Become An Ovidian

Ovid 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 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 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

“My boldness comes from challenging team members to envision how they would develop medicine from the perspective of never having done it before.”

– Joe Callender,
Associate Director, Project Management

Ovidians embrace the balance of...

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

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Joyful.

Groundbreaking.

Curious & Imaginative.

Collaborators.

Diverse.

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 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 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, 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!

 

The Procurement Analyst is a key operational role in the Procure to Pay process.  This new functional role liaises with internal stakeholders and company suppliers to ensure adherence to approval and procurement policies.  The position works closely to associates to quantify the value of services rendered or goods received.  The Procurement Analyst will be a change agent by helping associates embrace best-in-class contracting and sourcing approaches.  To that end, he/she collaborates with the legal team and other functions in the Procure to Pay cycle, in educating employees on what is needed to engage and pay suppliers.

 

Accountabilities & Responsibilities:

  1. Create transparency into third party financial commitments and leverage such information in the financial accrual process.
  2. Shepard Procure to Pay workflow activities to minimize approval disruption.
  3. Operationalize best-in-class procurement and sourcing activities at the appropriate time for the Company.
  4. Analyze operating expenses with a mindset for sourcing cost savings opportunities.
  5. Establish and manage purchase orders for relevant expenditures.
  6. Integrate relevant data elements from Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) process into Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).
  7. Supports category-specific spend analysis (e.g. IT, Professional Services, Site Services).
  8. Guide associates on how to conduct effective RFx processes which facilitate a fact-based supplier selection.
  9. Aid with procurement projects (e.g. supplier diversity, vendor performance) that will lay down the foundation for a mature sourcing function.
  10. Other duties as assigned.

 

Competencies:

Managing Work:  Develop plans to accomplish on-going work objectives; monitor status.  Manage a variety of responsibilities at the same time. Take responsibility for decisions, actions, and results.

Communicating:  Communicating effectively with people at all levels in the organization; Communicating clearly and candidly; avoid vagueness, ambiguity, and mixed messages. Gather and give specific and relevant information to manager and others in a timely manner so that we can work together more effectively. Getting cooperation and action from people at varying levels or in different groups. Contribute to a positive work environment; energize others.

Learning & Adapting:  Evaluate experiences and learn from them; communicate insights so others can benefit.  Think of creative ideas and innovative solutions.  Adapt approach to be appropriate for each situation.  Remain productive during periods of ambiguity, uncertainty, and change.  Demonstrate a willingness to take on new challenges, responsibilities, and assignments.  Seek and accept feedback for self-improvement without becoming defensive.  Take the initiative as challenges, responsibilities, assignments and opportunities arise; be action oriented.

Maximizing Resources:  Work collaboratively with people in your team and in other parts of the organization.  Support others when needed.  Involve others in identifying problems, opportunities, and developing solutions.  Seek expertise, advice, and perspectives from a variety of sources both within and outside of the organization.  Work effectively with people who have diverse ideas, perspectives, and values.

Quality & Customer Focus:  Continuously look for ways to simplify and improve work processes to achieve better results.  For internal and external customers: determine their real needs by asking the right questions, listening, and confirming before setting priorities or acting; follow through on commitments and seek their input for continuous performance improvement.

 

Required:

  • BS in Accounting, Operations Management (or similar field)
  • 1-3 years of experience in procurement operations, supplier management, contract management and/or procure-to-payment cycle
  • Excellent command of MS Excel and good working knowledge of MS Outlook, Word and PowerPoint
  • Exceptional communication skills with ability to tailor messaging to various levels of audience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Detailed-oriented mindset and strong sense of urgency

Preferred:

  • Experience with Oracle NetSuite
  • Familiarity with flowcharting tools like MS Visio, Lucidchart
  • Experience in RFQ/RFI/RFP and competitive bid processes
  • Exposure to formulating key metrics and dashboard reporting

 

