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 and will not engage in unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, medical condition, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, veteran or other protected status. Applicants who require a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for an open position are encouraged to contact Human Resources at 619-323-2200 or careers@otonomy.com. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Notice to Search Firms/Third Party Recruitment Agencies (Recruiters)

Because the Human Resources team manages the recruitment process for Otonomy, to protect the interest of all parties involved, Otonomy will only accept resumes from a recruiter if an executed search agreement is in place at the start of the recruitment effort. Unsolicited resumes sent to Otonomy from recruiters do not constitute any type of relationship between the recruiter and Otonomy and do not obligate Otonomy to pay fees should we hire from those resumes. Recruiters are requested not to contact or present candidates directly to our hiring managers or employees.

Current Openings

Manager / Sr. Manager, Finance

Position Objective:

In conjunction with the Vice President, Finance and Administration, oversee Otonomy’s financial compliance and public reporting activities including but not limited to preparation and filing of SEC reporting forms, technical accounting, and documentation required under Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) and other internal and external recordkeeping required for a public company.

Essential Functions:

Prepare and manage timely filing of SEC reporting forms (10-K, 10-Q, 8-K, Proxy, etc.) including financial statements, footnotes and MD&A. Prepare the schedules and documentation for SEC filings. Perform financial analyses and metrics for external reporting. Interact with external service provides and external auditors to ensure timely and accurate information.

Research and implement SEC guidance. Perform technical accounting research, document the conclusions and impact to the Company. Coordinate with the general accounting team on new processes to facilitate the external reporting.

Manage Otonomy’s SOX compliance requirements. Establish an annual compliance program including oversight of external SOX service providers, external auditors and internal groups to ensure that documented controls are functioning properly, and deficiencies are effectively remediated.

Coordinate activities with the finance and accounting team to ensure proper coordination. Assist others in department with key goals, projects and timelines as needed.

May perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

Nature and Scope:

This position interacts with all levels of personnel internally and in the community requiring the ability to establish and communicate verbally and in writing Otonomy’s business and financial strategies and objectives. Effectiveness in this role requires a solid knowledge of best practices in public company compliance and reporting. Job encounters problems of moderate scope and complexity with variations from the norm. The incumbent typically determines own practices and procedures and leads and/or contributes to the development of new concepts. Errors in work could cause delays and financial loss.

Education:

B.A. /B.S. degree in Accounting discipline or business management plus a CPA is required.

Experience:

Manager Level: Requires a minimum of 3-4 years’ public company relevant experience in audit Big 4, plus industry preferred.
Sr. Manager Level: Requires 5 years a combination of both audit Big 4 and industry roles.

Strong knowledge of GAAP and experience with stock-based compensation and revenue recognition accounting relevant to the life science industry necessary. Prior experience in a SOX oversight role required. Incumbent must have proven hands on ability to research and resolve technical accounting issues and SEC reporting matters. Excellent quantitative and qualitative analytical problem-solving skills, time and project management and communication skills needed.

Working Conditions:

Works in an office environment. May, on a continuous basis, sit at desk for a long period of time,
intermittently answer telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means. Some walking and lifting up to 20 lbs. may be required. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed. Frequent out of town travel may be required. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Females/Minorities/Veterans/Disability

Apply for Manager / Senior Manager, Finance using the link below:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=d6149cc3-4b20-4b4b-8715-9d6e5dc7b7e1&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=176410&lang=en_US&source=CC4

Sr. Clinical Research Associate

Position Objective:

The Senior Clinical Research Associate is responsible for coordinating, providing oversight and managing a variety of clinical trials. These trials require prioritization, initiation, planning, management and closure.

Essential Functions:

Oversee the daily operations for clinical trials, including but not limited to:

  • Participates in the design and review of clinical protocols, CRFs, ICFs and other associated clinical trial documents/plans, regulatory submissions and reports in collaboration with the clinical team.
  • Participates in the identification, evaluation and selection of investigators, sites and vendors.
  • Serves as the primary point of contact, assists in managing and provides guidance for project specific CROs and vendors; assists and/or manages activities and interactions with CROs and /or other vendors.
  • Participates in preparation, management of and participates in Investigator Meetings, as applicable.
  • Assesses and addresses clinical trial start up issues with internal and/or CRO teams as applicable.
  • Performs assessments and ensures adherence to protocols, procedures and project plans.
  • Oversee clinical site monitoring activities and may participate in site monitoring as needed associated with qualification, initiation, interim, close-out and audit visits.
  • May perform co-monitoring and oversight visits at participating sites, CROs, clinical labs, etc., to ensure compliance with appropriate regulations, guidelines and policies.
  • Serves as a resource within the team for expedited problem identification and resolution, provision of site/study specific updates, CRO interactions and deadlines
  • May oversee and coordinate subject recruitment/retention strategy and related initiatives.
  • May review and provide guidance on monitoring visit reports from CROs as needed to ensure applicable regulatory and protocol compliance, issue resolutions as well as quality site management and reporting.
  • Reviews and works with CRO team to ensure TMFs remain current throughout the conduct of assigned clinical trials.
  • Adheres and assists with clinical and CRO project specific quality documents (SOPs, work instructions/plans and training guides).
  • Provides regular clinical status information.
  • May review data and resolution of queries; assists in data review and the preparation of reports as needed.
  • Ensure all essential documentation and communications is maintained as part of the clinical files.
  • Travel as needed, domestic and international, up to 40%
  • May perform other related duties as required and/or assigned.

Nature and Scope:

Interacts with various levels of personnel internally and externally requiring the ability to clearly understand and communicate verbally and in writing the department’s key objectives and policies.  Requires a strong working knowledge relevant to the Clinical Research field.   Job encounters problems of moderate scope and complexity with variations from the norm.

Receives broad instruction on new assignments; minimal direction on routine work and is expected to quickly understand and evaluate information and determine best approach.  Errors in work could cause delays and financial loss.

Education:

BS or RN degree in a relevant scientific discipline or a related field, or equivalent education and experience.  Experience substituted for a degree must be highly applicable to the role.

Experience/Requirements:

  • Requires a minimum of 5-7 years relevant experience with clinical trials in a sponsor, biotech, pharma or CRO setting. Demonstrates a broad understanding of clinical operations.
  • Strong working knowledge of medical scientific terminology, knowledge of FDA Regulations and ICH/GCP Guidelines.
  • Experience with ex-US trials and an understanding of regulatory requirements other than the FDA preferred
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills including teamwork, problem solving, customer service and presentation skills.
  • Ability to coordinate or manage multiple projects across multiple centers/countries.
  • Ability to work effectively with vendors and personnel at clinical sites.
  • Ability to handle basic protocol/project issues with minimal guidance
  • Experience with electronic data capture systems preferred.
  • Experience with cross-functional project flow (i.e. finance, project management, ancillary teams).
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to prioritize tasks to meet critical timelines.
  • Knowledge of clinical plans and their corresponding critical path.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong software and computer skills.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients.
  • Must be able to travel, including potential international travel.

Working Conditions:

Works in office environment, may visit hospitals/clinical sites.  May on a continuous basis walk, bend and lift up to 25 lbs.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to high.  May intermittently sit at desk for a long period of time to answer telephone and write or use a keyboard to communicate through written means.  Must be flexible to work varying schedules and hours as needed Some domestic and international travel required. The physical demands described above are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Apply for Sr. Clinical Research Associate using the link below:
https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=d6149cc3-4b20-4b4b-8715-9d6e5dc7b7e1&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=177066&lang=en_US&source=CC4

 

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