We are passionate about pioneering innovative science to build a brighter future for patients with serious metabolic diseases.
Our Guiding Values
We Go Together
We champion the diverse expertise of our teammates, tackling challenges together with humility, transparency, and camaraderie.
Forging Our Own Path
We achieve our goals through nimble decision-making and an utmost attention to quality by a team empowered to think big and challenge the status quo.
Reaching New Peaks
Driven by our passion to improve patients’ lives, we tackle hard problems with integrity to develop pioneering therapies based on compelling science.
Meet Some of Our Trailblazers
“It’s been almost 3 years since I joined Akero and it has been a very rewarding experience. This company allows you to wear multiple hats and provides a supportive environment where we can all grow professionally and personally. I am most excited to continue my career with Akero as this is such a diverse and inclusive culture with a fantastic team.”
“Everyone here at Akero brings their A game to everything they do. It is such a privilege to learn from and work alongside this team..”
“I am thrilled to be working at Akero with such an outstanding team that is hyper-focused on efruxifermin, a molecule showing strong clinical promise in patients without any specific therapeutic options.”
What We Offer
Comprehensive Employer-Paid Benefits
Our employees are our most important asset, so we pay 100% of the premiums for top-quality medical, dental and vision benefits.
Four Weeks Paid Vacation Plus Federal Holidays
Doing your best work means having quality time away from work. All employees receive four weeks of paid vacation plus federal holidays.
Being a new parent is hard. We are committed to easing the transition by offering up to 16 weeks of paid leave for new parents and working collaboratively to smooth the transition back.
Flexible Work Schedule and Location
We focus on work product and not work optics. We were largely virtual even before COVID-19 made Zoom commonplace and believe employees do their best when they’re at their best.
Dynamic Roles with Growth Opportunities
Our team members wear many different hats and have direct access to senior leadership, which helps prevent being isolated and provides multiple opportunities to learn and grow.
All Akero employees receive stock options and have access to our Employee Stock Purchase Plan. We also offer a 401(k) plan so you can set aside pre-tax dollars for retirement.