Associate Director Biomarkers, Translational Science

10018, New York City
Nov 10, 2021
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Associate Director-Biomarkers, Translational Science

Cohen Veterans Bioscience (CVB) is looking for an Associate Director with biomarker experience in the context of neuroscience to contribute to the Translational Science team. The position will be located in the Manhattan, NY or Cambridge, MA, office. The associate director will play a critical role in realizing our mission to accelerate the discovery and development of new diagnostic biomarkers for brain diseases.

Candidates with expertise in biomarker identification, validation, and utilization are encouraged to apply. This position will have a strong focus on the translational use of biomarkers to advance our understanding of complex neurological and neuropyschiatric disorders. While the primary focus will be on biomarker-related efforts, the candidate will also be involved in integrating biomarkers and translational research tools and accelerating therapeutic development of CNS drug targets.

The successful candidate will be able to ensure that deliverables are successfully executed in accordance with biomarker-based projects and disease area objectives while adhering to budget guidelines. This includes tracking progress for internal and outsourced activities required to advance biomarker and drug discovery projects. The ideal candidate has a strong scientific background and is a team player with excellent organizational, communication, and inter-personal skills.

Current authorization to work in the U.S. is required and sponsorship is not available


  • Develop and manage project strategy according to agreed-upon deliverables and timelines.
  • Interact with multiple cross functional teams (both internal and external) to successfully direct projects.
  • Maintain and advance scientific knowledge related to the field of biomarkers for neurological disorders.
  • Track project activities, ensure milestones are achieved, programs successfully completed.
  • Manage contracts to ensure scientific projects advance overarching goals of CVB.
  • Negotiate with stakeholders to obtain resources necessary for successful project execution.
  • Project planning including resourcing, scheduling, and providing scientific direction.


  • Ph.D. in neuroscience with biomarker experience or related scientific field.
  • 2-5 years of post-doctoral research or equivalent experience.
  • Scientific knowledge of biomarkers.
  • Analytical and critical thinking skills in the context of complex scientific projects.
  • Ability to present key messages/concepts based on integrated scientific approaches.
  • Familiarity with RStudio / Prism / programming language for statistical computing is a plus.
  • Familiarity with the drug development process is an advantage.
  • Must have excellent written and verbal communication in English
  • Must be self-directed and able to work independently.
  • Must be able to travel approximately 20% of the time, including overnight

About CVB

Cohen Veterans Bioscience is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) biomedical research and technology organization dedicated to advancing brain health by fast-tracking precision diagnostics and tailored therapeutics.

CVB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.