Based on the East Coast

 At atai Life Sciences, you will be a pioneer in the study of psychedelic and other novel treatments for mental health conditions with high unmet needs.

  • You will also be a pioneer in the combination of pharmacologic treatments with psychotherapy and digital therapeutics in conditions such as PTSD, major depression, and substance use disorders.
  • You will join an experienced team based on 3 continents who apply state-of-the-art methods to clinical drug development in mental health indications.


Build Clinical Development Infrastructure

  • You will assist in the identification, qualification and contracting with preferred provider vendors of scientific communications services to support congress presentations and publications in the scientific literature.
  • You will be responsible for the creation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and the design and implementation of systems and processes across atai companies in your area of expertise.

Deliver on R&D Objectives

  • You support Global Project Teams by reviewing scientific literature and consulting with external experts to inform decisions about the development of potential new treatments in the atai portfolio. 
  • You will lead the effort to identify, develop and cultivate clinical sites that can study schedule 1 drugs in key countries where atai conducts clinical trials.
  • You will provide strategic and technical expertise to ensure that clinical development plans and individual trials are feasible, efficient and properly executed to meet scientific and regulatory goals.  
  • You will collaborate with key internal and portfolio company stakeholders including Medical,  Program Management, Regulatory Affairs, Legal, and Finance departments
  • You will author select clinical documents (directly or through vendors) such as: investigator brochures, clinical study protocols, informed consent forms, clinical study reports, briefing documents and management presentations.
  • You will contribute to due diligence in the evaluation of business development opportunities


  • You’ve worked 15 years in positions of leadership in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • At least some of that experience must be in psychiatric drug development.
  • You have experience in the design and conduct of early- and mid-stage Neuroscience drug development
  • You have a proven track record of effective clinical support for regulatory submissions (e.g., IND, NDA, MAA, PIP)
  • You have a strong track record as a leader in your function
  • You are empathetic with an outstanding ability to work in multi-cultural and diverse environments
  • You thrive in a challenging, fast-paced environment that require resourcefulness, innovativeness and clear thinking to adapt to new situations as they arise
  • You proactively seek out collaboration with other team members and are willing to develop, coach and motivate junior members of the team including some not under your direct responsibility

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