Axcella is pioneering transformative medicines for patients of diseases, where amino acid imbalances play a critical role. The company has deveveloped a systems pharmacology approach to address amino acid imbalances and restore health at the cellular level.
How to Get Hired
We asked Axcella Health for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
When assessing a candidate for their ability to thrive in our culture, we look for characteristics common among our existing team. Flexibility and agility are required to be successful in a start-up environment, so we look for evidence of these abilities in candidates, both personally and professionally. These traits often go hand and hand with the ability to innovate, a hallmark of both brilliant science and a creative team. We also want people who are interesting, so we try to find out about personal interests, hobbies, past times, passions etc. Another important trait for us is determining if the candidate is able to roll up their sleeves and do whatever it takes to get the job done. Being a small company, we need individuals who love digging in, not just directing others. And maybe the most important thing we look for is that the candidate be a genuinely nice person.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
When invited to interview, we expect a candidate to come prepared, having already read about our science and leadership team on our website. It's impressive when someone goes beyond this and investigates who we are, and what we hope to accomplish, eagerly engaging us with questions and conversation about what they learned. Reaching out to employees or connections of employees via Linked In, shows initiative and resourcefulness, both common characteristics here. During the interview process, a genuine friendly manner and open conversation, allows us to learn more about what's important to the candidate, and what they're looking for in a work environment. We all really like being asked questions about what it's like to work here because we love to talk about it, and often it means culture is important to the candidate too!
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
The positions we are focused on hiring for in the coming year, will be subject matter experts who have experience leading the areas of regulatory affairs, pharmacology, formulation and analytical development. Additional scientists with experience in several of these specific areas will also be added to our teams this year.
Additionally, the types of candidates we are ALWAYS focused on adding to our company are innovative, eager, collaborative people who are passionate about what they do
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Anyone interested in joining us should visit our website, www.axcellahealth.com and our company Linked In page, to learn more about who we are, and what we do. The careers section of our website is always current, and provides instructions for anyone interested in open positions. Additionally, press articles that detail business activities and conferences we're involved with, are also helpful in learning more about us.