Being an Axcellan

We believe each Axcellan is critical to realizing the promise of our vision and achieving our strategy. That is why we take extra steps to create an environment that allows our people to do their best work, learn, thrive and advance their careers. This begins by genuinely caring about our employees and one another. We believe that if we can harness the full potential of our people, we can transform the lives of people and patients worldwide.

Across Axcella, our employees take bold steps to challenge traditional thinking and identify new possibilities. Together, we foster an open and inclusive culture that supports Axcellans to innovate and advance our platform and programs. We are a group of highly diverse individuals who genuinely value the unique perspective and differences we each bring.

Our Values



To be an Axcellan is to be an owner, acting for the benefit of the entire company. We are all rolling up our sleeves and working in unison to get the job done.



We act with urgency to advance our product candidates. This requires relentless focus, prioritization and the willingness to make smart trade-off decisions by considering quality, speed and risk.



We foster an inclusive culture, actively seeking diverse perspectives. We believe that the diverse expertise and experiences of Axcellans enriches our way of thinking and is essential to achieving our goals.



We see change, ambiguity and complexity as a rich opportunity for learning. We encourage our employees to openly share their learnings throughout the organization, so we can actively incorporate these insights into our work.

Our Pledge

We are proud to have signed MassBio’s Open Letter 2.0 – The CEO Pledge for a More Equitable & Inclusive Life Sciences Industry. By signing this Pledge, we are committing ourselves to eliminate racial inequalities through comprehensive ED&I initiatives that are broad in scope, specific in action, and measurable in results.

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Open Positions

    Axcella is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Axcella will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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    Healthcare is dynamic and is inclusive of mind, body, and spirit. That’s why Axcella covers 85% of employee’s medical, dental and vision benefits. We also contribute directly to a Healthcare Reimbursement Account, provide short- and long-term disability benefits, and offer the choice to enroll in a Flexible Savings Account.

    Group 19


    Long-term financial health is important to all Axcellans, which is why we offer a 401k plan that matches 50% up to the first 6% of our employee’s contribution in addition to Life Insurance. All Axcellans are eligible for stock option awards and the opportunity to participate in an employee stock purchase plan.

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    Time Off

    At Axcella, we believe it is vital for employees to replenish themselves. We offer unlimited personal time off, 13 paid holidays and observe a week-long December holiday shutdown to give our employees an extra boost and well-deserved celebration/family time.

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    Commuter Benefits

    While there are many upsides to working in the heart of Cambridge, for some, the commute can present challenges. We are focused on optimizing the experience. Whether you drive or use public transportation, we provide the financial support for your travels.

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    At Axcella, wellness is important to us. We foster a culture that supports Axcellans to care for their whole being – from Mindset and Nutrition to Movement and Health. We provide healthy snacks to keep our employees nourished, and adjustable desks and balance boards to keep our employees fit and well centered.

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