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Associate Director, Clinical Lead Neuropsychiatry - Remote Opportunity

Requisition ID:  1432

Boston, Massachusetts, US

Date:  Feb 28, 2021

Do you want to join a team where the mission is meaningful, the challenges are complex, and you can directly see the results of your hard work? At Lundbeck, we are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best. Inspired and driven by our purpose, we are the only global biopharmaceutical company focused solely on brain diseases. As Lundbeck’s North American hub for early-stage drug discovery, the Lundbeck La Jolla Research Center positions our company to deliver transformative treatments for brain disease. Join us on our journey of discovery!


This is a remote position, ideally based in the East Coast or Midwest



This position describes the principal clinical person on a project at pre-clinical or early clinical development stages.  The projects are likely to combine neurology and psychiatry indications and the key task will be to understand what biology can be targeted by the molecule under development, how this biology can be explored in the clinic and how results of this exploration can lead to an indication selection and to structuring a clinical development program for this indication. The projects will be multi-faceted, and this individual will lead a matrix team.



  • Responsible for taking a molecule from the pre-clinical phase to the clinical phase of development
  • Collaborate with research, experimental medicine and other functions to develop a clinical plan for characterization of safety, tolerability and pharmacological action for a new molecule
  • Responsible for designing clinical studies that allow implementation of this clinical development plan and carries overall responsibility for delivering these studies
  • Able to analyze data from clinical studies and to make Go/No Go decisions for explored indications and/or symptoms 
  • Leads an early phase multi-disciplined clinical project/study team
  • Contributes to the creation of all required clinical documents, including protocol synopses, clinical study reports, investigator brochures, clinical portions of regulatory documents, such as annual reports, initial clinical research applications, briefing books for regulatory meetings and submission packages. 
  • Provides medical monitoring for clinical trials or supervises an external medical monitor if medical monitoring services are outsourced
  • Able to maintain an open, flexible approach to decision making based both on rigorous scientific analyses and Lundbeck business needs 



  • Accredited MD (Medical Physician) or accredited PhD with prior clinical/clinical research experience within neurology or psychiatry
  • 2+ years of experience in clinical research within an academic or pharmaceutical / biotech setting 
  • Ability to lead cross-functional matrix teams in a highly collaborative fashion
  • Evidence of a proactive and creative approach
  • Able to maintain an open, flexible approach to decision making based both on rigorous scientific analyses and business needs
  • Shows the flexibility to work across disease areas within psychiatry and neurology and be open to look at areas beyond their immediate specialization



  • MD (Medical Physician) 
  • Enthusiastic about learning and exploring new pharmacological and biomarker approaches
  • Pro-active, outgoing, goal-oriented, dynamic, responsible and decisive
  • Team player and able to work independently at the same time
  • Able to maintain a broad overview and keep enough level of detail



  • Willingness/Ability to travel up to 30% domestically and internationally


The range displayed is specifically for those potential hires who will work or reside in the state of Colorado, if selected for this role, and may vary based on various factors such as the candidate’s qualifications, skills, competencies and proficiency for the role. Salary Pay Range: $160,000 - $200,000 and eligibility for a 20% bonus target based on company and individual performance, and eligibility to participate in the company’s long-term incentive plan. Benefits for this position include flexible paid time off (PTO), health benefits to include Medical, Dental and Vision, and company match 401k. Additional benefits information can be found on our site.



Why Lundbeck

Lundbeck is unique from other biopharmaceutical companies in that we are 70 percent owned by a research-focused foundation. We have a deep heritage of discovery and have brought breakthrough therapies to millions of people across the globe. And we're just getting started! Our success is driven by our great people and inclusive culture, which is guided by our beliefs of being Patient-Driven, Courageous, Ambitious, Passionate & Responsible. Are you ready to make an impact, one patient at a time? 


Lundbeck offers a robust and comprehensive benefits package to help employees live well and protect their health, family, and everyday life. Information regarding our benefit offering can be found on the U.S. career site.


Lundbeck is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodations to disabled veterans and other individuals with disabilities during our employment application process. If, because of a disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, please visit the U.S. career site.


Lundbeck is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, and any other characteristic protected by law, rule, or regulation. Lundbeck participates in E-Verify.

Lundbeck is a global pharmaceutical company specialized in brain diseases. For more than 70 years, we have been at the forefront of neuroscience research. We are tirelessly dedicated to restoring brain health, so every person can be their best.
Millions of people worldwide live with brain diseases, and far too many suffer due to inadequate treatment, discrimination, a reduced number of working days, early retirement, and other unnecessary consequences. Every day, we strive for improved treatment and a better life for people living with brain diseases – we call this Progress in Mind.
Read more at www.lundbeck.com/global/about-us/progress-in-mind
Our approximately 5,800 employees in more than 50 countries are engaged in the entire value chain throughout research, development, production, marketing, and sales. Our pipeline consists of several R&D programs, and our products are available in more than 100 countries. We have research centers in Denmark and the US, and our production facilities are located in Denmark, France, and Italy. Lundbeck generated revenue of DKK 17 billion in 2019 (EUR 2.3 billion; USD 2.6 billion).

For additional information, we encourage you to visit our corporate site www.lundbeck.com, and connect with us on Twitter at @Lundbeck and via LinkedIn.