About us

COMPASS Pathways is a life sciences company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health

Who we are

Founded in 2016, our first major initiative is developing psilocybin therapy through late-stage clinical trials in Europe and North America for patients with treatment-resistant depression.

We are taking a new approach to mental health and are committed to developing care pathways and therapies that will help patients and their families, and ease the burden on healthcare systems. Backed by a team of leading experts in medicine, mental health, business, and academia, we put the patient at the centre of everything we do.

Why we exist

COMPASS co-founders George Goldsmith and Ekaterina Malievskaia experienced significant difficulties finding help for a family member’s depression some years ago. They also encountered many others who have struggled with ineffective treatments, severe side effects, and the feelings of helplessness and disempowerment. COMPASS Pathways was created as a response to these challenges.

Our principles

COMPASS’s founders are driven by direct and personal experience of treatment-resistant depression, of the inconsistency of health system responses to mental health issues, and of the need for better care options. They and the company are committed to developing patient pathways and therapies that improve mental health care, and then making these available and accessible to patients who will benefit from them. COMPASS will do this in collaboration and partnership with others.

Our work is based on scientific rigour, and we will adhere to the highest standards of intellectual and scientific integrity in all that we do. We expect the same approach from those with whom we work.

We believe that improved access to scientific data is key to accelerating the translation of basic research to clinical use that allows patients to receive improved diagnostics and care in the most timely way. We will adhere to the highest standards in collecting data, and will make data available to the research community as soon as possible after study completion. We will publish all clinical study results, positive and negative, in an open and transparent way, recognising and attributing appropriately the contributions of the partner organisations and individuals with whom we have worked.

We want the benefits of our research, and our results, to be available and accessible to researchers, thereby inspiring and accelerating the development of therapies that will change patients’ lives.

We wish to build a sustainable business model, discovering, developing and supplying innovative therapies to current and future patients. To this end, we will be open to flexible, value-driven approaches to pricing and the exercise of intellectual property rights that will both incentivise innovation and enable access to it.

Careers

COMPASS is a life sciences company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health. Our team is based in London and currently comprises 10 people. Each person on our team is committed to making a valuable contribution to improving patient experiences and outcomes in mental health care. If you are interested in joining our small and growing team, please contact us. Please see below positions for which we are currently hiring.

Head of Communications

We are hiring a full-time Head of Communications to join us in our mission to transform lives by addressing mental health challenges. The head of communications will develop and lead all aspects of the company’s internal and external communications, in order to help the business to achieve its goals.

Key job deliverables will include:

– Good understanding, among internal and external stakeholders, of what COMPASS is and does

– Positive perception of COMPASS among key stakeholders

– An engaged workforce

– Successful management of issues and crisis communications

For a complete job description including roles and responsibilities and ideal profile, please get in touch below.

Therapist Training Programme Coordinator for North America

We are hiring a Therapist Training Programme Coordinator for North America to join our team. The programme coordinator will be responsible for the roll-out and implementation of our therapist training programme across our US and Canadian research sites, in order to conduct Phase IIb clinical trials with psilocybin in those countries. If successful, the therapist training will extend to Phase III and post-Marketing Authorisation.

Key job deliverables will include:

– Successful implementation of our therapist training programme across approximately 7-9 trial sites in the US and Canada

– Creating an engaged therapist community across the US and Canada

– Deliver an impactful external communications strategy across the US and Canada

For a complete job description including roles and responsibilities and ideal profile, please get in touch below.

Team Coordinator

COMPASS Pathways is looking for a Team Coordinator to join our team. The team coordinator will be responsible for supporting our team in the implementation of the clinical trials programme across our sites, general logistics, and office administration in our London office.

Key job deliverables will include:

– Support the COMPASS team in the implementation of the clinical trials programme through administrative support

– Support the COMPASS team with various team logistics in a timely and accurate manner

– Ensure the office set-up cultivates a productive work environment

For a complete job description including roles and responsibilities and ideal profile, please get in touch below.