The Top Biotech Companies in Boston Hiring Now

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Located in Genetown, one of the world's hottest areas for biotech jobs, Boston, MA is a great option for those who want a front seat to the latest research and development in the industry without the competition of its neighboring city, Cambridge.

The city's most prominent industry player in terms of market cap is Vertex Pharmaceuticals, followed by Biogen, The Boston Globe reported in September 2022. However, these companies are just the tip of the iceberg in terms of opportunity for those working in biotech. 

Local public radio station WBUR reported that as of 2017, the city housed over 1,000 biotech-related businesses, partly due to a $500 million investment from former governor Gov. Charlie Baker that was part of the larger Massachusetts Life Sciences Initiative. 

Boston Biotechs Hiring Now

Here are the top biotech companies in Boston hiring now on BioSpace’s life sciences-focused job board. 


Takeda has cultivated a rich portfolio of therapeutic solutions spanning multiple areas, including gastroenterology, oncology, neuroscience, rare diseases and vaccines since its start in Osaka, Japan, in 1781. Over the years, it has expanded its reach and now operates in over 80 countries.

In the past month alone, Takeda has posted over 50 job openings in its Boston location. Some of the more recent openings include a senior specialist of engineering operations and automation, an associate director of robotics and automation cell therapy and a market research manager

See more Boston-based jobs at Takeda

Olema Oncology

Olema Oncology is dedicated to developing therapies for women’s cancers. The company’s lead program, OP-1250, is currently being studied in a Phase II clinical trial for the treatment of ER+/HER2- breast cancer. 

The company also touts a hybrid workplace model that allows staff to split their time between working from home and at the lab or office and provides allowances to aid with both home office and commute expenses. 

Olema is hiring for several positions in Boston, including an associate director of clinical science, a director of business development and a medical director of clinical development.

See more Boston-based jobs at Olema.  


With a history going back 70 years, Lundbeck is a global biotech focused on developing treatments for brain diseases and addressing unmet needs in neurology and psychiatry. The company prides itself on being the only global biopharma company focused solely on brain diseases. 

Lundbeck is currently looking to hire a neuroscience account manager based in Boston. For those not local to the Boston area or who want a more flexible work environment, Lundbeck is also hiring for several remote roles, including a senior manager of logistics and a senior medical director of psychiatry.

See more jobs at Lundbeck.

Eli Lilly and Co

As one of BioSpace’s 2023 best places to work, Eli Lilly offers job opportunities across Massachusetts. Headquartered in Indianapolis, IN, Eli Lilly employs over 35,000 staff members worldwide. 

In Boston, the company is looking to hire a territory manager of pharmaceutical sales to specialize in senior care. 

See more jobs at Eli Lilly and Co

Rosemary Scott is a content editor at BioSpace, focusing on the job market and career development for professionals in the life sciences. You can reach her at and on LinkedIn.

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