Full Time
Posted 2 months ago

atai Life Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative treatments and approaches towards our mission to help improve mental health for everyone, everywhere.

As a platform organisation, we operate a decentralized model whereby atai incubates, acquires, and supports individual companies by providing them with central strategic and operational functions  This enables them to stay lean and agile in their clinical pursuits, whilst also being able to leverage the expertise of a  NASDAQ-listed rapidly-scaling global biotechnology start-up.

At atai, we are pursuing pioneering strategies to robustly assess and deploy our pipeline compounds alongside a clinically-validated digital ecosystem, utlilizing cutting-edge technology, fully-compliant clinical protocols, human-interaction psychology, and leading data science with a view to unlocking the future of mental health treatment and support.

Who you are:

  • You have a demonstrated ability to attend to multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment without losing focus of the larger goal.
  • You thrive in a global, dynamic, highly complex environments.
  • You are comfortable working with a global team across multiple time zones, cultures, and whilst adhering to local regulations. 
  • You have strong analytical and organizational skills, able to set strategy and translate this into tangible tactics.
  • You are able to identify and overcome obstacles collaboratively, while respecting others’ points of view, and you empower your colleagues to be creative, resourceful and solutions-driven
  • You are always learning and are on top of the latest state-of-the-art developments in your discipline.
  • You are internally-motivated to implement best practices in a continuous cycle of improvement.
  • You can inspire, coach and lead project teams to meet project deadlines.


  • Work in a fast-paced, matrixed environment where you’ll engage on a wide range of topics and cross-collaborate across teams.
  • Be a major contributor to the success of a rapidly-growing biopharma company with an innovative hub-and-spoke model.
  • Become part of creating a radically new and impactful paradigm shift in drug development and patient care.  
  • An open, meritocratic, data- and results-driven culture.
  • Whilst this role is based in central London, atai has multiple hub locations with top office space to work from (Berlin, London, NYC, San Diego), with the device and equipment you choose and flexible working provisions.
  • A global team and supportive mission-focused culture.
  • Competitive stock option plan, employee benefits and health/wellness programs.
  • Extensive professional growth opportunities where hard work is recognized.
  • Offering the opportunity to consolidate and exponentially build your communications career in a rapidly growing biotech start-up.
  • Role reporting directly to the VP of Communications.


  • You will work as an integral member of the global comms team where you’ll plan, develop and implement international PR strategies, with agency support where required.
  • You will be equipped to build strong relationships and networks with colleagues, industry contacts and the media, acting as a core press officer / external liaison for the organization. 
  • You will have high attention to detail and top-notch writing / quality control and organizational standards.
  • You will monitor the media, including newspapers, magazines, journals, broadcasts, newswires, social media sites and blogs, providing strategic insights / analytics. 
  • You will be a confident writer and driver of impactful newsflow, developing media materials, facilitating interviews with the senior leadership, and achieving top tier media coverage, from medical trade to consumer. 
  • You will be experienced in organizing comms-related events (such as press conferences, industry events, exhibitions and press tours).
  • You will be equipped in sourcing and managing internal speakers / thought leaders, seeking out ongoing opportunities to amplify share of voice for the company / leadership.
  • You will collate and produce market research reports on wider industry and competitive landscape, with agency support where required.
  • You will have a keen mind, activity identifying new creative and strategic opportunities, and anticipating / managing around potential challenges.
  • You will have experience in corporate reputation management and a particular track record in healthcare / medical communications, from data to disease awareness to issues management.
  • You may be required to travel on occasion, as the role requires (e.g. for major internal meetings or external events such as medical congresses).


  • Minimum 8+ years’ professional experience in a similar role – ideally healthcare / medically-oriented communications, in-house or agency.
  • Specific experience in the bio-pharma / healthcare industry preferred and / or a degree in bio-medical sciences or similar. 
  • Strong track record in working in cross-functional teams, project management and driving multifaceted deliverables.  
  • Comfortable working directly to a senior leadership team and able to drive projects relatively autonomously when required.
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced environment with adaptability, agility and positivity. 
  • Experience in multi-national / international / matrixed environments.
  • Able to cut through ambiguity / complexity, including high science content, with a solutions-driven approach. 
  • Exceptional attention to detail and quality control across deliverables.
  • Experience in budget oversight and good financial acumen in relation to project management / agency coordination.
  • Committed to helping improve the mental health status quo worldwide.

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