Our Culture

We are passionate about pioneering innovative science to build a brighter future for patients with serious metabolic diseases.

Akero is a team of problem solvers dedicated to pursuing bold scientific approaches to discovering and developing transformational treatments for patients with serious metabolic diseases marked by high unmet medical need. Our diverse skill sets and backgrounds, desire to learn from each other and collaborative spirit breed a culture where everyone feels inspired to bring their best thinking to work, and to bring out the best in others.

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.”

Maribel Rios

EXECUTIVE COORDINATOR

“The Akero team is friendly, supportive, and highly knowledgeable; being part of this capable group and working on something as profoundly impactful as EFX in the NASH space makes going to work supremely enjoyable.”
Yuvanesh Rajeev

CLINICAL SUPPLY CHAIN & LOGISTICS SPECIALIST

“In the most uncertain of times, I’m certain that the best decision I made in 2020 was to join Akero where I’m able to work alongside a sharp and engaging team in a dynamic role. The patients and their stories drive my passion to confront the NASH epidemic head-on and help pursue better treatment options.”
Matt Minerva

CLINICAL TRIAL MANAGER

“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..”

Yasmine Rafidi

SENIOR DIRECTOR, CONTROLLER

“I am proud to work at Akero. The company truly values its employees’ work-life balance and promotes an open culture enabling us to grow. What makes Akero unique is the inclusive, supportive, and caring culture that I experience first-hand. I am privileged to work with such a great and talented group.”
Nicholas Chepkurgor

DIRECTOR, SOX & SEC REPORTING

“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.”

Ziad Eletr, Ph.D.

ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR, ANALYTICAL DEVELOPMENT

“It’s an exciting time to join Akero, which has a great culture, a world-class leadership team and a passion for finding an effective treatment for NASH. I’m thrilled to be part of this great company and looking forward to seeing the success of EFX!”
Jessie Yan

DIRECTOR, ASSISTANT CONTROLLER

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.

Family Leave

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.

Stock Ownership

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.

We’re looking for talented individuals driven to make a difference for patients.

We’re looking for talented individuals driven to make a difference for patients.