Our Culture

Our commitment to innovation and excellence is reflected in everything we do, earning us a leadership position in both the science and business of RNAi therapeutics that is recognized worldwide.

We strongly believe in the power of a positive culture as a key differentiator for individual and business success. That is why we are so proud of winning a spot on the Boston Globe’s “Top Places to Work” for the last 6 years running.


Our employees come from a diverse background, representing dozens of countries and more than 20 languages. What is common to all Alnylam-ites is turning our passion for helping patients into concrete actions by leveraging the strengths of all.

At the Core of Alnylam

We have strong values that guide who we hire, what we recognize, what we value, and that serve as the foundation of our culture.

  • Passion for Excellence
  • Innovation and Discovery
  • Commitment to People
  • Open Culture
  • Sense of Urgency

In our latest Culture Survey, 97% of our employees were aware of and aligned to core values and 95% of employees agreed that our values mirrored their own personal values.

Recognized for Innovation and Leadership

We’re committed to patients, our people and excellence in our field and we’re frequently recognized for our contributions and innovation.

The Boston Globe Top Places to Work 2015-2020
NORD Rare Impact Awards 2021
Science Top Employer 2020
Great Place to Work 2021
Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 2021
Prix Galien 2019 Winner


Considering a career with Alnylam—a growing biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapeutics based on RNAi?


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

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Corporate Responsibility

At Alnylam, we are inspired by the perseverance of our patients, committed to our employees, and focused on making a difference in the geographic and disease areas in which we work.

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We are committed to supporting the global rare disease community and the patient organizations in the therapeutic areas we focus on.

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What makes us tick? We have a lot to say and lots of stories to tell – about our science, the patients and caregivers we serve, our industry and the healthcare ecosystem.

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