Who We Are

Prelude’s foundation is built on ground-breaking science, a commitment to excellence, and dedicated employees who want to make a difference in people’s lives. We are devoted to following where the science takes us, and we encourage each other to think critically and creatively in our quest to find new cancer therapies.

Our Vision

Through purposeful drug discovery, excellence, and rigor, we will build a leading, fully integrated company to deliver novel medicines to patients.

Our Core Values

At Prelude, we have created a culture that brings us together through our shared sense of purpose. We are driven to perform and are proud to be a part of an organization that values the collective strength of our diverse and talented employees.


We are fully-focused on improving the lives of cancer patients.


We are imaginative and creative in discovering solutions to scientific problems.


We are driven to rapidly advance our science and knowledge.


We build trust and mutual respect through the integrity of our words and actions.


We learn, adapt, and collaborate as a team to be most efficient with our time and resources.

Our Culture

At Prelude Therapeutics we believe great people make great science. Our strength lies in the talented individuals who work here, and they truly hold the key to our success. Together we are building a culture with people who are passionate about science, committed to breaking new ground in cancer therapies, and driven to improve the lives of patients. See what some of them have to say about their experience here.

There is a collective “get it done” mindset here. We all know the end goal, and every team is dedicated to achieving it. This is not an easy business, and you can’t give up when you run into hurdles. You press on. You remain committed. You stay focused. Because every day you are getting closer to finding something that can make a difference in people’s lives.

– Ganfeng
Process Chemistry

I believe our success is rooted in our commitment to teamwork and collaboration. This is a small company; we have to rely on each other. I know I can count on my colleagues to do what needs to be done. I see people all the time going well beyond their job description to make sure of it.

– Annie
Regulatory Affairs Operations

The people at Prelude are what makes it a cool place to work. Everyone is friendly and always willing to help. I trust my teammates and know I can depend on them. We really value one another’s input and advice when we need it. Prelude is a collection of real people – genuine people who care about one another and what we are doing.

– Dani

We really care about science and the quality of work here. There is a real dedication to tackling different therapeutic targets and coming up with creative solutions. We have had to think outside the box to develop different approaches. As a result, we have discovered ways to do things that were previously thought impossible.

– Norman

Join Our Journey

Our talented team is passionate about the work we do at Prelude, and every employee plays an important role in our success. Ours is an environment marked by innovative thinking and driven by cutting-edge science. We believe that by working together, we will discover groundbreaking therapies to transform the lives of patients. Join us in changing the face of cancer treatment.

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Our Benefits

Our goal is to ensure our employees have the resources they need to take care of themselves and their loved ones. We provide great benefits. Our people are worth it.

Financial Security  

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Annual Bonus Plan
  • New Hire and Annual Equity Grant Eligibility
  • 401(k) Match with Immediate Eligibility and Vesting
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan with 15% discount
  • Healthcare Savings Account with Generous Employer Contribution
  • Flexible Savings Accounts

Health & Wellness  

  • Competitive CIGNA plans for Medical and Dental Coverage with above-market employer contributions
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Company-Paid Vision, Life & Disability Coverage
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Four Weeks Paid Time Off
  • 11 Company-paid Holidays
  • Free On-site Gym


  • Flexible Work Model
  • Employee Recognition Programs
  • Paid Time Off to Volunteer
  • Family-focused Programs (e.g., Healthy Babies Program; Reimbursement for Adoption Services, Fertility Treatments, Family Planning)
  • Discount Programs (e.g., Senior Care, Child Care, Financial Services, Legal Services, Pet Insurance)