Full Time
Posted 1 month ago

COMPASS Pathways plc is a mental health care company dedicated to accelerating patient access to evidence-based innovation in mental health (https://compasspathways.com/).

Our first major initiative is developing psilocybin therapy for patients with treatment-resistant depression, using our COMP360 psilocybin in conjunction with psychological support; we are in the final stages of a large-scale, international phase IIb clinical trial.

Preclinical research is fundamental to the COMPASS mission and one of our key investment areas. Our multi-disciplinary preclinical team brings together a range of subject matter experts with extensive academic and industrial experience to deliver innovation at the earliest stages of the drug discovery and development process.

In addition to providing the foundational science to support our investigational COMP360 psilocybin therapy on its clinical journey, we are committed to building a broad and sustainable portfolio of assets, eg through our Discovery Center, that will transform how mental health care is delivered. We collaborate with academics and partners at the cutting edge of science, and have a bold scientific vision to embrace translational and integrative neuroscience approaches that will move us far beyond traditional approaches to psychiatric drug discovery. 

We currently have an open position in the R&D team for a Research Associate within the ADME/Toxicology team.

Location: The role can be UK, US or Germany based.

Roles and responsibilities

Main responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Aiding in the design of ADME/Toxicology studies
  • Management of research projects through interactions with internal stakeholders and external CROs
  • Creating and archiving completed study reports
  • Ensuring data management remains in line with quality standards
  • Presenting study results to internal and external stakeholders
  • Conducting literature searches and reporting findings
  • Participating in external scientific events
  • Taking minutes in meetings and tracking next steps
  • Providing scientific input for ongoing drug discovery efforts


  • PhD in neuroscience, pharmacology or a related biological science
  • Experience designing in vitro and/or in vivo ADME/Toxicology studies
  • Awareness of GxP Quality standards is preferred
  • Ability to synthesise and report findings from published literature
  • Ability to work in collaboration and independently, in a cross-functional team
  • Experience in industry setting is preferred

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