Preclinical Research Scientist- Neuroimmunology/Neuroinflammation

Closing Date
23 Oct 2020
London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Job details

COMPASS Pathways plc is a mental health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health ( Our first major initiative is developing psilocybin therapy for patients with treatment-resistant depression. Beyond the immediate developments needs of the psilocybin therapeutic approach, we are also presently interested in other aspects of translational neuroscience of psychedelic compounds, treatment of other mental health conditions, and ultimately identification of further novel therapeutic approaches.

There is an open position in the R&D team for a Preclinical Research Scientist (1-4 years post-PhD). COMPASS Pathways are looking for a motivated, independent, curious and innovative individual to support our growing preclinical program, and to characterise the potential of psilocybin and other compounds in modulating neuroinflammatory and neuroimmune processes. A scientist with specialist knowledge in these areas is desirable, but the ideal candidate will also want to develop more generally within a drug discovery/mental health innovation context.

The position is based in London, UK. Starting date is as soon as possible.


  • PhD in neuroscience, pharmacology, immunology or similar discipline required, ideally with 1-4 years experience post-PhD in a neuroscience-related topic
  • Desired scientific expertise and interest in one or more of the following:
    • Drug discovery translational research and the challenges of developing new treatments for mental health diseases
    • Therapeutic potential of psychedelic compounds
    • Animal models of neuropsychiatric disorders
    • Development of biomarkers for mental health disorders
  • Excellent and proven project management skills
  • Excellent communication skills in English (written and oral)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong work ethic, transparency and accountability
  • Open-minded and willing to work in an international environment
  • Flexible and critical thinker
  • Ability to work both in collaboration and independently – a strong individual contributor to a scientific team

How to apply

If interested, please send your CV (two pages maximum) and statement of interest to by 23 October 2020. In your statement of interest, explicitly tell us:

  • Your motivations to work at COMPASS specifically
  • How your background and experience make you a great candidate for this position

Note that we are not able to sponsor employment visas at this time, and therefore can only accept applications from people who have employment rights in the UK.

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