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POSITION

The Director, Biostatistics will provide guidance and accountability for all statistical aspects of clinical studies and submissions, including quality, relevance and scientific validity to the regulatory & clinical organizations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide statistical leadership to program teams.
  • Collaborate with clinical and regulatory teams to design strategic approach, draft clinical development plans (CDP) and individual protocols.
  • Lead statistical analyses, preparation of the statistical methods and results sections for clinical study reports (CSR), and production of overall summaries.
  • Review and approve key results and statistical conclusions.
  • Provide guidance to the clinical and regulatory teams regarding conclusions and inferences from the data package.
  • Serve as representative at regulatory and other external meetings.
  • Maintain awareness of industry standards, regulatory requirements, departmental guidelines, and SOP’s. Update procedures and practices as needed to remain in compliance with external industry and internal SOP standards.
  • Advocate application of statistical thinking across Ovid cross-functional decision-making. Develop collaborative and productive relationships with individuals across other functional teams.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

  • PhD in Biostatistics.
  • Minimum 5 of years of hands-on biostatistics experience with at least 3 years in the biotech industry, including interactions with regulatory bodies.
  • Experience in neuroscience or neurodevelopment a plus.
  • 1-2 years of experience developing and managing working relationships with third parties, including, CRO’s, consultant and the research community.
  • Working knowledge of data management, SAS, and regulatory submission standards.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, verbal and presentation communication skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and superior understanding of advanced statistical concepts and techniques.
  • Proven ability to innovatively apply technical principles, theories, and concepts to clinical development and the research & development lifecycle.
  • Record of accomplishment in previous submissions and interactions, with regulatory bodies and/or involvement in development of regulatory guidelines and requirements for drug development.
  • In-depth understanding of the regulatory drug submission/approval process in the US and globally.
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner.
  • Ability to travel as needed (estimated less than 10% time).

*Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals w/Disabilities*

 

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ROLE

The successful candidate will present with broad corporate experience including transactional work, general corporate housekeeping, securities including, regulatory and more. S/He will have experience in complex financing document management, SEC and FINRA filings, Board of Directors related work and general corporate matters. Strong analytical skills and the ability to draft, edit and review a wide range of legal documents are crucial for success in this position This individual will provide the Corporate Secretary’s Office with governance support utilizing advanced communication and organizational skills.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Support activities related to board and committee meeting preparation including: drafting memoranda, maintaining compliance matrices and action logs, assembling materials, managing self-assessment process, and maintaining corporate records.
  • Assist Corporate Secretary with drafting of board minutes and resolutions.
  • Coordinate and distribute for signature various corporate governance documents including: conflicts of interest questionnaires and code of ethics attestations.
  • Coordinate updating of board orientation materials on an annual basis.
  • Support and assist with shareholder-related activities including: share redistribution and reallocation processes; annual shareholders meetings; coordination with relationship management, finance and other internal departments relating to shareholder matters.
  • Coordinate minute book reviews for external auditors and regulatory bodies.
  • Maintain internal corporate governance website.
  • Maintain and assist with updating internal Corporate Secretary’s Office policies and procedures.
  • Oversee the documentation and approval process for the formation, dissolution, and qualification of legal entities.
  • Create and revise word documents – knowledge of track changes, and other advanced word skills necessary.

Knowledge & Skills:

  • Knowledge of corporate governance matters and best practices.
  • Basic understanding of governance documents such as: resolutions; written consents; minutes; bylaws; Secretary’s Certificates; agendas; and charters.
  • Self-starter, with strong individual and project management skills and experience, who can work well both independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Highly organized, able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Ability to work effectively and professionally under time deadlines and pressure.
  • Detail orientation is critical, along with extensive experience in handling a variety of responsibilities requiring a high degree of focus.
  • Previous exposure to working with senior executives and board members.
  • Demonstrated ability to discretely handle highly sensitive and confidential information.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, initiative, dependability, and a high level of motivation
  • NY notary a plus.

