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DURECT Culture

Every day we push the potential to revolutionize medicine and change patient lives for the better. If it sounds exciting, that’s because it is. As our programs grow, so does our team. If you’re looking for a highly collaborative and skilled team that is unlocking the potential of epigenetic modulation to build a new generation of therapeutics, we welcome you to explore our career opportunities.

Read what our employees have to say:


“DURECT’s commitment to better outcomes for patients with otherwise-hopeless diseases means our team of clinicians, scientists, and technical experts create an environment where we each make a difference. The novel technology combined with management’s support enables an exceptional research team to attain meaningful results for improving patient outcomes. I’m proud of the research team we’ve built at DURECT.”

— Deb Scott
Executive Director, Clinical Operations
& Regulatory Management

Jina Lee
“At DURECT, our team is deeply committed to pushing the boundaries in the study of epigenetics to develop therapeutics for chronic liver and other serious diseases. The opportunity to convert cutting-edge scientific discoveries into revolutionary treatments has been a rewarding part of my professional journey.”

— Jina Lee, PharmD
Senior Director, Medical Affairs

Our Values

We serve patients first and always

We are working toward helping patients with acute organ injury and cancer achieve better options and outcomes. It is our mission and our process.

We are

We continually strive to alter the course of human medicine and transform human life through innovation.

We act with

We believe that trust and transparency are vital to transformation. We work to achieve the highest ethical standards in everything we do.

Open Positions

DURECT has no open positions at this time.

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  • Rewarding positions with opportunity for personal growth
  • High visibility within the scientific community
  • Coworkers who create a culture that fosters dedication, scientific excellence, teamwork, and a supportive environment
  • The opportunity to contribute to the development and commercialization of products that make a real difference in people’s lives
  • A convenient, easily accessible location
  • A compensation package that includes a competitive salary, stock options, and comprehensive benefits package
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