Are you ready to shape the future of mental health research, diagnosis, and treatment? We are on the lookout for a dynamic and forward-thinking scientist and alliance leader to pioneer the creation of groundbreaking programs focused on addressing and treating mental health challenges.

As a transformative consortia builder, you will be at the forefront of bringing together key leaders, experts, and innovative minds to direct the design and expansion of innovative public-private partnerships that reshape the paradigms of diagnosing and treating mental health disorders.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership: Lead the formation of multiple consortia-based programs, guiding key leaders to identify questions, therapeutics approaches, and issues within the mental health landscape.
  • Innovation: Drive change and advancement in the field by encouraging fresh ideas, different targets, and policies to address mental health challenges comprehensively.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with cross-sector stakeholders, including overlapping with neuroscience initiatives and leveraging biomarker experts within the organization, to create a multidisciplinary approach to mental health research.
  • Problem Identification: Collaborate with experts to identify problems related to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of neuropsychiatric conditions such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, PTSD, and schizophrenia.
  • Translation Science: Collaborate with associate directors and principal scientists to bridge the gap between scientific innovation and practical applications, ensuring advancements lead to tangible benefits for individuals with mental health conditions.


  • PhD in neuroscience or relevant area.
  • In-depth knowledge of mental health research, with a focus on diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
  • Strong connections within the scientific community, including key opinion leaders.
  • Must have strong formal project management skills (have led multiple projects, ensuring timely and budget-compliant outcomes, experience in grant/contract management, including refining statements of work, budgets, milestones, and deliverables).
  • Experience in managing drug development projects (preclinical or clinical stage development) is a plus, while an understanding of the drug development process is essential.
  • Visionary mindset with the ability to drive change and innovation.
  • Seasoned professional capable of working with diverse teams and stakeholders including NIH Institute/Center Directors, leaders in biopharma, and the philanthropic and patient advocacy investment community.

 *Position requires minimally, quarterly in-office visits to mid-Atlantic region and travel to conferences

Candidates must be US residents and have US work authorization.

To apply for this position, confidentially email us here.