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WAVE Life Sciences Overview

Cambridge, MA
201 to 500 employees
2012
Company - Public (WVE)
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
Unknown / Non-Applicable
We are a biotechnology company focused on delivering transformational therapies for patients with serious, genetically defined diseases.

Our proprietary chemistry platform enables the precise design, optimization and production of stereopure ... Read more

Mission: Our vision is to enable every patient with a genetic disease to have access to life-changing treatments in their lifetime.

To do so, we must enter a new era of precision medicine - one in which safer, more effective medicines can be optimized to treat a ... Read more

Company Updates

  • Last week we gathered with colleagues and friends from the Boston life sciences community to watch selections from the #RareDiseaseFilmFestival and hear about the power of storytelling to build connections in #RareDisease. Thank you to the families who shared their stories through these films - we are humbled to be a part of the rare disease community and are working every day to advance the science of genetically defined diseases like #Duchenne and #Huntingtonsdisease. And, thank you to Takeda for hosting!

  • We showed up 70 people strong at the Huntington's Disease Society of America Boston Team Hope Walk! Extremely proud to join colleagues, friends and families to support the communities for whom we are working so urgently to find potential treatments.

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WAVE Life Sciences – Why Work With Us?


 

We are leading a new era of precision medicine in which rationally designed oligonucleotides are the key to delivering safer, more effective medicines.

These include potentially transformational therapies for conditions where there are currently few or no treatment options. We aspire to help create a world in which every patient with a genetic disease will have access to life-changing treatments in their lifetime.     

Research driven

Focused on how we can unlock science to cure disease, both with our own labs and through unique partnerships that can expand the impact of our platform.

A learning culture

As a science-driven organization, we believe that freedom to fail is one of the best stepping stones to knowledge. We welcome those who are simultaneously unafraid to challenge convention and humble enough to always keep learning.

Diverse

Our team is both thoughtful and dynamic, bringing deep expertise and unique perspectives to their work.

Purposeful

We work thoughtfully and with a sense of responsibility to advance medicines that will have a meaningful impact on patients' and caregivers' lives.

We are leading a new era of precision medicine in which rationally designed oligonucleotides are the key to delivering safer, more effective medicines.

Our vision is to enable every patient with a genetic disease to have access to life-changing treatments.  Making a meaningful difference is not an easy task. However, it’s one we believe is achievable with groundbreaking science, hard work and a humble promise to never stop striving for excellence.

 

 

We believe the people at Wave are what truly differentiates us. We  look for remarkable talent to join our team: people with a genuine passion to help others, who support diversity of thought, are unafraid to challenge convention, strive to advance the field of medicine and who want to make a true difference in patients’ lives.

  

Wave offers a comprehensive benefits program to all full time employees. We recognize that our people have a wide range of needs, therefore, Wave's benefits strategy integrates competitive compensation and benefits programs to provide a flexible framework that engages and motivates our employees.

  • 100% Coverage of Medical Premium
  • Free daily lunch
  • Open time-off policy
  • Equity grants
  • Free parking and public transportation subsidy
  • Education assistance program
  • Annualized bonus program
  • Matching 401k plan
  • Commitment to promote from within
  • Medical, Dental and Vision
  • Health Savings Account and Flexible Spending Accounts 
  • Group Life, AD&D, and Disability Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program

  

Nucleic acid therapeutics have significant potential to address diseases that historically have been challenging to treat with small molecule drugs or biologics.

Our unique platform opens up a world of potential, overcoming some of the historical challenges of oligonucleotide approaches to address a broad range of serious diseases. This fully integrated approach spanning discovery, manufacturing, supply and patient support creates a transformational, long-term platform beyond any one program.

WAVE Life Sciences Reviews

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    Pros

    There are a lot of reasons why Wave Life Sciences is one of the best places to work. The science, people, pipeline, flexibility, location, personal development, 100% covered medical premium, and free lunch are just to name a few! Getting started in this organization was very easy due to all of the helpful team members. I am so glad I made the choice to join Wave and can't wait to see what 2020 brings!

    Cons

    The only con I can think of is we need more large conference rooms in Cambridge.

    Advice to Management

    Consolidate the two office locations into 1.

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WAVE Life Sciences Photos

WAVE Life Sciences photo of: Huntington's Disease Society of America Boston Team Hope Walk
WAVE Life Sciences photo of: Wave's Global Health Challenge
WAVE Life Sciences photo of: Muscular Dystrophy Association Team 2018 summer camp
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    Great process with extremely friendly hiring staff. First initial phone interview with recruiting partners, then interviews with actual staff you are applying for the position. Overall very professional and easy to talk to.

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