What You’ll Need to Succeed

  • Bachelor degree is required; and a professional certification as a paralegal is preferred
  • Minimum of six years relevant transactional or corporate paralegal experience; in-house corporate experience a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office 365 (Excel, PowerPoint, OneDrive, Outlook, SharePoint etc.).
  • Excellent organizational, planning and project management skills.
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POSITION

Reporting to the Vice President Global Clinical Operations, the Director Clinical Operations is accountable for the design and implementation of strategic, operational and people plans for the Clinical Operations organization, including long range planning to meet scalability, productivity goals and established metrics.  As we continue to grow organizationally and advance our clinical development efforts, this role represents both a strategic and operational opportunity to lead, oversee and outsource day to day study operations to support Ovid and its clinical objectives.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Co-develop and manage the Clinical Operations outsourcing strategy including RFP generation, negotiation, capabilities assessment, and selection. Obtain buy-in and promote its success.
  • Develop relationships with key stakeholders internally and externally, including collaborators, vendors, investigators to advance efforts to ensure time, cost, quality and risk mitigation is embedded to the clinical trial process.
  • Work collaboratively to agree upon processes, systems and procedures to lead Global Clinical Trial Management teams.
  • Partner with Regulatory Affairs on protocol development and ensure efficient development of core clinical trial documentation (e.g., investigator brochures, informed consent documents, case report forms, statistical analysis plans, monitoring plans, data management plans, etc.).
  • Ensure appropriate resourcing of skills, knowledge and experience are assigned to studies.
  • Ensure compliance with SOPs, GCP and regulatory requirements for all clinical trials.
  • Accountable for developing and managing the Clinical Operations budget.
  • Oversee the day-to-day performance of CROs and other vendors.
  • Drive data analysis, interpretation, and data representation for internal and external uses (e.g., presentations, abstracts, manuscripts).
  • Participate in the development and review of SOPs and Clinical Operations systems.
  • Travel as necessary (10-15%).

 

EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 10 years of clinical research experience (Master’s Degree or PhD preferred).
  • Minimum of 5+ years working in Clinical Operations. Experience in neurology or rare diseases is preferred.
  • Strong understanding of the clinical and drug development process.
  • Experience working with ICH Good Clinical Practices, Clinical Safety Data Management, clinical trials management (including protocol design, data management, site monitoring, statistical reporting, report writing), regulatory compliance and auditing.
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Associate Director/Director Communications: Medical Writing and Publications

Primary duties will encompass management of company-wide writing resource and publication activities. The Director Communications: Medical Writing and Publications prepares (researches, writes and edits) and manages the resources assigned to clinical, nonclinical, and regulatory documents according to applicable regulations. Clinical documents include protocols, Investigator’s Brochures, consent forms, annual reports, clinical study reports, regulatory briefing documents, and clinical sections of IND’s, NDA’s, and other regulatory submission documents. In addition, this role will manage and prepare (researches, writes and edits) abstracts, posters, presentations, manuscripts, and patient education materials.

Engages cross functional team to prepare publication strategy and implement plan under strict timelines

Helps position and maintain Medical Writing and Publications as a strategic partner with functions throughout the lifecycle of a project

Roles and Responsibilities – Medical Writing and Publications

  • Provides senior oversight of document preparation, quality and consistency. Ensures efficient formatting of documents; ensures a consistent style of presentation to maintain quality and ease of review across multiple documents assembled in a regulatory dossier and briefing package / book and other documents (manuscripts, abstracts etc.)
  • Develop publication strategy aligned with medical strategies and communication objectives. Revise publication plan as needed and coordinate review and approval of publication plan and tactics
  • Maintain strategic publication plan and input in PubSTRAT
  • Oversees and implements publication plan project management and maintenance of documents in PubSTRAT. Responsible for consistency, accuracy, and currency of documentation in PubSTRAT
  • Leads overall medical writing preparation, project management and aligns with cross functional working groups to facilitate efficient development and finalization of clinical, nonclinical and regulatory documents for submissions
  • Coordinates and lead discussions within cross-functional Core Communications Team and/or Joint Publication Team (alliance partner) to ensure strategic and implementation excellence
  • Leads and coordinates meetings to discuss conflicting comments on manuscripts
  • Plans and manages Medical Writing resource (FTE and/or contractor resource), which includes assignment of the appropriate level of medical writing support to the right team at the right time, in close collaboration with other development functions to ensure implementation of publication plan
  • Ensures development of publications complies with Ovid publication policy
  • Manages publications budget
  • Manages medical communications agency on deliverables, as needed

