Putting Patients First, Every Day

We’re looking for people who share our passion and purpose for improving lives by offering best-in-class acute care and oncology care solutions.

With a mission of bringing innovation to already existing products, we at Heron are actively working to bring best in class treatments to unmet patient needs. This requires every one of our employees to pitch in and help move our approved treatments and pipeline forward.

This willingness is indicative of our approach to everything here at Heron. You might say we have the “best of both worlds”—offering everyone the chance to be heard with easy access to decision-makers like other smaller companies, along with some of the sophistication and benefits of larger organizations.

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“During my 8 years with Heron I’ve been able to develop professionally and personally growing into roles of increasing responsibility. Even more important is Heron’s commitment to always doing the right thing in order to meet the needs of the patients we serve.”

Shilpa Patel
Senior Director, National Accounts, GPO and Key Accounts

Our Core Values

Our Core Values are not just words on the wall. We developed the Heron Ways of Working to drill down and identify specific practices that breathe life into our values and embed them into our daily experience.


We put patients first
We believe our mission is to transform the lives of patients and we advocate for them through all of our actions.

right thing

We do the right thing
We never cut corners and we don’t look for an easy way out of complicated problems. We always do our due diligence to ensure we are putting ourselves, and our products, in the best possible position to meet the needs of patients around the world.


We communicate transparently
Clear communication keeps us on the same page, starting from day one. We’re upfront about the successes and challenges, because facades crumble and we’re building Heron to last.

results driven

We are results-driven and accountable
No person is above pitching in to get things done. With unmet needs in our sights, we work together at every level, in every department, to turn new ideas into a reality for patients.


We work respectfully
Stakes are high and so is the respect we hold for each other at Heron. Respect is how we are able to do the right thing, communicate transparently, and hold each other accountable—mutual respect is at the heart of all of our Core Values.

“Heron truly has the best in class products improving patients’ lives and we are seeing the results daily. The time is NOW to make a difference!!!”

Bob Merkel
Territory Business Manager – South Florida


Our People

We all have one thing in common: an entrepreneurial spirit. From our leadership to our sales team, we are a hands-on group of passionate patient advocates. We believe every opinion deserves to be heard and it takes every voice to bring the best products to market.

We want everyone to feel welcome from the minute they step on-site. If your spirit exudes “can-do” then we can, and do, welcome you to apply to join us.

“Becoming a part of the Heron team and bringing innovative products to the healthcare space is a very rewarding experience. It is a team effort, and everyone’s contribution is important, no matter how far removed from the development process. Heron does a great job of embodying that feeling of accomplishment across all levels of the company.”

Collen Gerow
Director, Finance Operations

Our Perks

From the San Diego sunshine to your 401(k), Heron offers a beautiful place to make a difference in peoples’ lives and benefits that help protect yours.


Our Location

Heron is located in San Diego, where world-class biotech and networking opportunities meet world-class beaches, parks, and climate. With headquarters in a centrally located life science cluster, Heron’s office offers modern amenities, including an on-site gym, restaurant, and pool.

We also offer on-site discounted concierge services including:

  • Group fitness classes
  • On-site chair massages
  • Daily lunch-delivery services
  • Dry cleaning
  • Car wash

Our Benefits

As a company devoted to improving the lives of others, we take great care in offering our employees comprehensive, competitive health and benefit packages with generous employer contributions.

Our benefits include:

  • Range of medical plans to meet your needs. Medical, dental, vision, and flexible spending account are all available to our full-time employees
  • Matching 401(k) contribution with immediate vesting
  • Employee stock purchase plan
  • Education reimbursement

Join Our Team

Bring your passion for changing patients’ lives to the Heron team. Search available positions below and apply for a position today!

“Heron has had to be nimble as we navigate various company milestones, big and small. The passion and purpose behind the work we do translates to putting the patients first.”

– Janelle Pettit
District Business Manager

How to Apply

To apply for a position, please click on the “Submit Application” button at the bottom of the applicable job posting or mail your resume and cover letter to Heron Therapeutics:

Heron Therapeutics
Attn: Human Resources
4242 Campus Point Court, Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer
At Heron Therapeutics we believe that everyone can contribute and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other protected status.

Reasonable Accommodation
As an equal opportunity employer, Heron Therapeutics is committed to a diverse workforce. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access Heron’s career website as a result of your disability. To request a reasonable accommodation you may contact us by phone at 858-251-4400 or via mail to: HR Department, Heron Therapeutics, 4242 Campus Point Court, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92121

To read our privacy notice for job candidates who are California residents click here.
To read our EEO & AAP Statement click here.
To read more on our Affirmative Action Plan click here.
To view the Federal Equal Employment Opportunity poster click here.
To read the Pay Transparency Statement click here.
To read more on our Anthem health plan benefits click here.
To read more on our Kaiser health plan benefits click here.

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