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Research Scientist – Systems & Translation Team London The Research Scientist will be a principal driver of a number of translational neuroscience projects related to the field of psychedelic neuroscience and novel drug discovery.

Reports to: Senior Research Scientist, Systems & Translation Team

Roles and responsibilities

  • Develop and assess research ideas/proposals for translational neuroscience projects
  • Manage preclinical research projects with relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Seek and network with potential and current academic and industry collaborators
  • Contribute to strategic development of translational animal and human studies
  • Conduct literature searches and communicate outputs
  • Document creation (scientific publications, patents, study reports, regulatory documents)
  • Data presentation (internal and external)
  • People management/mentorship (interns, research associates/coordinators)
  • Run scientific due diligence of novel compounds or business opportunities
  • Participate in selected scientific events, and communicate learnings back to the team


  • PhD in translational neuroscience or experimental psychology (preferably related to cognitive/affective processes)
  • Experience in academic and/or industry settings would be preferred
  • Experience with experimental design of rodent and/or human studies essential
  • Fluent knowledge of behavioural, electrophysiology and imaging study techniques essential
  • Familiarity with drug discovery/pipeline development
  • Familiarity with RDoC approach in the context of novel therapy development
  • Intellectually curious, solution-driven, creative, capable solo worker and team member

How to apply

If interested, please send your CV and statement of interest to

Application deadline: 13 June 2021

Equal opportunities

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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