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We are a young, innovative company with an intense purpose and passion for bringing innovation to patients with cancer. Join us and work with some of the brightest, most dedicated people in the field. In the end, your work will make a measurable and lasting impact on science, medicine and the lives of countless patients.

Job Opportunities

Our Values


Our Values – Ethical, creative, respect, transparency, urgency, patients first, work/life balance, honest, intellectually, data driven, humility, diversity

Read more here about Nkarta CEO Paul Hastings’ vision as a patient, patient advocate and champion of diversity and inclusion.

Paul Hastings’ journey from patient to one of biotech’s leading voices
San Francisco Business Times, June 14, 2021

‘You have to get up on the podium’: Incoming BIO chair Paul Hastings on diversity, drug pricing and working with the FDA
Endpoints, June 14, 2021

We Care About You

We are our employees. We care about your fulfilment, health and well-being. Our competitive compensation and benefits package is designed to look after you while you are busy focusing on patients.

Competitive Salary & Bonus Program

Stock Option Grants

Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance

401K Retirement Plan

Short- and Long-Term Disability

Paid Time Off, Holidays, and Sick Days

Life & AD&D Insurance

Employee Assistance Program



Our success depends on the status-quo challengers, both the visionaries and the creators. Beating cancer requires a dynamic perspective, which is why we not only welcome diversity, we seek it.

We are proud that our industry organization, the Biotechnology Innovation Organization (BIO), also recognizes the importance of diversity. We stand committed to internalizing the principles they set forth, and agree that:

  • Diversity in all aspects of business operations will optimize the continued growth and success of the biotechnology industry
  • Championing workforce development, diversity and inclusion is the best way to attract, develop and retain the employee talent pool within the globally competitive biotechnology industry
  • We will incorporate diversity and inclusion into all aspects of our operations
  • We need to lead by example and be outward-facing in our diversity efforts, including with our external partners in order broaden the promotion of diversity

In addition to diversity and inclusion, we value:

  • Science that brings meaningful results to patients
  • Healthy debate and a sense of humor
  • Empowerment, decisiveness and making progress happen
  • Transparency and honesty

What gets measured, gets managed. As part of a comprehensive approach to diversity, equity and inclusion at Nkarta, we rely on data to identify gaps, set priorities and enable ongoing measurement of our progress. We publish these data in the spirit of shared responsibility and accountability.

Team: 51% Female, 49% Male; 70y% People of Color/LatinX/Multi-ethic, 30% White; Leadership: 55% Female, 45% Male; 58% People of Color/LatinX/Multi-ethic, 47% White; Executive Team: 33% Female, 67% Male; 17% People of Color/LatinX/Multi-ethic, 83% White; Board of Directors: 4 Female, 6 Male; 2 People of Color/LatinX/Multi-ethic, 8 White; 3 Self-identifies LGBTQI.7 Don't Self-identify as LGBTQI
As of November 2022