Company Lead, Discovery Assets

atai Life Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative treatments and processes to treat mental health disorders for everyone, everywhere. We operate a decentralized model whereby atai incubates, acquires, and supports individual platform companies by providing them strategic and operational functions centrally, allowing our platform companies to stay lean and agile in their clinical pursuits, whilst also being able to leverage the expertise of a highly valued global biotechnology company. atai is pursuing a world-first strategy to deploy our proprietary and acquired compounds alongside a clinically validated digital ecosystem which aims utilizes cutting edge technology, clinical protocol, human-interaction psychology, and data science to enhance the clinical efficacy and engagement of our compounds.

We are seeking a dynamic and entrepreneurial Company Lead to manage day-to-day operations at one of atai Life Science’s platform companies pursuing psychedelic drug development. As an atai subsidiary Company Lead, you are able to drive the program through key value inflection points, from discovery to clinical to proof-of-concept, while being on top of the technical aspects of drug discovery and development. You will model a great company culture, provide inspired leadership, and establish and foster a great working relationship with the teams at the platform company and atai, the Board, the leadership team, and external collaborators.


Who you are:

  • You have demonstrated the ability to help drive an asset through critical value inflection points in drug discovery and/or drug development
  • You are able to attend to multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment without losing focus of the larger goal
  • You thrive in a global, dynamic, highly complex environment. You are comfortable working with a global team across time zones, different cultures, and various local rules and regulations
  • You overcome obstacles collaboratively while respecting others’ points of view, and you empower your team to be creative and resourceful
  • You can inspire, coach and lead project teams to meet project deadlines


  • Champion of Innvyxis & EntheoGenix and responsible for driving the development of and delivering on program vision, strategy and tactical development execution of the company’s development programs
  • Drive end-to-end product development execution in accordance with the board of directors and company strategy
  • Coordinate strategy for building an IP portfolio
  • Accountable for the company’s budget and advocate for resourcing and program prioritization as needed, either with chapter leaders or escalating if needed
  • Keep a clear understanding of the CNS field and the competitive landscape and how to differentiate
  • Foster and help retain product development critical talent and nourish a positive and productive culture in the workplace by listening to team members’ opinions, supporting their development, and recognizing the team's accomplishments
  • Build trusting relations and steer communication with key parties and stakeholders, both internal and external, and act as their main point of contact 


  • 7+ years multi-disciplinary experience in the pharma/biotech industry (discovery, CMC, toxicology, pharmacology, regulatory, early clinical development)
  • Experience as a leader or co-leader (GML, Product Team Lead, General Manager) contributing to a significant milestone (e.g., IND approval)
  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree (PhD, MBA, MD, PharmD) preferred
  • Neuroscience or metabolomics experience preferred
  • This is a remote position and candidate can be based in US or EU 




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