60% time, including potential international travel.

Clinical Research Associate

The Clinical Research Associate is responsible for supporting the initiation, monitoring and close-out activities at clinical study sites to assure adherence to Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), SOPs, and study protocols.   The role participates in clinical trial operations,  including participating in the design and review of clinical protocols, CRFs, associated study documents/plans and reports in collaboration with the clinical team, conducting feasibility assessments to identify, evaluate and select investigators, preparing informed consents and associated study documents and coordinating clinical site monitoring activities as well as assisting in data review and the preparation of reports.   The role will also assist with the office management duties. The Clinical Research Associate role is located in Otonomy’s Alamo Office (East Bay).

A Bachelors Degree in Science or a related field is required, although highly applicable experience may be substituted for a degree.  A qualified candidate will have a minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience with clinical studies in a clinical site or sponsor setting, demonstrates a broad understanding of clinical site/study operations and have a strong working knowledge of medical scientific terminology, knowledge of FDA Regulations and ICH/GCP Guidelines.  Advanced computer proficiency as well as excellent organizational skills, problem solving proficiency, and customer service and presentation skills are a required, as is the ability to multi-task and prioritize multiple projects, site questions, CRA questions, and clinical team inquiries with efficient accurate output.  Experience with EDC, IVRS and electronic TMFs systems preferred.  The role requires travel, up to 60% time, including potential international travel.

Clinical Finance Manager East Bay (Alamo Office)

The Clinical Finance Manager will have primary responsibilities for business operations within the Clinical Department (Clinical, Pharmacovigilance and Biometrics).  Responsibilities for this important role will include management of financial planning and monthly expense reporting, budget management and control, month end accounting activities, clinical trial accruals, and vendor outsourcing services planning.  In addition, the Clinical Finance Manager will develop new US/global and regional outsourcing strategies to meet corporate goals as new projects are proposed and initiated, establish and manage the RFP process in coordination with Legal and Finance, develop and report vendor metrics for oversight, evaluations and results reporting, create Transfer of Obligations document to ensure delegated responsibilities are complete, correct and reported for Regulatory submission as needed and collaborate with vendors and develop cross functional relationships within Clinical, Finance, Legal, Medical Affairs, Regulatory and Quality teams.  The Clinical Finance Manager will report to the VP of Clinical Operations, as well as have matrix responsibilities to Finance and Legal.

Qualified Applicants will have the following:

  • Bachelor Degree in Health Sciences, Life Sciences, Business Management, Finance or Accounting.
  • A minimum of 4 years’ relevant experience with clinical operations, including supporting global programs and working with international and domestic vendors
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams including outsourced vendor participants
  • Knowledge of clinical trial requirements in the US (understanding of other international requirements preferred)
  • Demonstrated success in clinical financial management, including management of budget, accruals and forecasting
  • In-depth understanding of the drug development process, clinical trial conduct and execution, Good Clinical Practices, ICH Guidelines, PhRMA code, CFR and FDA Regulations, clinical research ethics, HIPAA and patient privacy laws; EU directive and other applicable local regulations
  • Strong software and computer skills, use of excel and financial accounting software; Strong oral and written communications.
  • Flexibility to thrive in a fast-paced environment

Associate Director, Clinical Data Management

The Associate Director, Clinical Data Management leads  the clinical data management function within the Biometrics team, including designing and implementing clinical data collection, analysis and reporting systems and processes to support Otonomy’s Clinical Development and Operations efforts. In this role, the Associate Director will be responsible for on-going review of clinical database integrity, develop systems and processes for organizing data to analyze, identify and report trends, educate and train users on these systems and processes as needed, review protocols for cross-project consistency, develop data quality plans, and review and resolve data discrepancies for standardized data validation systems and procedures.  The leader contributes to the overall Biometric strategies and programs, and provides analytical guidance to other organizational functions as needed.  The Associate Director will be responsible for overseeing the quality of projects and effectiveness of supplemental staff including Contract Research Organizations,  as well as  collaborating with clinical, biostatistics, statistical programming, and regulatory teams on CRF/eCRF design.  Additional responsibilities include data review and processing documentation, data transfer specifications, contributing to the development and implementation of departmental policies, standards and process improvement initiatives as well as new data management initiatives.

Qualified applicants will have the following:

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent with at least 9+ years of progressive experience in clinical data management, preferably in a pharmaceutical or biotechnology setting.
  • At least 7 years of direct experience managing a clinical data management function with direct reports and/or through CROs.
  • Advanced knowledge of Data Management processes and systems, including EDC.
  • Experience with all phases of clinical development preferred; Phase III experience is highly preferred.
  • Solid understanding of clinical drug development process is preferred.
    Excellent organizational skills, problem solving skills and demonstrated ability to prioritize, multi-task and effectively manage multiple projects.
  • Proven ability to establish collaborative working relationships in a team environment.
  • Proficient computer skills, MS Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook
  • Knowledge of SAS software is a plus
  • Must willing and able to travel – approximately 5%.
  • Personal attributes including: integrity, flexibility, and action and goal orientation.
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Business Operations

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 humanresources@otonomy.com or mail to Otonomy, Inc. at 6275 Nancy Ridge, Drive, Suite 100, San Diego, CA 92121.

Otonomy is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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To Apply

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

Otonomy is an Equal Opportunity Employer