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Early Development, Nonclinical Drug Development Intern (f/m/d)

ATAI Life Sciences

ATAI Life Sciences

Berlin, Germany
Posted on Sunday, September 10, 2023

Job Type: Fixed-term (6 months)

Location: UK or DE

We are seeking a talented and enthusiastic intern to join our Early Development Chapter as a Nonclinical Drug Development Intern. This internship opportunity will provide experience in managing the sponsor-side operations of external safety studies (toxicology, safety pharmacology, and DMPK) in non-GLP and GLP environments and exposure to all aspects of the nonclinical safety assessment necessary to bring novel drugs through to human studies and approval. As an intern, you will have the opportunity to contribute to innovative projects and work alongside experienced scientists in a collaborative and dynamic environment.

Who we are:

atai Life Sciences is a biopharmaceutical company focused on developing novel treatments for mental health disorders so that everyone, everywhere, can live a more fulfilled life. To achieve this, we are developing psychedelic and non-psychedelic compounds and cutting-edge digital therapeutic tools.

What you will achieve:

  • A fast-paced environment where you’ll work on a range of topics.
  • An entry point to a career in life sciences and drug development.
  • Be a major contributor to the success of a well-positioned, well-financed, rapidly growing biotech company.
  • Become part of an unparalleled effort towards developing paradigm-shifting treatments in the mental health space.
  • Work on improving the lives of millions of people with real unmet needs.
  • Become part of an amazing team and learn from the brightest minds in the industry.

The specifics of your day-to-day will include:

  • Contribute to ongoing research projects by managing study and program timelines, direct interaction with external CRO study coordination teams, liaison with chemistry, legal and accounting teams to ensure all contracting, invoices and drug supply is in place for timely study execution.
  • Provide critical awareness of nonclinical program progression to facilitate timely filings with FDA and other regulatory bodies to support clinical trial initiation.
  • Manage review of documents (protocols and study reports) by the nonclinical team (internal staff and consultants).
  • Participate in team meetings and contribute to scientific discussions.
  • Become familiar (and ultimately proficient) with ICH guidance as they pertain to nonclinical drug development.

Qualifications/experience that we'd like to see:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Biology, Physiology, Pharmacology, Neuroscience, Toxicology, or a related discipline).
  • Strong knowledge of physiology/biology fundamentals and how different systems interact.
  • Highly proficient using Microsoft Office required and timeline software such as MS Project of Smartsheets preferred.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work both on your own and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Willingness to raise questions to the team, without searching alone looking for solutions – suggested solutions always welcome.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • A genuine passion for biotechnology and a desire to contribute to the field.

At atai, we value diversity of thought, background, and experience. We encourage applications from everyone everywhere – especially women, people of color, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Research shows that members of minority groups are less likely to apply for a job unless they believe they meet all the requirements listed. Even if you feel that you do not meet 100% of the job criteria, we’d love to hear from you.