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Cognition Therapeutics is built on the tenets of open collaboration, scientific rigor and an unrelenting desire to find solutions to some of medicine’s most challenging diseases: Alzheimer’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, Parkinson’s disease and other disorders of the central nervous system.  If you are interested in joining this dynamic team, we invite you to review the following open positions. If you believe you meet the criteria for the following positions, we encourage you to apply via our LinkedIn jobs portal.

Cognition Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer.  Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Open Positions

Position Summary:
This position will serve as the medical lead for Cognition Therapeutics’ CNS programs and will be accountable for deliverables of the assigned program(s), supporting resourcing, budget and timelines of these programs. This role serves as scientific and medical lead for the clinical team(s), working closely with clinical operations and reporting to the chief medical officer (CMO). The position requires expertise in clinical development, understanding of the particular challenges of neurodegenerative disorders, and outstanding clinical and scientific knowledge applicable to clinical research. In addition, they will possess the highest personal and ethical standards and will serve as a clinical role model for the team.
 

In conjunction with the CMO, this position will be responsible for the design and execution of proof-of-concept through registration-enabling studies, as well as supporting specialty physiology studies. The medical director will represent Cognition Therapeutics and build relationships with study sites, development partners and the medical/scientific community.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Serve as medical expert and leader in interactions with external stakeholders (e.g., regulatory authorities, key opinion leaders, advisory boards), internal stakeholders (e.g., R&D), and internal decision boards (senior management and board of directors).
  • Develop unique and innovative clinical strategies to improve clinical development through faster studies and/or novel outcome measures.
  • Design, draft and/or support Phase 2/3 clinical programs.
  • Partner with clinical operations to support all aspects of clinical trials including study concept, protocol development, site identification, investigator meetings, medical monitoring, safety, data review and interpretation.
  • Work with the R&D team to provide insight on next generation pipeline compounds.
  • Lead the drug safety program, focusing on events, reporting and surveillance of patients in clinical studies.
  • Plan and execute publication and clinical communication strategy in coordination with Cognition’s communications, R&D and IR/PR teams.
  • Provide input to key external medical/scientific meeting presentations; draft papers for journal publication.
  • In conjunction with quality and regulatory teams, ensure the quality of all clinical documents (e.g., investigators’ brochure, protocol, study report, clinical components of regulatory submissions, safety related documents).
  • Work with regulatory teams to lend clinical expertise to responses to regulatory agency questions and regulatory submission documents
Skills:
  • Ability to work with multi-functional and multi-disciplinary teams; interface with junior and senior team members.
  • Ability to interact skillfully with investigators, site coordinators, collaborators, CROs, foundations and institutes, other biotech/pharma companies, granting agencies, partners and regulatory agencies.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills.
Education:
  • An advanced degree in medicine (i.e., M.D. or D.O. or equivalent) with experience in CNS related disorders and a minimum of 5 years of industry experience; however, a candidate with a strong academic background and less experience may be considered.
Location & Travel:
  • The medical director must be able to work from the Purchase, NY offices and be willing to travel to clinical study sites and national and international relevant medical and scientific meetings.
Position Summary:
This position will serve as the program manager for Cognition Therapeutics’ development programs and will be accountable for deliverables of the assigned program(s), supporting strategy, alliances, collaborations and communications relating to specific projects. Reporting to the executive director, R&D operations, this position will work in close coordination with the medical lead, project manager, scientists, clinical operations and regulatory affairs to execute the drug development strategy, communicate the strategy and assure internal alignment for specific Cognition programs. The position requires broad knowledge of non-clinical and clinical drug development, project management expertise and a scientific/medical background.
 
Major Responsibilities:
This position will first focus on Cognition’s candidate, CT1812, for Alzheimer’s disease and dementia; however, the program manager will be responsible for maintaining knowledge and expertise in all Cognition programs in neurodegeneration as well as assisting internal operations and coordination of activities with CROs vendors and collaborators.
  • Work with the project team to establish project plans and budgets to track cross functional activities; coordinate program team activities to ensure cross-functional alignment
  • Work closely with Finance for accurate forecasting
  • Communicate program vision, motivate team, identify opportunities and weaknesses
  • Understanding and expertise of therapeutic development process
  • Project management competency, including proficiency with MS Project or comparable software
  • Ability to work with and motivate multi-functional and multi-disciplinary teams; interface with junior and senior team members
  • Strong writing and presentation skills
  • Ability to communicate detailed and big-picture concepts among senior management, employees and consultants
Education & Experience:
  • Masters or PhD in life sciences, chemistry or pharma-related degree
  • Specific expertise in non-clinical toxicology, CMC or bioanalytics a plus
Position Summary:

The Research Scientist will be a key contributor to a scientific research team discovering drugs to treat diseases of aging. This individual will work from our offices in Pittsburgh, where their time will be shared between work in the laboratory and office. Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment is important.

Major Responsibilities:

This position will have responsibilities leading research studies internally and externally. Internally, this position will be involved in assessing the efficacy and mechanism of action of lead candidates, and assessing proof of concept (PoC). The research scientist will be expected to be capable of independently designing and executing in vitro cell-based studies, analyzing and interpreting data and will be expected to routinely present results to the research team to inform research & development decisions. Research scientist may also be involved in overseeing biomarker studies externally and performing biomarker and proteomics or RNAseq analyses. Externally, they will be responsible for the scientific study design and ensuring high-quality execution of work done externally. They will manage relationships with external vendors such as CROs as well as collaborations with academic and research organizations.

Education & Experience:
  • Ph.D. in a relevant field (neuroscience, ocular disease, biology, pharmacology) or equivalent with 0-3 years of research experience (preferably in a biotech or pharmaceutical setting). A Masters in a relevant biological science with 5+ years of experience, or Bachelor’s in a relevant biological science with 5+ years of experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company will also be considered.
  • Evidence of scientific accomplishments in the form of publications and presentations preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with cell-based assays, microscopy and/or high content imaging, and standard molecular biology techniques preferred
  • Experience with biomarkers, proteomics, RNAseq, and bioinformatics a plus
  • Experience running in vivo efficacy studies is recommended
  • Experience generating high-quality data in a time-sensitive environment
  • Experience with neurological and/or ocular disorders preferred
  • Experience with lead identification/optimization using a combination of molecular, cellular and >in vitro/in vivo techniques a plus
Other Skills & Abilities:
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; possessing the ability to describe research clearly and concisely to a cross-disciplinary audience
  • Self-motivated and effective at managing multiple projects in parallel.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail are required
  • Intellectually curious, continuously driven to develop and improve scientific understanding and methodology
Relocation support may be considered
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