Project Manager, Drug Discovery Center, 2 year contract position, with potential for extension

Employer: COMPASS Pathways
Date Posted: Feb 24, 2021
Employment: Full Time
Focus / Industry:
New York, New York, USA
London, England, United Kingdom
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The Project Manager, Drug Discovery Center (DDC) will be responsible for ensuring the efficient and timely delivery of drug discovery programmes conducted within the remit of the DDC.

The role will involve extensive interaction between COMPASS team members, DDC collaborators and other external parties.

Roles and responsibilities

Main responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Management of the daily operations of DDC discovery projects, communicating progress and issues with team members
  • Project management activities (eg GANTT charts, budgets) to enable internal team to monitor project progress and timely delivery of milestones
  • Coordination with COMPASS team members and DDC collaborators to support project logistics and establish data archiving processes
  • Close communication with scientists to adapt project plans according to latest scientific knowledge and team strategy
  • Point of contact for all external partners


  • Postgraduate degree in pharmacology or neuroscience, or closely-related life sciences discipline
  • Previous experience of small molecule drug discovery processes, ideally within the context of CNS indications
  • Track record of delivery of drug discovery milestones
  • Good relationship management skills, ideally with experience of remote management of multiple stakeholders
  • Strong project management skills, ideally in the context of Pharma/Biotech
  • Ability to multitask and work collaboratively across multidisciplinary teams
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Reports to:

Vice President, Preclinical Research

How to apply

If interested, please send your CV and statement of interest to Note that we are not able to sponsor employment visas at this time.

Equal opportunities

US applicants

COMPASS Pathways is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements, and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, and related medical conditions), ethnicity, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, military service, genetic information, familial or marital status, or any other status, category, or characteristic protected by applicable law.

UK applicants

We are proud of our commitment to diversity and equality (pursuant to the Equality Act 2010). We do not discriminate based upon race, religion or belief, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, pregnancy or maternity, marital or civil partner status, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, age or disability.

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Last updated: Feb 24, 2021