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Job Specialist II Research Operations en Remote

Cerevel Therapeutics en Boston, MA (Remote)

Digital job Specialist II Research Operations at Cerevel Therapeutics

Specialist II Research Operations

Cerevel Therapeutics Boston, MA (Remote)

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Remote Full-time
Development 2-5 años System Management Support Operations
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Job description

Company Overview

Cerevel Therapeutics is dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of the brain to treat neuroscience diseases. We are tackling neuroscience diseases with a differentiated approach that combines expertise in neurocircuitry with a focus on receptor selectivity. Our portfolio of pre-commercial neuroscience assets targets a broad range of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, including schizophrenia, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and substance use disorder.  


Headquartered in the Greater Boston area, we are bold thinkers, deep experts, resilient pathfinders, and transparent partners who push the boundaries of scientific understanding to unlock breakthrough CNS therapies that have real impact on people’s lives.


Cerevel aspires to develop and nurture a culture characterized by trust, respect, courage, curiosity, and compassion, with a relentless focus on mission and results.  Our patient-centricity guides our purpose, how we treat each other and what we work on every day.  The successful candidate will bring their own unique thinking and approach to Cerevel while sharing our core values and convictions.

Role Summary

We are seeking a highly motivated, organized, collaborative individual to join the Research Operations team at Cerevel Therapeutics. This role in Research Operations will support the Technical Operations/CMC (TO) group.


The candidate will coordinate the cross-functional planning and operations of many projects, manage timelines, and mitigate risk to drive decision making to ensure efficient program execution and broader portfolio value. Understand and independently act upon information or issues that have potential downstream impact on other functions and teams. Apply practical working knowledge and application of project management techniques and concepts to the drug development / pharmaceutical industry.


They will be expected to successfully work independently with moderate supervisory input, cooperatively, and efficiently within a fast-paced environment with multiple timelines. Occasional travel to Cerevel’s Cambridge office may be required. This position will also provide opportunities to learn more about, and directly contribute to, the drug development process as we bring these much-needed therapies to patients.


Key Responsibilities
  • Plan, initiate, execute new or existing projects within Tech Ops and cross-functionally
  • Coordinate and track activities across multiple projects, identify risks and mitigation plans, facilitate timely and effective decision making
  • Provide updates on activities being coordinated/tracked via reports or/and dashboards
  • Proactively plan and facilitate meetings, providing meeting materials and timely meeting minutes
  • Ensure alignment across functions by working in partnership with key stakeholders, escalates issues and communicates decisions to all cross-functional team members and stakeholders
  • Identify and build resources needed to meet timelines and goals
  • Potentially manage outsourcing and relationships with vendors

Required Qualifications
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in CMC
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must have a proactive mindset with strong leadership potential, facilitation, teamwork, influence management, organizational skills, and ability to work independently
  • Aptitude for change agility and management of multiple concurrent activities
  • Ability to verbalize issues, contribute to problem solving and resolution
  • Skilled in goal setting, prioritization, and time management
  • Ability to identify opportunities to improve processes and implement practical solutions that aim to increase efficiency and communication while delivering impactful results in a timely manner
  • Thrives in a dynamic, fast-paced environment with the capacity to successfully complete tasks with moderate supervision in a start-up environment
  • Acts with integrity and respect always
  • Solid understanding of MS Office-Word, Excel, and Outlook

Desired Qualifications
  • Experience with process chemistry, analytical chemistry, formulation development, and/or quality assurance functions
  • Experience in outsourcing and CRO/CDMO relationship management
  • Familiarity with Smartsheet
  • Project Management Certification (PMP or equivalent)
  • Understanding of FDA regulations, ICH guidelines, and Good Laboratory/Manufacturing Practice Regulations

  • BA/BS in a scientific discipline is required


Cerevel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law

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