Careers At Alnylam

Join Our Team and Grow With Us

At Alnylam, we are driven by our mission to translate the Nobel Prize-winning discovery of RNA interference (RNAi) into an innovative, new class of medicines. We’re motivated in this endeavor by the bravery and perseverance of people with unmet medical needs who live with rare and genetic diseases. They are the focus of our efforts, and we exist as a company because of them. That knowledge and commitment to patients is present in everything we do, every day.

At The Forefront of What’s Next

For patients

Our goal, which is well underway, is to become a world-class biopharmaceutical company that can independently develop and deliver innovative medicines based on RNAi to patients worldwide. We have a deep pipeline of early to late stage investigational therapies, and 2018 marked the approval of our first medicine—the world’s first RNAi therapeutic. Even though we’ve been around since 2002, we’re just getting started!

For employees

We are growing quickly and hiring across North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America for a wide variety of roles. We’re seeking smart, passionate, “change the world” kind of people who are ready to say, “challenge accepted.” Our 1,500 (and counting!) employees are building a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and high-performing global organization that celebrates team achievement and recognizes individual contributions.

We’re at the forefront of what’s next for patients, and perhaps your career also.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Alnylam is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all job applicants. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other factors prohibited by law.

Please note: Alnylam Pharmaceuticals has recently become aware of fraudulent job recruitment postings from individuals claiming to represent Alnylam. These postings seek financial information in connection with fraudulent opportunities for employment. Alnylam never conducts its interview process via messaging apps, freelance sites, or social media platforms (i.e. Google hangouts, WhatsApp, etc.). Alnylam team members only communicate with potential candidates through an official Alnylam email address ending in “” Please do not provide any personal information if you receive a suspicious inquiry or job offer.

If you suspect any fraudulent activity or misrepresentation in connection with an Alnylam job opportunity, please report it to

An Award Winning Company

The Boston Globe Top Places to Work 2015-2021
Science Top Employer 2021
Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 2021

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Benefits @Alnylam

Alnylam recognizes the contributions our employees make to fulfill our mission to help patients lead better lives. We believe in honoring our employees’ commitment by investing in their health and well-being and by taking care of their families through our robust benefits program


We believe that a truly diverse, equitable and inclusive workforce is critical to our goal of bringing a new class of medicines to market.
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Our Culture

We are passionate, patient-focused, “change the world” kind of people. We work hard, have fun, and share a common set of core values that represent the heart and soul of everything we do!
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Our programs give talented students the opportunity to gain industry exposure, practical experience, and mentoring. Students work across a range of departments, from sciences to finance, and regulatory affairs to clinical operations.
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We partner with Northeastern University to offer PharmD Fellowships in Regulatory Affairs, Medical Affairs, Value and Evidence Strategy (VESt)/HEOR, Medical Information, Clinical Development, and Commercial.
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Agencies: External recruitment firms are an important component of our talent acquisition strategy at Alnylam; we value the partnerships built with our vendors. As a policy, we do not accept unsolicited resumes from external recruitment firms. All resumes submitted by external recruitment firms must be submitted through our applicant tracking system and all correspondence should be directed to a contact within Talent Acquisition; engagement with external firms requires that a signed Alnylam Employment Agency agreement be on file. External agency submissions that are sent to any employee or hiring manager, outside of the outlined process, will be deemed unsolicited and no fee will be paid in the event that the candidate is hired. Credit will be attributed as a referral or hired through other means.

Our external recruitment partners should also be reminded to comply with all Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) guidelines.