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Akebia Therapeutics Overview

Cambridge, MA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public (AKBA)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
Akebia Therapeutics, Inc. is a biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, focused on delivering innovative therapies to patients with kidney disease through hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) biology. Akebia’s lead product candidate, vadadustat ... Read more

Mission: We were founded in 2007 to discover and develop novel therapeutic solutions leveraging hypoxia inducible factor—or HIF—biology, a primary regulator involved in multiple major biological pathways.

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  • A Team with Heart! The Akebia team had a strong showing and lots of fun at Pairings for Prevention Thursday night, tasting paired beer and food selections and raising money to help people with kidney disease. We are proud to help and to support the great work done by The American Kidney Fund.

  • Our HIFsters came out in force to support people with kidney disease at the National Kidney Foundation’s Boston Kidney Walk this past weekend. A great time for a great cause!

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Akebia Therapeutics – Why Work For Us?

Global leadership in hypoxia inducible factor (HIF) biology. Dedicated to advancing care for serious disease.

Pursuing advances across multiple disease states.

We were founded in 2007 to discover and develop novel therapeutic solutions leveraging hypoxia inducible factor—or HIF—biology, a primary regulator involved in multiple major biological pathways.

Our strategy is to develop novel therapeutics for patients based on the biology of HIF and to commercialize products for patients with kidney disease, beginning with AKB-6548 for patients with anemia secondary to chronic kidney disease (CKD).

How far can you go?

Experience the rewards of culture, environment, and achievement.


With a culture built on trust, achievement, and teamwork, you’ll play a key role in helping build Akebia’s success—and your own.


Experience living and working in one of theworld’s leadingbiopharmaceutical, academic, and cultural centers.


Competitive, supportive, and designed to reward those joining us at a time when passion, excellence, and hard work will drive our success.

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    Everyone at Akebia is inclusive and makes you immediately feel like you are part of the team. There are many smart people that have different backgrounds, and we've all somehow all found our way to Akebia. Even though the company is growing rapidly, people know what good looks like and implement it daily. Akebia does so many of the things you want a company to do, such as communicate, have great benefits, respect life balance, and be flexible.


    As we grow, it will be interesting to see how the company transforms from a learning/research organization into a commercial one.

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Akebia Therapeutics Photos

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Akebia Therapeutics photo of: Aha! So there is a bona fide coffee club within the walls of Akebia. That must help explain our high-energy culture!
Akebia Therapeutics photo of: It may be cold outside but we're enjoying the pretty winter views from the office. Stay warm, everyone!
Akebia Therapeutics photo of: Giving back to our community is important, and caring deeply is part of our core values. We #HIFster elves are doing our small part to help families affected by #autism.
Akebia Therapeutics photo of: It wouldn't be the holidays without ugly sweater day!
Akebia Therapeutics photo of: #Autism is a cause near & dear to us. We HIFsters r making progress adopting local families in need. Hats off 2Autism Geniuses of the World for their good work!
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    I applied online. I interviewed at Akebia Therapeutics (Boston, MA) in April 2015.


    I had a phone screening, then they asked for an in-person interview and then an offer was put together a week later. It was a pretty standard process, it wasn't particularly difficult. They're looking for fit.

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