Become An Ovidian

Ovid Therapeutics is a culture of motion. Motion toward breakthrough and curiosity, motion that ignites an urgency to improve the lives of patients, families and caregivers, motion that develops the individual and propels us towards success.

Ovid Therapeutics is based in the heart of New York City with a satellite office in Cambridge, MA. We are in a growing life science ecosystem, which equips us with the resources and capabilities to better serve our patient communities. Ovid Therapeutics channels these cities’ vibrant energy, diverse people and entrepreneurial drive to advance with imagination, discipline and deep industry experience.

We courageously take on the innate challenges and opportunities of drug development for rare neurological disorders with responsibility, agility and passion.

What it means to be an Ovidian...

“I get up in the morning in order to make a difference for people, and especially to make a difference in people living with serious illness; that’s what drives me and why I love working in the biotech industry. My passion is for helping people reach their goals and be all that they can be.”

– Amit Rakhit,
President, Chief Medical Officer and Head of Research & Development

“I have a passion to be the best I can be while making others around me successful. I love a team environment and the feeling we are making an impact. Do what you love and it is never considered work.”

– Tim Daly,
Treasurer and Executive Vice President, Finance & Corporate Controller

Ovidians embrace the balance of...

Ovid’s Commitment to its Employees

Together, we will build a community that:

  • Sees each employee as a business partner
  • Is innovative and thought provoking
  • Provides challenge
  • Is constructed on collaboration
  • Encourages transparency
  • Builds value and depth
  • And revels in fun and laughter

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Joyful.

Groundbreaking.

Curious & Imaginative.

Collaborators.

Diverse.

WE ARE BOLD.

Become an Ovidian

Ovid Therapeutics Inc. is a New York-based, clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company committed to transforming the lives of patients with rare and orphan disorders of the brain.

While building upon our exceptional team, we aim to become a leading neurology company with multiple products and a rich pipeline, coupled with compelling research and development. Ovid Therapeutics was selected by BioSpace as one of the Top 20 Start-Ups to watch in the biotech sector. In May 2017, the company completed a successful initial public offering, raising $75 million to further advance the pipeline and business development activities.

Ovid Therapeutics is committed to providing equal employment and advancement opportunity to all applicants and employees. Every Ovidian has the right to work in an atmosphere which encourages mutual respect, free from improper discrimination and harassment of any kind. Therefore, our employment decisions are based on business need, job requirements and individual qualifications and abilities. Ovid Therapeutics does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, family or parental status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

For Ovid Therapeutics, this statement is more than equal opportunity it is about being BOLD. BOLD is a place where:

  • who you are transcends what you are,
  • varied beliefs and backgrounds makes for richer discussion, and
  • diverse experience & thinking leads to innovative insights.

Join us and be BOLD!

 

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OVERVIEW

Ovid is looking for a passionate, dynamic and collaborative individual to lead global market access for our phase 2 rare epilepsy asset, soticlestat which is being co-developed with Takeda. The Director of Market Access will be responsible for the successful development, planning, and execution of all aspects of Market Access for soticlestat. This unique role will operate at the intersection of both Ovid and Takeda and will be responsible for all Market Access, HEOR, Pricing strategies and initiatives for the asset.  This position reports to the VP of Global Market Access within the Commercial Organization.

As the company nears the end of phase 2 development for the rare epilepsy asset, this person will work with the program team to inform the pivotal study design and drive payer focused tactics to support reimbursement and access at launch.

RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Responsible for Global payer strategic planning to support value and access optimization.
  • Lead development of market access strategy which integrates- evidence generation roadmap, strategic pricing, stakeholder engagement to support successful reimbursement and pricing.
  • Ensure the development, delivery and maintenance of the global value proposition, global pricing strategy, supportive market access evidence, health economic models, and global value dossier.
  • Lead strategy and tactical execution to engage as a company representative with payer, patient advocacy, and health care provider stakeholder interactions that will support access and reimbursement objectives.
  • Serve as market access strategy and launch readiness lead for Ovid internally and in key meetings with partner. Collaborate and drive alignment across asset team and leadership to integrate market access strategy and resourcing for product reimbursement success post regulatory approval.
  • Provide input into clinical development programs to capture value, align to what is meaningful to patients, support a differentiated TPP, and ensure the right evidence is collected to support reimbursement and pricing negotiations.
  • Accountable for the market access and payer perspective to be reflected in cross functional strategies (product development, medical affairs, regulatory affairs, commercial).
  • Maintain industry awareness and identify/react appropriately to changes in market trends, competition, product acceptance and new product releases and adjust Market Access plans accordingly.

