We are committed to improving the quality of life for individuals with devastating neurological conditions and strive to be the best possible teammates and colleagues. We are looking for people to join our team who are just as dynamic, talented, and passionate as we are.

Our Mission

We are committed to transforming the lives of patients, families, and caregivers impacted by neurological and rare diseases.

Our Vision

A world where devastating neurological conditions are no longer devastating.

Our Values


Open Positions

Longboard Pharmaceuticals is an equal-opportunity employer offering competitive benefits. Our open positions are listed below. To apply, please send your CV to [email protected] with the position you are applying for in the subject line.

If the position you are looking for is not listed, please check back frequently for new open positions as our team is growing rapidly.

Job Title: Manager, Bioanalytical Development
Department: R&D – Nonclinical Development
Reports To: Director, ADME
People Manager:
FLSA Status: Exempt
Location: Remote or La Jolla, CA


The Manager of Bioanalytical will design, oversee, manage, and review nonclinical and clinical bioanalytical studies and dose formulation analysis studies to support development of small molecule compounds in Longboard’s development pipeline. The Manager of Bioanalytical will possess a deep knowledge and expertise in the quantitative analysis of small molecule drugs in biological matrices (e.g. blood, plasma, urine, CSF, brain etc.) using liquid chromatography combined with tandem mass spectrometric detection (LC-MS/MS) as well as experience with dose formulation analysis using liquid chromatography combined with ultraviolet detection (LC-UV). In addition, the Manager of Bioanalytical will have extensive experience supporting regulated nonclinical and clinical studies. The incumbent will play a pivotal role on cross-functional teams, and author and edit regulatory documents.


  • Manage method development, validations and sample analysis of the bioanalytical studies used to support both nonclinical and clinical studies.
  • Manage method development, validations and sample analysis of the dose formulation studies used to support nonclinical and safety pharmacology studies.
  • Manage the non-GLP bioanalytical studies used to support translational biology, formulation testing and candidate lead selection.
  • Collaborate with the CMC department to ensure adequate supplies of reference standards are available and within expiry for the bioanalytical and analytical CROs.
  • Review reports and protocols for technical accuracy, clarity and grammar.
  • Lead and prepare bioanalytical and dose formulation analysis components of preclinical and clinical study protocol designs, nonclinical and clinical study reports, and investigator brochures.
  • Collaborate with Clinical Development to ensure that suitable methods are validated prior to start of clinical studies and data transfer agreements are in place.
  • Author and edit key pre-clinical and regulatory documents including study protocols and reports, investigator brochures, IND/IMPDs, CTAs and NDAs within agreed timelines.
  • Monitor timelines, objectives, and budgets.
  • Ensure rapid and effective communication of high-quality data and results to project teams.
  • Manage junior team members.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • BSc in Chemistry, Pharmacology, Pharmacy or related field required.
  • 5+ years industry experience in regulated bioanalysis using LC-MS/MS.
  • Small molecule experience is strongly preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of FDA, ICH and EMEA guidelines related to bioanalysis and dose formulation analysis to support regulatory filings.
  • Experience in reviewing and authoring regulatory submissions.
  • Experience working with national and international CROs.
  • Ability to manage multiple work streams and projects concurrently maintaining attention to detail.
  • Ability to problem-solve, research issues, and propose solutions.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and oral, and ability to communicate complex information succinctly.
  • Effective and constructive collaborator.
  • Ability to function independently in fast-paced, virtual environment.

At Longboard, we believe benefits are an important part of our employees’ overall compensation and well-being. We are pleased to offer a comprehensive array of valuable benefits to protect the health of our employees, their families and their way of life.

Our benefits currently include:

  • Medical Plan (90% of premium paid by company)
  • Dental Plan (90% of premium paid by company)
  • Vision Plan (90% of premium paid by company)
  • Life and AD&D (no cost to employee for basic coverage)
  • Short-Term Disability – Long-Term Disability – Cost of Benefits
  • 401(k) Plan, including company match with immediate vesting
  • Paid Time Off, including one week off in the summer and one week off around December holidays
  • Longboard Perks (gym, garage parking, company-sponsored events, etc.)

Our Employees

“I was really excited to join Kevin early on at Longboard where we are focused on improving the lives of patients with devastating neurological conditions. We are building a team that is passionate and talented, as well as fun, diverse and inclusive. With team members across the United States, we foster an environment of collaboration where we thrive together, challenge each other to do better and strive to make a difference in each other’s lives as well as the lives of patients.”

Brandi Roberts
Chief Financial Officer

“At Longboard we are creating a culture that values different opinions and approaches to problem solving with an open collaboration across all levels of the organization. I am thrilled to join the company at an early stage so I can openly engage with every employee to learn what motivates them and to help them to succeed and enjoy their journey with Longboard.”

Jennifer Patterson
Director, Human Resources

Live the
Longboard Life.

We are committed to improving the quality of life for individuals with devastating neurological conditions and strive to be the best possible teammates and colleagues. Learn more about our culture, benefits and open positions.

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for patients.

The people living with, supporting and treating those with neurological conditions are at the center of what we do. Learn more about our commitment.