Director of Neuroscience Research

East Coast, US

Reporting to the VP, Head of Research, Prilenia is looking for a Director, Neuroscience Research to join the scientific team. This is a multi-faceted position that will oversee our scientific collaborations (scientific/academic research collaborations, CROs) to ensure the company executes effective scientific studies and activities in support of our scientific engagements, scientific conferences, and publications.  
The ideal candidate will be part of a dynamic and growing research and science driven team supporting the development of new drugs for the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases and neurodevelopmental disorders indications in rare diseases. 
This position will provide scientific and project management support on key scientific activities and various other scientific touchpoints including regulatory, clinical and communications.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Support overall research strategy and execution of research goals

  • Develop detailed MOA studies of pridopidine via scientific collaborations (both Academia and CROs).

  • Develop new studies around life cycle management (assess therapeutic effects in new indications in the neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental space)

  • Responsible for planning, managing, writing and submitting scientific abstracts, manuscripts, publications and other presentation materials in collaboration with KOLs and scientific collaborators that support the company’s scientific communications in key journals, global conferences and meetings

  • Identify, manage and submit grant applications for scientific nonclinical and clinical projects

  • Support various scientific activities including scientific due diligence

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in neuroscience (must)

  • At least five years working in the biotech/pharma industry in the neurology space; ideally in a research/scientific role

  • Ability to critically analyze and summarize scientific data. Able to translate scientific information to a variety of different stakeholders/audiences

  • Strong project management skills, with exceptional attention to detail & history of meeting timelines

  • Outstanding writing skills including a history of peer review published manuscripts and being awarded grant applications

  • Independent with strong self-discipline and ability to thrive when given space and flexibility with minimal structure and guidance

  • Prior experience and in-depth knowledge of effective strategies in scientific communications/publications and KOL management highly desired

  • Demonstrated experience in working remotely and in a global setting

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Successful management of pharmacology studies with external CROs


  • This is a full-time remote position in the East Coast US

  • Flexible schedule with frequent calls across Israel, North America and Europe time zones

If you wish to apply for this position, please email your CV to