Clinical Scientist

Walnut Creek, CA
Compensation commensurate on experience and qualifications
Oct 05, 2018
Clinical Scientist
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Neurocentria is a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company founded with the mission to discover and develop treatments for neurological diseases, including cognitive impairment and neuropsychiatric disorders.

Neurocentria's research has focused on synaptic function, the elemental unit of neuronal communication and whose dysfunction is a common factor underlying both cognitive impairment and neuropsychiatric disorder. Two decades of research at Stanford, MIT, and Tsinghua University culminated in an understanding of the biology needed to restore synaptic function.  

Based on this understanding, Neurocentria screened for and discovered a compound that can improve synaptic density, plasticity, and function.  Preclinical work showed this compound can improve cognitive function and reduce neuropsychiatric symptoms in numerous animal models of neurological disorders.  Human clinical trials began in 2012 across multiple neurological disorder indications, with promising efficacy and safety results.

Currently, Neurocentria is actively running phase 2 clinical trials for several indications, and planning phase 3 clinical trials for early Alzheimer’s Disease, using its leading drug candidate, MMFS.​

The Clinical Scientist will work closely with the Director of Scientific Operations and the Chief Scientific Officer to arrange and execute several human clinical studies and will also have the responsibility of writing reports for regulatory agencies.

If you are a talented individual who is looking for an exceptional opportunity, exposure and participation across all dimensions of a very well- positioned pharmaceutical company, we invite you to apply to this position.​​

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide Scientific Support for the setup and execution of multi-site human clinical trials in          neurological and psychological disorders

  • Protocol design and writing (current focus on later stage efficacy trials)

  • Clinical regulatory document writing including, but not limited to:  investigative brochures,          INDs, clinical study reports and regulatory correspondence

  • Responsible for maintaining an understanding of current regulatory requirements and                  current scientific, technology, and professional information in the field related to our clinical trial indications

  • Provide scientific support to sites and Clin Ops Team - screening and outcome measure              training, database review of data quality and queries

  • Participate in Clinical Trial Data analysis - compiling, formatting, reviewing, interpreting, and       reporting

  • Other roles as may be relevant to support the Company’s strategy​

Required Skills and Background

  • PhD in Biomedical Field, preferably in Neuroscience or Clinical Psychology 

  • 2+ years of pharmaceutical industry experience (preferred)

  • Human Clinical Trial experience in Neurology - specifically neurodegenerative disease such as Alzheimer's Disease 

  • Familiar with cognitive and neuropsychiatric assessments and questionnaires Clinical Trial        statistical principles and data analysis

  • Familiar with SPSS or similar statistical package program for analyzing human clinical trial data preferred

  • Experience writing regulatory documents such as IND

  • Experience with GCP and clinical SOPs preferred

Education:  Doctorate (Required)

Work Authorization:  United States (Required)