Driving change takes strength.

#BringYourImara and empower positive change for patients, their families and the broader communities affected by sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia.

Join Our Team

Our Mission

Every day, the Imara team works to strengthen the lives of patients around the world, including those in underserved regions, through the development of innovative & accessible therapies for hemoglobinopathies.

Imara means strength in Swahili. We understand that driving positive change for patients, their families and the broader communities affected by sickle cell disease and beta-thalassemia takes strength. Our strength comes from our commitment to improving the lives of patients.


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Our Values

I'm transparent
I'm passionate
I'm dedicated
I'm courageous

Click on the cards below to learn more about our team's perspective on Imara's values.

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  • Core Value: Transparent
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  • Core Value: Passionate
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  • Core Value: Dedicated
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  • Core Value: Courageous

Our Benefits

At Imara we care for patients by first caring for each other. It’s not only what we do but it’s how we do it.

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    Monthly reimbursement stipend for Wellness and Family Care

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    Employee Assistance Program providing professional counseling and personal wellness services

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    Employee Stock Purchase Program and 401(k) savings plan

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    Monthly Teambuilding Events

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    Education Assistance Program: Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Development

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    Paid transit or parking coverage

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    Biannual team offsites

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    Flexible Work Policy including the option to work 1 month remote from anywhere each year

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    Weekly coffee chats

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    Work From Home Setup for All Employees

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    Generous paid time off, including 14 holidays, 1 week holiday shutdown and 4 weeks of vacation annually

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    Flexible medical, dental, vision, and life and disability coverage

Open Roles

Our strength is our team – a group committed to delivering change for the sickle cell and beta-thalassemia community. We are always looking for talented individuals to join us.

If you are interested in joining Imara and do not see a position that is a match, you may contact us at hr@imaratx.com.

Join us and #BringYourImara