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Exciting things are happening at Santen!

In addition to our accelerated efforts to grow a robust pipeline of vision care innovations, Santen USA —located in Emeryville, CA—is growing across all functions in the organization as we continue to advance our lead programs and work toward potential new commercialization opportunities.

Our promising eye health pipeline wouldn’t exist without our extraordinary people. At every level, we’re inspired by the chance to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives through our shared global mission and our aim for a future where permanent vision impairments are a thing of the past. Many of us at Santen know someone with an eye condition that affects vision and understand how it can feel like everything in life is possible again when eye health is improved. That’s the kind of success story we’re all proud to be part of.

A career at Santen is your opportunity to thrive, to be recognized, and to have a real impact. Let’s work together to preserve the gift of sight.

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5 Great Reasons to Work at Santen USA Now

  1. 1 The excitement of a start-up
    Santen USA is an important part of Santen’s busy global R&D operations. We’re building an exciting team of people with a shared passion for great science and the chance to make a difference in people’s lives.
  2. 2 A 130-YEAR heritage
    Our US business is backed by our parent organization, Santen Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd, founded in 1890. Headquartered in Osaka, Japan, Santen is the oldest and one of the most respected vision care companies in the world, with products sold in more than 60 countries.
  3. 3 A chance to make your mark
    Limits and narrow roles have no place in our job descriptions. At Santen, you’ll have the opportunity to work broadly, to share your ideas and insights, and to speak out and be heard. Every employee plays an integral role here. If you’re looking to have an impact, this is the place.
  4. 4 A diverse but tight-knit community
    Our people span a wide range of age groups, ethnicities, interests, and professional backgrounds. That diversity is what fuels the magic at Santen, inspiring novel ideas and driving innovation. We work collaboratively every day. And we don’t believe in walls. (In fact, we’ve removed many of them from our newly designed office space.)
  5. 5 A commitment to you
    Our people make Santen who we are, and we value and nurture them with competitive salaries, benefits, and opportunities to learn and grow at all levels. We firmly believe that our success has everything to do with yours as a Santen employee.
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A Note to Recruiters and Staffing Firms

Please note that Santen USA does not accept resumes or inquiries from recruiting or staffing agencies with which we don’t have a written agreement. All of our employment activities, inquiries, offers, and resumes are managed through our Human Resources department and all candidates are presented through this channel only. We don’t accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from employment candidates.

Although we don’t anticipate any immediate needs, you can inquire about a recruiting relationship with Santen USA by sending your company information and references directly to Thank you for complying with our policies!




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