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job openings at Ovid

We’re always looking for BOLD people who are passionate and committed to transforming the lives of individuals with rare neurological diseases, who are committed to making the unattainable, attainable.

Keeping our values at the forefront, we witnessed rapid growth over the last three years, and we’re looking to continue grow our world-class team to help move potentially life-changing drug candidates for rare neurological diseases through development and commercialization.

Our competitive benefits include:

⦁ Company-supported medical, dental and vision plans

⦁ Short- and long-term disability insurance plans, life and AD&D insurance

⦁ Annually awarded stock options and Employee Stock Purchase Plan

⦁ Safe-harbor matched 401(k) retirement savings plan

⦁ Unlimited paid time off, 10 paid holidays, and comprehensive leave of action plan

⦁ Voluntary benefits such as flexible spending accounts, commuter benefits, legal and identity theft protection, and pet insurance

Ovid is an equal opportunity employer—we believe the more perspectives we have in a room, the BOLDER our ideas can be.

Here you can view our current job openings and apply to become an Ovidian online. You can view all open positions or use the following search form to find jobs that suit your career interests.

Head of Communications


Ovid Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OVID) is a New York-based biopharmaceutical company using its BoldMedicine™ approach to develop medicines that transform the lives of patients with rare neurological disorders. Ovid has a broad pipeline of potential first-in-class medicines. The company’s lead investigational medicine, OV101, is currently in development for the treatment of Angelman syndrome and Fragile X syndrome. Ovid is also developing OV935/TAK-935 in collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited for the treatment of rare developmental and epileptic encephalopathies (DEE).


The Head of Communications is responsible for leading the overall strategic development, implementation and management of Ovid Therapeutics’ communications/corporate affairs initiatives across multiple audiences including media, advocacy partners, government affairs, analysts and investors. S/He will be responsible for ensuring full cross-functional alignment on storytelling, messaging, interaction with both internal and external stakeholders.

This individual will straddle proactive corporate brand work with communications goals to enable enhanced reputation and awareness for the Ovid brand and the narrative of the business. Initial focus of this role will be strategic corporate communications, strategic product communications including milestones for key pipeline assets, overseeing external agency partners and ensuring consistent communication alignment across Ovid. This individual be an extended member of the leadership team dedicated to evolving the Ovid story and to building and strengthening Ovid’s corporate and brand reputation.


⦁ Oversee external communications in-line with the Ovid’s business priorities and corporate strategy


⦁ Lead and navigate strategic communication for Ovid’s product portfolio and corporate communications


⦁ Establish/support relationships with all relevant top global/regional/local and local media to assure both reactive and proactive transparent communications


⦁ Support leadership messaging and positioning internally and externally (town halls, stakeholder messages, speaker opportunities etc.)


⦁ Partner with relevant internal and external teams to seamlessly weave in the Ovid story into all communications and brand activities


⦁ Execute strategy for owned, earned and paid media for Ovid


⦁ Ensure the company is appropriately and strategically positioned with analysts, investors, media, advocacy, and all other relevant stakeholders


⦁ Work collaboratively across a variety of functions, including commercial, medical, clinical development, patient advocacy and others to support communications goals and ensure alignment and consistency in key messaging


⦁ Support corporate reputation activities including development corporate narrative and providing strategic communications for senior leadership as needed, e.g., speech content, talking points, presentations, news releases


⦁ Ensure that the brand messaging is consistent with the overall corporate messaging


⦁ Update and maintain brand guide while ensuring continuity externally and internally of corporate identity


⦁ Help manage Ovid’s corporate website and internal intranet governance and collaborate with stakeholder throughout the organization to develop critical and creative content


⦁ In partnership with Human Resources, develop effective employee/internal communications plans that strengthens recruitment, employee value proposition, employee engagement, and company culture


⦁ Investigate innovative ways to reach patients and healthcare providers through PR activities involving media and advocacy groups, including use of social media


⦁ Assist in planning and organizing of media engagement activities


⦁ Manage public relations and/or corporate communications agency partners to maximize impact and assistance in reaching desired communications goals and objectives


⦁ Manage communication governance (review and approval) process that ensures message buy-in from related parties and the Executive Team


⦁ Engage and establish partnerships with key patient-centric advocacy stakeholders and professional organizations in relevant geographical areas; serve as point of contact to foster authentic, compliant, productive, and value-added relationships with these groups


⦁ Support the prioritization and management of advocacy initiatives, including, but not limited to, contracts, program scope, program organization, plan development and risk management


⦁ Monitor external coverage of Ovid Therapeutics in trade and business news across various platforms and develops KPIs to measure impact


⦁ Support issues management at the corporate and brand level, with focus on ensuring alignment and readiness on key issues identified through periodic risk analysis

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Director Global Market Access


Ovid Therapeutics (NASDAQ: OVID) is a New York-based biopharmaceutical company using its BoldMedicine™ approach to develop medicines that transform the lives of patients with rare neurological disorders. Ovid has a broad pipeline of potential first-in-class medicines. The company’s lead investigational medicine, OV101, is currently in development for the treatment of Angelman syndrome and Fragile X syndrome. Ovid is also developing OV935/TAK-935 in collaboration with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited for the treatment of rare developmental and epileptic encephalopathies (DEE).


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.


⦁ 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 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.



⦁ University degree required, advanced degree in related field (e.g., MBA, MPH, MPA, PharmD) preferred

⦁ 8+ years of direct biotechnology / pharmaceutical industry experience and/or payer experience including depth in market access, HEOR, pricing, global and regional

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Associate Director Clinical Development, Neurology

Position – Associate Director Clinical Development, 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).


⦁ 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 1 and 2).

⦁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.



⦁ 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.

*Ovid is an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications from veterans and individuals with disabilities.*

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