We’re here to change the currents of disease.
Our goal is to help patients with cancer lead better, longer lives. Our team is made up of the experts to help realize it.

We are named after the Kura River, located in the Greater Caucasus Mountains. Similar to the flow of a river, drug development is a journey — one that requires momentum, dedication and a unified group working together.

This is who we are at Kura Oncology.

A new era of targeted oncology is emerging, offering the chance to bring precision medicines to patients with cancer who face severely limited treatment options.

At Kura, this is why we are constantly embracing new ideas and innovations, and why we push ourselves to challenge the status quo. Otherwise, how will we change the lives of our patients and their families?


We work as one for patients.

We work together for a common good. Our team shares a deep commitment to patients, and we believe that, together, we can make a positive impact.

We are goal-focused and deliver with excellence.

We turn our ideas into action — continuously measuring our results against our initial objectives. Sharing and learning is a critical part of our daily lives, and we constantly seek opportunities to always be better.

We are science-driven courageous innovators.

Data is what impacts our future, even if that means making the tough decisions. We do things the right way — not the easy way — since our bold science will lead us through.

We strive to bring out the best in each other and ourselves.

We take time to celebrate our successes, leading with trust, transparency and respect. Collaboration is how we will realize our mission, and we empower each other to make sure we can get there.


We strive to create a strong culture that provides opportunities for growth and professional development. Our team realizes that a cohesive, positive working environment will only help strengthen the important work we do every day of developing precision therapeutics.

Across our Boston and San Diego offices, life at Kura is as dynamic and unique as the individuals who make up our team. Hear from our employees about what life at Kura is like.


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Boston, MA

When it comes to our culture, we live it, we reward it and it sustains the integrity of our mission. Meet a few of our team members and learn what drives their work here at Kura.

Maureen Clancy
Clinical Development

I love that we have a clear purpose with a precision medicine approach in oncology and we are a small enough company to be able to shape our culture through our continued growth. Our empathetic, generous and patient-focused people are what differentiate us.

Christine Detrick
Corporate Administration

I love the Kura culture because everyone demonstrates passion and commitment to the company and our causes. From my experience, a company’s culture is a direct result of a trickle-down effect from the most senior management. I believe we have an amazing senior leadership team who empowers and supports our whole company and provides outstanding leadership.

Candice Antonelli

Our mission, fantastic colleagues and our novel programs are why I’m excited to be part of #TeamKura! We have the chance to become a leading biotech company, through the potential of the first FTI in oncology and the first menin inhibitor in hematology; all of which are areas of high unmet need for patients.

Shivani Malik
Translational Research

Everyone I have interacted with at Kura is passionate about delivering the promise of precision medicine for patients, and the enthusiasm really rubs off on you. While at Kura we work hard, we also know how to have fun! I love the social events and thoughtful gifts the company thinks of throughout the year.

Kelly Kennerly
Human Resources

At Kura we get to work on developing drugs that give parents, children, grandparents, friends and loved ones more time together. Having a hand in patients living better, longer lives AND working with this team of intelligent, supportive, fun, friendly and driven colleagues; I can’t think of a better place to be!

At Kura, we have grown and transformed over the last several years, on a path toward our goal of becoming an industry leader. Supporting this evolution is our shared mission as an organization to help patients with cancer lead better, longer lives. Our success requires a dynamic team and culture our employees are energized by a collective purpose to make a difference in the lives of people impacted by cancer. We proudly say ‘Kura Together’ as our team members come from diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, to make up a community of science-driven individuals inspired by innovation, big ideas and execution.

Troy Wilson, Ph.D., J.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer


At Kura, we recognize that our company mission of bringing life-saving precision therapies to patients with cancer is predicated on the psychological safety, authenticity and collaboration of our employees. This is why our entire team lives by our Diversity and Inclusion Mission: to cultivate a diverse and talented professional culture driven to develop therapies and solutions that are as unique as all of us.

Living this mission extends outside the walls of the Kura office. We are closely connected with our broader communities, and we participate in a wide-ranging number of different volunteering activities and organizations to advance our mission.



Health & Wellness

  • Medical, Dental, Vision and Supplemental Medical Insurance (with substantial employer match)
  • Health Savings Account (with substantial employer contribution)
  • Paid Maternity/Paternity Leave
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • PTO Accrual Starts at 20 Days per Year
  • 18 Holidays (including Winter Break & Summer Break)
  • Lifestyle Stipend

Financial Success

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP)
  • 401(k) Plan (with generous employer contribution)
  • Group Life/AD&D
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Tuition Reimbursement

Competitive Compensation Package

  • Stock Options and Restricted Stock Units (RSUs)
  • Bonus Opportunities

Additional Benefits/Perks

  • Peer Recognition Program
  • In-Office Catered Lunches
  • Home Office Set-Up & Annual Stipend
  • Commuter Stipend (Boston office)
  • Employee Referral Program
  • Pet Insurance




We’re always looking for new members to join us on our drug development journey. Browse our open positions, and apply for one today.

We do not accept unsolicited resumes from recruiters and will not pay a fee for any unsolicited resumes.