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Akebia Therapeutics Overview

Cambridge, MA
51 to 200 employees
Company - Public (AKBA)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
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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

Akebia Therapeutics photo of: Coming in the front door.
Akebia Therapeutics photo of: Big goals require bold #values to guide us. That's why "Anything Is Possible" is core to us: "Working fearlessly -- with conviction, urgency, patience and perseverance."
Akebia Therapeutics photo of: Our gratitude to the National Kidney Foundation for this recognition. The Boston Kidney Walk is one of our favorite events.
Akebia Therapeutics photo of: We #HIFsters had a great evening of camaraderie and learning at the Women in Bio Leader Ready Program seminar. We're proud to support this organization and its mission!
Akebia Therapeutics photo of: Drive and enthusiasm to make a difference for patients is a staple of our #HIFster culture -- and we're always aiming higher, literally! Here, our HIFster, Kristen L., in the mountains of Chile.
Akebia Therapeutics photo of: What do we mean by "All For One"? We mean highly capable, supportive & fun people in an environment where working together is as imperative as triumphing on your own.
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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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