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Culture & Careers

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A mission that matters

We envision a world where neurodegeneration no longer robs people of their minds and their freedom. Here at Alector, we are on a relentless quest to end the suffering of our patients and their families by putting an end to neurodegenerative diseases. Are you ready to join us?

Why Work at Alector?

We’re proud to be recognized as a great place to work. Because a great workplace means engaged Alectorians, and engaged Alectorians produce their best work.

Alector was selected by Fortune as one of the 2021 Best Workplaces in Healthcare and Biopharma.

Alector has been certified as a “Great Place to Work” for 2022.

Our diverse team is what makes us Alector.

We believe that high-performing teams include people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other’s assumptions with fresh perspectives and bring creative ideas to the table. We are committed to building an open, diverse and inclusive environment for everyone. Below you can see our gender diversity across our business.

Female

Male

All Employees

56%

44%

Leadership

47%

53%

Board of Directors

25%

75%

People Managers

55%

45%

Research & Development

55%

45%

Business

57%

43%

Our diverse team is what makes us Alector.

We believe that high-performing teams include people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each other’s assumptions with fresh perspectives and bring creative ideas to the table. We are committed to building an open, diverse and inclusive environment for everyone. Below you can see our gender diversity across our business.

Asian

Black / African American

Hispanic Latino

Two or more

White

All employees

36%

5%

8%

8%

43%

Leadership

28%

4%

4%

13%

51%

People Managers

34%

2%

6%

8%

50%

Research and Development

39%

5%

9%

8%

39%

Business

26%

2%

7%

10%

55%

Data accurate as of 12/31/2020

Impossible challenges require audacious thinkers

We know great ideas can come from anyone. That’s why we’ve built a diverse culture of curious minds that rewards courage, tenacity, and resilience at every level. We enjoy pushing ourselves to our intellectual limits and tackling big challenges because it motivates us to grow as we forge new paths to deliver urgently needed therapeutics.

We’re looking for driven people who want to roll up their sleeves and tackle difficult problems together. We’re not just looking for skills and abilities. We hire people who share our values and who aren’t afraid of a challenge—they’re motivated by it. If our values resonate with you and you’re looking for a new opportunity to make a difference, we want to meet you.

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We live our values every day

Meet some of our amazing colleagues who embody our values and get us closer to achieving our audacious goals.

Comprehensive benefits package

We’re committed to our team. We believe people work best with freedom and flexibility and in an environment that allows us all to be ourselves.

We understand that your life extends beyond Alector, and we strive to provide you with what you need to care for yourself and your family. We support our employees with a competitive package of benefits to promote your well-being.

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Health & Wellness

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Financial & Commuter

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Ownership

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Learning & Development

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Time-off Program

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Workspace

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Flexible working

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Community Involvement

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Team Activities

One great company. Two locations.

Alector Headquarters

South San Francisco, CA

Alector Headquarters

South San Francisco, CA

Anderson-Simonsen Labs

Biologics Manufacturing - Newark, CA

Anderson-Simonsen Labs

Biologics Manufacturing - Newark, CA

Job Openings

Interested in joining our team and making an impact? Check out the opportunities below.

What’s Next

Our Mission

Find out why we do what we do.

Our Science

Going where others haven’t.

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