Our Commitment

To be a hero for our rare disease patients

Developing new treatments for rare genetic diseases is challenging work. It takes courage, talent, and dedication to look past the easy answers and uncover new solutions that can make a meaningful impact. Ultragenyx is dedicated to fostering a workplace environment that keeps our team inspired and provides the vision, resources and support they need to succeed. That includes maintaining a healthy, inclusive company culture where employees feel respected and valued. And providing opportunities for learning, personal growth, and career advancement. At Ultragenyx we push each other to perform at our very best, because we never lose sight of our mission – to make a difference in our patients’ lives. Explore the exciting career opportunities at Ultragenyx today.


We are committed to helping - sharing our knowledge and skills with our patients, our field, and each other.


We go where others won’t - targeting untreated diseases and taking on the challenges that move our field forward.

“Finding different ways to provide solutions to our patients – that’s what brought me to Ultragenyx and why I love working here."



We won’t give up fighting for our patients - together always searching for solutions.

“We are empowered to do whatever it takes for the patient and put them first, that’s why I’m proud to work at Ultragenyx."



We learn and adapt - constantly searching for deeper understanding and rapidly evolving our plans based on our insights.

“This is a learning culture, it’s all about the creativity and connectivity, finding better ways to help our patients."



We seek the undiscovered discoveries - we’re committed to finding options for those who don’t have any.

Your Benefits

A bold mission with great benefits

Ultragenyx employees bring their best to work every day, and we honor their dedication by providing a comprehensive benefits program that supports their health care, family, and financial needs. All regular full time employees are eligible for coverage starting with the first day of employment.

Medical Insurance

We offer medical plan options including Kaiser HMO and three options under Blue Shield (HMO, PPO and High Deductible with Health Savings Accounts).  Your benefit advisor will help you select the plan that’s best for you.

Paid Employee/Family Care Leave

Ultragenyx provides up to 12 weeks of paid leave for an employee’s own illness/injury, the care for a family member with a serious health condition, or for baby bonding.

Paid Volunteer Time

Ultragenyx provides up to 16 hours of paid time off annually to participate in volunteer community service that enhance and serve the communities in which we live and work.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan

Ultragenyx provides employees with the opportunity to participate in the Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) twice per year, with shares available for purchase at a 15% discount.


Eligible employees may enroll in the Ultragenyx 401(k) plan at any time. Ultragenyx matches 100% of the first 3% of the employee’s deferral, all of which is immediately vested.


Our comprehensive vision service plan (VSP) includes an annual eye exam, lenses or contacts every 12 months, and eyeglass frames every 24 months.

Delta Dental

The Delta Dental PPO dental plan is designed to allow participants to choose to receive care from any licensed dentist, and includes Orthodontic coverage for an adult and child.

Health Savings Account

Ultragenyx contributes to the annual deductible of participants on the Blue Shield High Deductible Plan through a Health Savings Account in the amount of $2,250 per year for individuals and $3,375 per year for families.

Flexible Spending Account

Ultragenyx offers employees an option to set aside a portion of their salary on a pre-tax basis to pay for qualified medical and dependent care expenses.

Lincoln Financial Group Life/AD&D

Ultragenyx provides eligible employees with Group Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D) insurance at no cost, with the option to purchase additional life insurance as well.

Short-Term/Long-Term Disability

Peace of mind is priceless. Ultragenyx provides short-term and long-term disability insurance at no cost to employees.

Vacation and Sick Time Benefits

Ultragenyx provides nine company-designated holidays each year and two separate paid weeks where Ultragenyx US offices are closed. This is in addition to our standard vacation accrual of 3 weeks for the first 4 years of employment and 5 sick days per year.

Employee Assistance Program

The Employee Assistance Program offers 24/7 confidential counseling for you and your immediate family members, including up to three face-to-face consultations per year.

Tuition Reimbursement

We believe that learning is a lifelong activity. We support our employees’ professional development by providing reimbursement for tuition-related expenses.

Legal Club of America

Get trusted legal advice, on-demand. Legal Club of America is a comprehensive Legal Plan that provides employees with access to legal and related professionals.

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And the fun stuff…

We support our vibrant company culture and encourage team building with weekly company-sponsored lunches, group exercise, happy hours, milestone celebrations, summer and holiday events, and more.

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This summary is intended to provide general information about the company’s benefits program. More detailed information about the different plan options will be provided upon hire.

Ultragenyx reserves the right to amend in writing or terminate the benefits plans described above, for any reason, in accordance with the provisions of such benefit plans.



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Summer Internships

Explore your passion here.

The Ultragenyx summer internship is a dynamic 10-12 week program for students interested in the field of science/biotechnology. You’ll work as a member of a project team in research, commercial, medical affairs, clinical, regulatory, or a business area, and gain hands-on experience while making a measurable contribution to your assigned department. As an Ultragenyx intern, you’ll receive the guidance and support you need to advance your academic and professional success.


All positions will show specific qualifications for educational level and experience. In general, summer interns at Ultragenyx must have completed at minimum, their freshman year of college, be enrolled as a full-time student, and have plans to return to school in the following term. All interns must be available to work full-time for the entire duration of the summer intern program.


Interns are paid a competitive hourly rate, however students applying credits towards their degree will not receive compensation. Students are responsible for providing their own transportation and housing for the summer, and are not eligible for employee benefits. Please note that our annual Summer Shutdown impacts working hours, typically meaning a week off toward the middle of the program, though this can vary based on project need.


Internships post in December of the previous year and run through the end of January. Interview timing varies by position from December through March. Internships begin in mid to late June and run through the end of August, though timing can vary by department.

Your Opportunities

Make a bold move with big impact

Our team is relentlessly focused on providing new hope for patients with unmet needs, and we can see the results of our work as we transform lives around the world. We’re growing, and looking for talented and motivated candidates to join us. Are you ready for an exciting, fast-paced career that puts your passion to work? Take a look at the current opportunities at Ultragenyx.

→ Note to External Recruiters

All candidate activity and open positions are managed strictly through our Human Resources Department. Our Human Resources Department kindly requests that recruiters not contact employees/hiring managers directly in an attempt to solicit business and present candidates. Please note that failure to comply with this request will be a factor in determining a professional relationship with our organization. Submission of unsolicited resumes prior to an agreement set in place between the Human Resources Department and the recruiting agency will  not create any implied obligation.  Inquiries on developing a recruiting relationship with us, may be directed to:

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Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital and veteran status. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities and for qualified disabled veterans in job application procedures, as required by applicable law. If you have any difficulty using our online application system and need an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact Talent Acquisition by calling: (415) 483-8800 or by emailing us at For electronic email and mail inquiries, please include a description of your requested accommodation, your name and contact information.