Careers at Enanta

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Enanta is a research and development-focused biotechnology company that uses its robust chemistry-driven approach and drug discovery capabilities to create small molecule drugs in the infectious disease field.  We are discovering and developing novel inhibitors designed for use against the hepatitis C virus, or HCV.  These inhibitors include members of the direct acting antiviral (DAA) inhibitor classes – protease (partnered with AbbVie), NS5A (partnered with Novartis) and nucleotide polymerase – as well as a host targeted antiviral (HTA) inhibitor class targeted against cyclophilin.  Additionally, Enanta has created a new class of antibiotics, called Bicyclolides, for the treatment of multi-drug resistant bacteria, with a focus on developing an intravenous and oral treatment for hospital and community MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus) infections.

Enanta is headquartered in Watertown, Massachusetts.

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Employees are paid based on a total compensation philosophy that includes competitive base pay and short and long-term incentives.
Base Salary is determined by the individual’s own education and experience as well as internal and external market benchmarking and is also impacted the individual’s own performance each year.
Short-term Incentive is an annual bonus that may be paid out at year end, and is determined by the individual’s own performance and achievement of goals.
Long-term Incentive is an annual grant of stock options and is also determined by the individual’s own performance and achievement of goals. Stock option grants, if warranted, come with a vesting schedule over a period of four years.


Employee Benefits

Enanta currently offers eligible employees a comprehensive benefits package that includes the following:
• Comprehensive Health Plan including medical and dental coverage
• 401(k) Retirement Plan
• Flexible Spending Accounts including medical reimbursement and dependent care
• Life Insurance & AD&D
• Short and Long-term Disability coverage
• Tuition Assistance
• Paid Vacation and Flex Days
• Paid Holidays
• Jury Duty
• Work / Life Balance and Employee Assistance Plan


ENANTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is an EO employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other class protected by law.