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Alnylam Switzerland GmbH

Sector
Biotechnology & Pharmaceuticals
Location:
Zug
Established in
2015
Employees
37
Website
             

We introduce ourselves

Founded in 2002, Alnylam is the pioneer and leader in RNA interference (RNAi) therapeutics, a new category of medicines based on Nobel-Prize winning Science. RNAi therapeutics target the genetic causes of a disease rather than its symptoms, by “turning off” harmful proteins at their source. Using RNAi, we can silence any gene in the genome, and deliver products that have remarkable potency and durability. If the disease is like a leaking tap, then RNAi provides a new way of fixing the leak, rather than just mopping up the floor. This approach has the potential to transform the care of patients with genetic and other diseases in Europe. In 2018, we successfully launched the world’s first RNAi therapeutic to help patients suffering from the rare condition of hereditary ATTR amyloidosis and we have followed this with the launch of two further first-in-class medicines. We are striving to submit a further eight new drug applications by 2025 – all for conditions with limited or no treatment options across five therapeutic areas: genetic medicines, cardio-metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, central nervous system (CNS) and ocular diseases. Our commitment to Europe is essential to our commercial success. We opened our first office in Europe in 2016 and for the past five years, we have partnered with healthcare experts and research organisations in the region. We currently have 11 offices and over 170 active clinical trial sites across Europe. 

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What employees say

“For me, Alnylam means stunning colleagues in the first place. I love our culture and I feel I truly belong here: being part of Alnylam means that nothing is impossible, and every challenge is an opportunity”. -Francesco Vazzana, Director Legal Counsel

“Always been proud of working at Alnylam and even more so in the midst of this pandemic, when we found such meaningful and innovative ways to serve our patients and stay close to employees and their needs” – Anonymous through our employee survey

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100%
When I look at what we accomplish, I feel a sense of pride.

97%
People are encouraged to balance their work life and their personal life.

97%
People here are treated fairly regardless of their sex.

94%
I can ask management any reasonable question and get a straight answer.

97%
I'm proud to tell others I work here.

91%
People care about each other here.

What defines us

Our people are what sets us apart. Our ability to deliver much-needed new medicines to patients requires a highly motivated, agile and diverse workforce. We want to continue to attract and retain the best talent, providing them with an inclusive work environment that is positive, dynamic, where they have a voice and where everything they do adds value to the patients using our treatments. We want employees to bring their unique differences to work, because our business will grow stronger with advanced and original thinking, allowing us to continue to bring ground-breaking medicines to patients.

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

 

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What inspires us

When others say impossible or impractical, we say Challenge Accepted! 

Alnylam is a place where you get to work in an international environment with helpful and friendly colleagues, where you are a person, not a number and you work towards providing innovative drugs to patients with no other options to treat their disease. What drives us is that we have a chance to make a real impact and potentially change the lives of patients and their caregivers.

As an employer, Alnylam has a clear commitment to people and meet our employees needs through a broad  benefit program, an extensive leave of absence program where we are particularly proud of offering 18 weeks of paid maternity leave, 12 weeks of paid paternity and caregiver leave. 

We live our core values every day and our work environment and culture is recognized by our open communication, fast paced environment and highly engaged an motivated employees who are very proud of our company and what we do.  

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At a glance

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Application tips

This is the moment to say Challenge Accepted! 

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.

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 1,400 (and counting!) employees are building a diverse, inclusive, and high-performing global organization that celebrates team achievement and recognizes individual contributions.

See LinkedIn or Alnylam.com for our open positions! 

Our great workplace

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

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.

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