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Come work for Avigen!

Avigen is looking for talented people to help discover, develop, and commercialize innovative therapeutics to treat serious disorders, primarily for neurological conditions. Our focus is on making the quality of life better for our patients.

Our employees are expected to make unique and valued contributions and we appreciate them for their individual and collective effort. Avigen has all the benefits you would expect to find from a great employer and, as an added bonus, the company pays for all the benefits - our employees make no contributions from their checks:

  • Ten paid holidays
  • Two flexible days
  • Paid Vacation - Three weeks
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Life, AD&D, and long term care insurance
  • 401K Plan with company match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Stock Options
  • 529 College Savings Plan
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid sick days
  • Domestic partner benefits

Company Culture:

Every employee is essential to our continued success. We are committed to the principle of equal opportunities for everyone, and in nurturing an atmosphere in which creative thinking thrives and employees develop to their full potential.

Avigen strives to recruit and retain people who are the best at what they do; people who are motivated to achieve results and have high standards of quality and integrity.

We expect our employees to be committed to improving human health.

We believe in the "open door" policy where employees can express their ideas freely to anyone in the company.

We are also committed to the principle of equal opportunities for everyone, and in nurturing an atmosphere in which creative thinking thrives and employees develop to their full potential. We believe the reason that any organization realizes its full potential is because diversity is understood, appreciated, and supported.

Our employees enjoy a relaxed, casual environment where people enjoy coming to work every day. We place a major emphasis on working hard, working together, and sharing rewards.

Come work in Alameda !

Avigen is located in the beautiful city of Alameda where friendly neighborhoods with beautifully tree-lined streets, Victorian and bungalow homes, and traditional Fourth of July block parties make the island of Alameda truly an exceptional "gem" of a place to be.

The shoreline parks along the San Francisco Bay and the San Leandro Marina extend for over six miles, offering spectacular views of the San Francisco skyline and the East Bay hills. Marinas abound with over 3,400 boat slips and dry boat storage spaces, more than any other community in the Bay Area.

Abundant beauty, charm, ease of access, peacefulness, resources, and safety make Alameda a wonderful place to live. However, the small-town feel has a very modern edge, so much so that Alameda is also known as Silicon Island . Over 150 bio- and high-tech businesses call Alameda home precisely because of its unique environment, sense of place, and modern amenities.

How to get to Avigen

FERRY: Take the Ferry from San Francisco to Harbor Bay in Alameda ! Imagine the sun on your face, sea breezes in your hair, and the faint call of sea birds as you commute to work in style, comfort, and convenience. Bike to work to and from the ferry - there are bicycle racks on board. Rest your eyes upon the Bay Bridge or read the paper, have a cup of coffee or a glass of wine, relax - this is the best of all possible ways to commute to work.

The Ferries leave from the San Francisco Ferry Building (Gate E) on the South side of the Ferry Building . Buses drop off at the Ferry and Alameda shuttles pick up from the ferry and take you directly to our offices on Harbor Bay Parkway.

BART: Shuttles bring you from the Coliseum or Fruitvale station direct to Avigen offices on Harbor Bay Parkway.

To apply, email/send/fax resume to: Avigen, Inc., Human Resources, 1301 Harbor Bay Parkway , Alameda , CA 94502 ; e-mail: hr@avigen.com, fax: (510) 748-7371.

EOE - Principals Only - No Phone Calls.

Open Position/s

There are no open positions at Avigen at this time.