Become An Ovidian
Ovid Therapeutics is a culture of motion. Motion toward breakthrough and curiosity, motion that ignites an urgency to improve the lives of patients, families and caregivers, motion that develops the individual and propels us towards success.
Ovid Therapeutics is based in the heart of New York City with a satellite office in Cambridge, MA. We are in a growing life science ecosystem, which equips us with the resources and capabilities to better serve our patient communities. Ovid Therapeutics channels these cities’ vibrant energy, diverse people and entrepreneurial drive to advance with imagination, discipline and deep industry experience.
We courageously take on the innate challenges and opportunities of drug development for rare neurological disorders with responsibility, agility and passion.
What it means to be an Ovidian...
“I get up in the morning in order to make a difference for people, and especially to make a difference in people living with serious illness; that’s what drives me and why I love working in the biotech industry. My passion is for helping people reach their goals and be all that they can be.”
– Amit Rakhit,
Chief Medical & Portfolio Officer
“I have a passion to be the best I can be while making others around me successful. I love a team environment and the feeling we are making an impact. Do what you love and it is never considered work.”
– Tim Daly,
Vice President, Finance and Corporate Controller
Ovid’s Commitment to its Employees
Together, we will build a community that:
- Sees each employee as a business partner
- Is innovative and thought provoking
- Provides challenge
- Is constructed on collaboration
- Encourages transparency
- Builds value and depth
- And revels in fun and laughter
Curious & Imaginative.
WE ARE BOLD.
Become an Ovidian
Ovid Therapeutics Inc. is a New York-based, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to transforming the lives of patients with rare and orphan disorders of the brain.
While building upon our exceptional team, we aim to become a leading neurology company with multiple products and a rich pipeline, coupled with compelling research and development. Ovid Therapeutics was selected by BioSpace as one of the Top 20 Start-Ups to watch in the biotech sector. In May 2017, the company completed a successful initial public offering, raising $75 million to further advance the pipeline and business development activities.
Ovid Therapeutics is committed to providing equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees. Every Ovidian has the right to work in an atmosphere which encourages mutual respect, free from improper discrimination and harassment of any kind. Therefore, our employment decisions are based on business need, job requirements and individual qualifications and abilities. Ovid Therapeutics does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, family or parental status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
For Ovid Therapeutics, this statement is more than equal opportunity it is about being BOLD. BOLD is a place where:
- who you are transcends what you are,
- varied beliefs and backgrounds makes for richer discussion, and
- diverse experience & thinking leads to innovative insights.
Join us and be BOLD!
ROLE – Toxicologist/Pharmacologist (Associate Director/Director Level)
Ovid is seeking a senior toxicologist for a critical role in nonclinical safety evaluation supporting a number of ongoing clinical and preclinical development programs. This individual will provide scientific leadership in nonclinical safety assessment, helping to build internal capabilities and support of all phases of the drug development process, from research through market application and commercialization.
- Provide nonclinical safety assessment expertise to assigned project teams
- Nonclinical contract laboratory site identification and qualification
- Nonclinical study budget development and study placement
- Ensure regulatory compliance and maintain training/certifications
- Potential to supervise others
- Responsible for nonclinical GLP and non-GLP study design/protocol development, contract research laboratory (CRO) study director interactions/monitoring, study result interpretation, report review and finalization, and supporting preparation of integrated nonclinical summaries for regulatory submissions
- Analyze, interpret and communicate nonclinical and clinical data
- Design nonclinical safety testing program (including safety pharmacology, secondary pharmacology and toxicology testing) for assigned programs
- Work closely with Clinical Development, Drug Safety and Clinical Pharmacology colleagues to develop integrated safety programs as well as clinical trial designs
- Assess mechanism(s) of toxicity to determine clinical relevance and develop risk mitigation strategies
- Participate in regulatory authority meetings
- Work with internal and external collaborators and partners
- Work closely with Project Managers and other team members to assure timely deliverables
- Foster productive cross-functional collaborations with teams across the organization including Regulatory, Quality, Business Development, Research, Drug Safety, CMC, Commercial and Medical Science
EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
- Strong commitment to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients
- Successful candidates will have a MS or Ph.D. in pharmacology or toxicology
- Relevant biopharmaceutical industry experience required
- MS—7 to 10 years
- PhD—3-5 years
- Relevant biopharmaceutical industry experience required
- Strong scientific writing and presentation capabilities
- Experience in drafting regulatory dossiers (eCTD)
- Experience supporting clinical drug development teams
- DABT preferred
- Understanding of GLP’s and electronic submission requirements
- Knowledge of pharmacokinetics
- Experience with statistical principles, data analysis and graphical data representation
- This role requires approximately 20-30% travel
POSITION Ovid: Regional Medical Scientific Director (RMSD), Associate Director/Director
The RMSD role requires an ability to translate complex scientific information and data into high-quality medical discussions The RMSD will establish and build peer to peer relationships with Therapeutic Area Experts, patient advocacy leadership and other scientific/medical experts (TAEs). The RMSD will be responsible for providing approved medical content on Ovid’s therapeutic areas of interest in rare neurodevelopmental disorders and rare epilepsies. The RMSD has the opportunity to enhance medical understanding via two-way discussions, support clinical development programs, enable collaborations between TAEs s) and key internal stakeholders. The RMSD will identify, collect and communicate key customer insights to internal teams.