EXPERIENCE & BACKGROUND 

  • Experience in Global role and deep working knowledge of both US and ex-US healthcare reimbursement and healthcare systems required.
  • Experience and expertise in HEOR and Pricing.
  • Strong practical, quantitative and analytical skills combined with strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in rare disease and or neurology specialty medicine commercialization and drug development.
  • Scientific understanding, learning agility, with judgment that reflects reasoned and creative business views and the ability to interact with and influence colleagues across the organization.
  • Entrepreneurial, energetic, dynamic, enthusiastic, decisive, and self-motivated; possesses a sense of urgency with the ability and strong desire to “make things happen”.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and manage initiatives that require collaboration across multiple functional areas.
  • Intelligent, creative, and highly articulate individual with excellent communication skills who can relate to people at all levels of the company and maintains transparency both internally and externally.
  • Passionate, empathetic, and driven to develop affordable medicines for patients.
  • High degree of integrity and acts ethically and compliantly at all times.
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ROLE

The Patient Advocacy Manager enhances our engagement with the patient community and is key to our mission at Ovid Therapeutics to build strong relationships with the patient community. The Manager will report to the Vice President, Patient Engagement & Government Affairs, and will work cross-functionally with Development, Regulatory and Commercial teams to ensure alignment of a patient-focused culture across Ovid’s strategic objectives.  He/She will identify solutions that educate and empower patient organizations to improve patient’s disease awareness, quality of life, and access to therapies.  The Manager works with patients, physicians, their families and patient advocacy groups to plan and implement short and long term programs to meet the diverse needs of the Angelman Syndrome, Fragile X, and Rare Epilepsy patient communities. This role is based in the New York or Boston office.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Weave the patient voice into global research and development efforts including clinical development, medical affairs, marketing, market access, government relations, etc.
  • Keep abreast with industry and health care legislation. Communicate updates to the external patient communities and key internal Stakeholders.
  • Implementing the short and long-term strategies to integrate and advance the various patient resources and support services offered to the Rare disease patient community.
  • Providing strategic insight on the pulse of the patient populations and ensuring strong collaborations with patient advocacy groups.
  • Building relationships and providing guidance to existing and/or evolving patient associations.
  • Identification and coordination of patient and/or caregiver presentations to internal Ovid meetings.
  • Articulate the themes of the overall patient community to your internal Ovid colleagues at any given point and time.
  • Successfully work with internal functions and external patient organizations to help them grow and develop into high functioning, sustainable organizations.
  • Staying current with relevant information and resources regarding industry and health care legislation. Providing updates regularly to the disease communities.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities with large and small groups.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Commitment to make a meaningful difference in the lives of patients.
  • Bachelor’s + Master’s degree in science, social science or related field.
  • 7+ year’s experience in healthcare or social services, non-profit, or corporate setting (marketing, public relations, communications, patient, consumer or professional association, psychology or social science or related role).
  • Understanding of the pharma/biotech industry, regulatory process & compliance guidelines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and cross functionally across multiple stakeholder organizations.
  • Committed, empathetic individual with the ability to relate to diverse groups and build substantive relationships with stakeholders, specifically those understanding the impact of living with a rare disease.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills including strong presentation capability and the ability to effectively deliver information and influence stakeholders.
  • Ability to travel domestically 15-20%.
  • Preferred: Master’s degree in psychology, counseling or social work preferred.
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Position – Associate Director Clinical Director, Neurology

Ovid seeks a Associate Director Clinical Development, Neurology to leverage both strategic and scientific insights to provide support for many clinical activities, building clinical expertise in neurology and rare disease of the brain (currently rare epilepsies, Angelman and Fragile X Syndrome).

Responsibilities

  • Develop partnerships cross functionally, and with our external Partners; collaborate with others to write protocols and present data in a concise, consistent, and compelling manner.
  • Contribute to the creation and maintenance of clinical development plans ultimately leading to critical decision points for our key trials.
  • Report to the Program Leader/MD, and collaborate with clinical monitors, clinical operations, program management, regulatory, pharmacovigilance, etc.
  • Leverage his/her comprehensive understanding of the drug development process in early and later stage development (currently programs in early stage – Phase I and II).
  • Contribute to the clinical strategy and creation of the clinical development plans.
  • Work as part of an integrated team.
  • Provide support to advisory boards, consultant meetings and investigator meetings (including preparation and delivery of presentations).
  • Collaborate with the clinical development team on the review, analysis, and interpretation of data.

Requirements

  • This is typically a role best suited for a PhD or PharmD, or equivalent with clinical research experience and a strong knowledge of drug development.
  • 5-7 years of technical operational experience in planning, executing, reporting and publishing clinical studies.
  • Possess a strong scientific background with industry clinical research experience. Work closely with regulatory affairs.
  • Possess strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.
  • Hold a record of partnering closely with medical monitors, clinical operations, and clinical investigators.

*Equal Opportunity Employer/Veterans/Individuals w/Disabilities*

 

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