Associate Director, Talent Acquisition at Alnylam Pharmaceuticals in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Posted in General Business 13 days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


Alnylam is the world's leading RNA interference (RNAi) company.

Founded in 2002, Alnylam was built upon a bold vision of turning scientific possibility into reality by harnessing the power of RNAi for human health as an innovative new class of medicines. We are a growing biopharmaceutical company with three approved medicines and a robust pipeline of investigational medicines focused in four strategic therapeutic areas: genetic medicines, cardio-metabolic diseases, infectious diseases, and central nervous system (CNS) and ocular diseases, including several in late-stage development.

Headquartered in Cambridge, Mass., Alnylam employs over 1,500 people in 19 countries and is rapidly growing globally, with additional offices in Norton, Mass., Maidenhead, U.K., Zug, Switzerland, Amsterdam, Netherlands, and Tokyo, Japan. Alnylam is proud to have been recognized as one of The Boston Globe's Top Places to Work six years in a row (2015-2020), a Great Place to Work in the U.K. and Switzerland two years in a row (2019-2020) and a Science Magazine's Top Employer two years in a row (2019-2020). Please visit for more information.

Job Summary

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals is currently seeking an experienced Talent Acquisition professional to join our growing team! This role will initially support various groups within Research & Development function. This is an opportunity for an experienced recruiter to make an immediate impact!

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and execute a recruiting strategy, which results in a top-tier, qualified talent pool of professionals and a strong candidate pipeline
  • Develop and execute a sourcing strategy, pre-screen candidates and deliver pre-qualified diverse candidates for hiring manager's evaluation
  • Partner with hiring manager to identify role of interview team, assign competencies using both technical and behavioral interviewing models
  • Grow existing network, foster new relationships and attend networking events to further identify talent for the organization
  • Partner with other Human Resource functions in order to attract and hire talent that will help to sustain and contribute to the Alnylam culture
  • Utilize solid negotiating skills to close candidates
  • Provide weekly and ad hoc updates to staffing team, hiring managers and business partners as needed
  • Effectively manage the recruitment process by balancing budget, timelines and customer needs
  • Ability to select qualified vendors and maintain positive relationships
  • May contribute to projects as part of the long-term strategy of building a best-in-class staffing organization
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 7 years pharmaceutical/biotech industry recruiting experience a must
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, highly matrix organization
  • Proven track record of finding unique ways to source and attract qualified candidates
  • Superior selection skills and a high level of proficiency in assessing individuals
  • Proven ability cultivating successful relationships internally and externally
  • Results driven, ability to demonstrate/quantify success relative to established targets and metrics
  • Strong listening, facilitation and communications skills
  • Strong organizational, multi-tasking and computer and web skills, along with the ability to handle sensitive and confidential situations/information

Location: This role is based on site in our Cambridge, MA office but will be remote for the foreseeable future given the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals is an EEO employer committed to an exciting, diverse, and enriching work environment.