Key activities and responsibilities include: Exchanging medical and scientific data with key TAE’s. Deliver scientific presentations and develop medical education initiatives to meet the needs of internal and external medical stakeholders. Identify gaps in medical knowledge of rare neurological developmental disorders and rare epilepsies and support the development of publication and educational efforts with TAEs to meet these needs. Support clinical trial activities by interacting with investigators, assisting in site identification and feasibility. Participate in reviews of investigator-initiated proposals. Respond to unsolicited requests for information from physicians in accordance with local laws, regulations, codes and Ovid’s SOPs. Participate in cross-functional teams, providing medical support and input as needed. This role will be an approximate 40/60% split between in-house and field medical responsibilities.
- Provide truthful, accurate and scientifically supported information in response to direct unsolicited medical requests from TAEs in a compliant manner
- Provide therapeutic area/product expertise for other Medical Science and/or clinical development activities to include formulary presentations, speaker training, organized customer projects/collaborations, scientific congress participation, investigator interactions, etc.
- Identify gaps and implement publication and education strategies for designated customers
- Keep current of medical and scientific developments in the designated therapeutic area by continuously reviewing literature in the field, monitoring competitor activities, networking with experts and attending assigned conferences.
- Maintain effective communication and collaboration among internal stakeholders
- Ensure compliance with all internal/external SOPs/Rules/Regulations.
- Serve as a conduit and resource for customer insights pertaining to disease areas Ovid’s area therapeutic interests.
- Serve as conduit and medical resource to therapeutic area investigators and researchers, as appropriate.
- Contribute to the medical planning for brand/asset team projects and activities, and work with medical leadership to develop and implement the RMSD medical plan for Ovid’s area of therapeutic interests.
- Engage in scientific discussions both in the field and in-house teams to facilitate ongoing information/clinical data sharing such as new data, competitive information, insights learned from customer
- Execute conference strategy, including staffing of scientific booths at major conferences and regional clinical meetings
- Support planning and execution of advisory boards
- Facilitate the development of investigator-initiated studies, and publications and field activities associated with both lifecycle management and pipeline
- This position requires approximately 60% travel (US and EU)
- Advanced scientific degree (MD, PhD, PharmD, NP) or equivalent experience.
- Minimum of 2 year’s experience in the pharmaceutical industry or other healthcare environment required
- Previous experience in the field of Neuroscience or rare disease preferred
- Previous experience in a field based RMSD role preferred
- Thorough understanding of FDA, OIG, HIPAA and other ethical guidelines, laws, and regulations relevant to the pharmaceutical industry.
- Solid interpersonal communication and presentation skills
- Ability to network and partner with key customers, including thought leaders and medical directors
- Must be a strong team player and effectively collaborate with internal departments
- Working knowledge of MS Office suite and associated hardware required
- Candidate must have a valid driver’s license
- Travel requirements: 60%
Ovid seeks a Clinical Scientist to leverage both strategic and scientific insights to provide support for many clinical activities, building clinical expertise in neurology and rare disease of the brain (currently rare epilepsies, Angelman and Fragile X Syndrome).
- Develop partnerships cross functionally, and with our external Partners; collaborate with others to write protocols and present data in a concise, consistent, and compelling manner.
- Contribute to the creation and maintenance of clinical development plans ultimately leading to critical decision points for our key trials.
- Report to the Program Leader/MD, and collaborate with clinical monitors, clinical operations, program management, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, etc.
- Leverage his/her comprehensive understanding of the drug development process in early and later stage development (currently programs in early stage – Phase I and II).
- Contribute to the clinical strategy and creation of the clinical development plans.
- Work as part of an integrated team.
- Provide support to advisory boards, consultant meetings and investigator meetings (including preparation and delivery of presentations).
- Collaborate with the clinical development team on the review, analysis, and interpretation of data.
- This is typically a role best suited for a PhD or PharmD, or equivalent with clinical research experience and a strong knowledge of drug development.
- 5-7 years of technical operational experience in planning, executing, reporting and publishing clinical studies.
- Possess a strong scientific background with industry clinical research experience. Work closely with regulatory affairs.
- Possess strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.
- Hold a record of partnering closely with medical monitors, clinical operations, and clinical investigators.