Required

  • Must be knowledgeable and able to prepare documents in ICH, CTD and CFR formats and knowledgeable of electronic submission formatting (eCTD)
  • Excellent writing skills for professional and patient education materials and able to write medical documents independently
  • Perform medical literature research and interpret medical literature independently
  • Knowledge of medicine and disease states
  • Strong familiarity with medical terminology
  • Self-starter
  • Prioritize multiple tasks and transition between activities depending upon corporate needs
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Perform all essential job functions under the constraint of tight timelines
  • Flexibility in meeting the changing demands of each project
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate and write English clearly, concisely, and effectively
  • Well-organized: ability to prioritize tasks, work simultaneously on multiple projects, and complete high-quality documents according to tight timelines
  • Working knowledge of drug / biologics development, clinical research, study design, biostatistics, the regulatory environment, and medical terminology preferred
  • Detailed knowledge of requirements for preparation of key clinical, nonclinical and regulatory documents and annual reports is a plus
  • Recent and significant experience in writing of regulatory documents such as Clinical Study Reports, Protocols, Summaries, Overviews
  • Accurate and detail-oriented
  • Aptitude for compilation, analysis, and presentation of data
  • Independently motivated with good problem-solving ability
  • Ability to work with multiple contributors to produce a final unified document
  • Enjoys a cohesive, motivated team-oriented work environment

Education

*Master of Science Degree in a life science field. NP qualification, PharmD, RPh, preferred and a minimum of 5-10 years in the pharmaceutical industry and 5 years of experience as a medical writer, or in a management position in a pharmaceutical industry environment is required.

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The Position  

The Director/Senior Director will report to the CBO/CFO to execute an investor/public relations strategy that enables the organization to cultivate meaningful relationships with targeted external audiences through communications, positioning and media coverage. He/She will help create content for internal and external communications and handle Ovid’s day to day IR/PR operations.

Responsibilities

  • Manage content development for Ovid stakeholders, investor presentations, materials for management scripts, Board of Directors and other disclosure-related documents (including Q&A for quarterly earnings calls, prep for meetings with analysts and investors and contribution to SEC documents, etc.).
  • Support CBO/CFO in day-to-day management of inquiries from investors and stock analysts, ensuring that information provided follows applicable SEC rules and regulation.
  • Manage writing of press releases, compose corporate and IR slide decks, prepare materials for external communications and analyze effectiveness of all IR/PR efforts.
  • Plan and ensure execution of key analyst and investor events and communications, including road shows, and/or analyst and investor meetings.
  • Develop timely, accurate, differentiated messages, and learn about effective strategies for communicating with the investor community.
  • Maintain database of the investor community and record all investor interactions and feedback.
  • Maintain investor relations, corporate website and social media sites to ensure that content is updated.
  • In partnership with other departments, monitor competitor and broader external environment to understand potential impact on Ovid’s business and update the senior management team.
  • Leverage social media to educate and engage audiences through innovative initiatives.
  • Drive deliverables with public relations agencies.
  • Under the direction of the CFO manage communications activities that promote, enhance, and protect the organization’s brand reputation.
  • Actively drive strong teamwork and collaboration with an enterprise-wide perspective.
  • Understand and values importance of compliance.

 Experience

  • 3+years’ experience in all phases of investor and public relations for internal and external audiences, in public companies within the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Advanced scientific degree a plus, with a preference for a PhD and/or MBA. Must enjoy exploring new scientific ideas and learning about and helping drive new and compelling ways of expressing innovation in the company.
  • Possess very strong English language, grammar and writing skills and experience across multiple communication platforms, including print, online and social media.
  • Demonstrated experience in executing a comprehensive and superior investor and public relations strategy to articulate the organization’s mission, accomplishments and goals.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills with proven ability to build, enhance and maintain relationships with senior executives, investors, analysts, and the media.
  • Extensive successful externally focused writing and editing experience with a variety of print and online communications media.
  • Exceptional oral and presentation skills.
  • Ability to grow in a role, work independently, show flexibility, and be willing to demonstrate accountability for execution of responsibilities.
  • Sparkling, compelling personality. Positive optimistic worldview and ability to consistently act and speak with utter honesty, realistically but with positive emphasis. Must take a highly ethical stance and behave with the highest standards of integrity.

 

 

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