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Senior Director, Biomarker Development



Sales & Business Development
Watertown, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, August 15, 2023

At Neumora, we are pushing the boundaries of science and technology to revolutionize the way patients with brain disease are treated. We are seeking extraordinary individuals to join our team as we grow and advance our pipeline.

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We are seeking a Senior Director with deep expertise in neuroscience biomarker development to join our Translational Sciences team. The successful candidate will contribute to the identification and implementation of appropriate biomarker strategies across programs, strategic design and execution of novel biomarker candidate identification, assay development, validation and testing with the clear goal to advance our exciting portfolio of programs for both neurodegenerative diseases and neuropsychiatric disorders. The individual will serve an important role integrating biomarker efforts across our research, clinical and data science teams to support our drug discovery and development efforts. To thrive in the role the individual will have strong insight into the multifaceted nature of neuroscience drug discovery, have a track record of delivering and executing biomarker projects, and experience in utilizing a broad range of approaches to interrogate and evaluate target biology.


  • Lead Neumora translational biomarker development projects to support programs with a focus on neurodegeneration.
  • Utilize cellular, preclinical and translational tools and technologies e.g., individual target biomarkers through multiomics in tissue and biofluid samples to identify biomarkers to track disease progression in neurodegenerative diseases and measure impact of therapeutics.
  • Work across internal and external CRO laboratory research teams to drive biomarker identification, assay development and testing to provide quantitative outcome measures.
  • Work closely with Neumora’s data science team to translate analyses using our proprietary algorithms into endpoints that enable program progression.
  • Lead discussions with multi-disciplinary project teams, senior management, SAB members and external collaborators and consortia to gain alignment on biomarker strategy and integration into early clinical plans.
  • Participate in IND preparation including report writing and review.
  • Present data at scientific conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals.


  • PhD in a relevant field, including Neuroscience, Cell Biology, Immunology, or related discipline. 7+ years of experience in biotech/pharma desired, including experience and exposure to the discovery and development of biomarkers in research and/or clinical settings. Well qualified individuals with MS and/or BS with 10+ years of industry experience will also be considered.
  • Strong problem-solver who adapts, thrives and leads in a dynamic, fast-paced work environment.
  • Highly effective interpersonal skills to work in a collaborative environment.
  • Track record of peer-reviewed publications and presentations at scientific conferences.

The ideal individual is self-motivated, detail-oriented and exhibits strength in the ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects simultaneously. The individual must work effectively within an organization and demonstrate reliability, responsivity and a commitment to Neumora’s values. We are particularly interested in individuals who possess exceptional oral and written communication skills, who exhibit drive, candor and a commitment to learning.

Company benefits include:

  • Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance
  • 401k plan: Neumora matches 50% of an employee’s eligible contribution, up to the first 6% of salary (up to 3% employer contribution)
  • New hire stock options
  • Annual paid time off: 15 accrued vacation days, 10 sick days, 12 holidays plus a winter shut-down
  • Leave of Absence: Paid family leave, paid short- and long-term disability
  • Discretionary year-end bonus

The salary range posted describes the minimum to maximum base salary range for this position in the location listed. Actual salary may vary based upon geographic location, work experience, education, licensure requirements and/or skill level and will be finalized at the time of offer. Base Salary Range: $230,080- $240,000

Neumora Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company founded to confront the global brain disease crisis by taking a fundamentally different approach to the way treatments for brain diseases are developed. Our therapeutic pipeline currently consists of multiple clinical and preclinical neuroscience programs that target novel mechanisms of action for a broad range of underserved neuropsychiatric disorders and neurodegenerative diseases. Our work is supported by an integrated suite of translational, clinical, and computational tools to generate insights that can enable precision medicine approaches. Neumora’s mission is to redefine neuroscience drug development by bringing forward the next generation of novel therapies that offer improved treatment outcomes and quality of life for patients suffering from brain diseases.

Neumora is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.