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Working in New Haven

Out with the old, in with the new: New Haven

We’re building a world-class research and development center in New Haven, CT, which offers unique benefits for Arvinas and for our employees. New Haven is emerging as a thriving biotech hub - 40 to 50 new biotech ventures have emerged in the area in the past 10 years alone. We’re growing and the world is recognizing the incredible benefits of biotech in New Haven.

According to Yale’s Office of Cooperative Research, New Haven startups based on Yale intellectual property have raised more than $1 billion in venture capital funding and $11 billion in public markets in 2018.

Not only does New Haven offer a rich environment for research and biotech innovation, it also affords residents rich arts and culture, desirable quality of life, and easy access to other major Northeast cities. And did we mention the affordability and lack of traffic headaches associated with other major biotech hubs?

What do we like about New Haven?

We asked our employees about some of their favorites and here’s what they had to say.

Best Pizza Joint

In New Haven, pizza's a big deal. You know, the kind you order for takeout, but have to start eating before you get home?

Modern Apizza
Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana
Sally's Apizza

New Haven Hot Spots

Hey, we made the list.

Peabody Museum
East Rock
Wooster Square
The Food Truck Scene

Favorite Coffee Shops

We don’t always drink coffee, but when we do…

Fussy Coffee
Blue State
Willoughby's Coffee & Tea

Arvinas enables individuals to strive and progress, while promoting a team-based effort - drug discovery is a long road and we are all in this together.

Miklos Bekes, Research Investigator

I LOVE New Haven. I've been here since 2006 while doing my Ph.D. at Yale. We never thought New Haven was going to become our home, but it definitely has. You meet the most incredible people here. It's so diverse in part because of Yale and in part because of organizations like IRIS, the refugee resettlement group.

Katie Smith, Research Investigator

Did you know?

  • New Haven was the first planned city in the United States.
  • The comic book strip Doonsbury was started when satirist Garry Trudeau was a student at Yale.
  • Bridgeport’s Frisbie baking company sold pies, and it wasn’t long before Yale college students finished the pies and discovered the upward mobility of the metal discs they came in. Hence the "Frisbee" was born in New Haven.
  • America’s very first public tree planting program was in New Haven - no wonder it’s nicknamed the “Elm City.”
  • New Haven opened the country’s first public library in 1656.
  • The ERECTOR Set, was invented in New Haven. The toy hit stores in 1913 and was a cherished gift for generations.