Chief Medical Officer (CMO)

Full Time
Posted 2 years ago


  • Be a major contributor to the success of a well-positioned, well-financed, rapidly growing biotech platform
  • Become part of an unparalleled effort towards developing and commercializing paradigm-shifting treatments in the mental health space
  • Work on improving the lives of millions of people with a real unmet need
  • Experience an open, and transparent start-up culture with a clear focus on execution and results
  • Shape and grow a new business within ATAI


  • Report to the CEO and foster a corporate culture of medical and scientific rigor and ethical behavior.
  • Oversee the design and conduct the company’s clinical development programs in compliance with relevant regulatory guidelines 
  • Establish a high-quality standard execution process in clinical operations across all platform companies 
  • Lead and collaborate with internal functions, advisors, investigators and CROs to design and implement clinical studies, with a particular focus on proof of concept 
  • Articulate “the voice of the patient” internally by putting it first in all decisions and evaluating all factors relevant to a patient’s informed decision making, including quality of life
  • Represent the company externally and initiate cross-industry collaboration on medical topics
  • Coordinate writing of investigator brochures, study-related documents (e.g., clinical study protocols, statistical analysis plans, clinical study reports), and regulatory filings 
  • Conduct investigator meetings and lead site initiation visits with clinical trial investigators 
  • Translate findings from research and nonclinical studies into clinical development opportunities with CSO 


  • An MD or MD/PhD required
  • Board certification in psychiatry is preferred 
  • 15+ years of clinical development experience with a focus on Phase 1 & 2 clinical trials in neuropsychiatric indications 
  • Experience in a startup environment is preferred 
  • Experience in clinical risk management
  • You have a strong track record in contributing to cross-functional teams in advancing projects
  • You have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, German skills are a plus
  • You are highly empathetic with an outstanding ability to work multi-culturally
  • You are willing to work in a challenging, fast-paced environment and to adapt to new situations as they arise

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