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Your Path to Endless Opportunities

If you’re looking to push the envelope and join an innovative company where technology meets therapeutic discovery and development and you’re enthusiastic, creative, with a passion for cutting-edge research and development, you should join our team! We are looking for highly motivated, passionate employees to help us drive technology solutions for discovering breakthrough treatments for our portfolio of rare disease and neuroscience programs, as well as for our partners across major therapeutic areas.

Summary of Position
Anavex Life Sciences, a fast-growing biopharmaceutical company specializing in addressing neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative conditions, is seeking an experienced, detail-oriented professional to take a hands-on lead as Head of R&D. Reporting to the CEO, this position calls for a professional that thrives in a start-up environment.



Key Responsibilities 

  • Hands-on leadership of medical and clinical development activities, including but not limited to clinical development, medical affairs, regulatory affairs, and pharmacovigilance.

  • Develop strategies to support Anavex’s goals and objectives.

  • Ensure clinical trials are conducted to the highest ethical and scientific standards and follow relevant regulations and guidelines.

  • Manage and streamline the company's medical affairs, regulatory affairs, and pharmacovigilance teams, ensuring effective communication and collaborative teamwork across all departments.

  • Establish, maintain, and leverage strategic relationships with key opinion leaders, regulatory authorities, and other relevant stakeholders.

  • Roll up your sleeves with other members of the company's executive team, problem solve, and establish and manage the execution of strategic plans.

The position will be filled at a level commensurate with experience with a salary range of $250,000 - $400,000 per year.

Requirements

  • PhD/MD/PharmD with a background in neurology and/or CNS diseases preferred

  • Minimum of 15 years of experience in the pharmaceutical industry, with at least 5 years in a senior leadership role

  • Extensive experience in clinical development, including the design, execution, and analysis of clinical trials

  • Deep understanding of the regulatory environment for drug development, including FDA and EMA guidelines

  • Interest in accepting a hands-on leadership role in a rapidly evolving start-up environment

  • Track record of bringing new drugs to market, preferably in neurology or related therapeutic areas

  • Knowledge of drug safety and pharmacovigilance practices

Your Path to Unique Opportunities
If you’re looking to push the envelope and join an innovative company where technology meets therapeutic discovery and development and you’re enthusiastic, creative, with a passion for cutting-edge research, you should join our team! We are looking for highly motivated, passionate employees to help us drive technology solutions for discovering breakthrough treatments for our portfolio of rare disease and neuroscience programs.

About Anavex Life Sciences Corp.

Anavex Life Sciences Corp. (Nasdaq: AVXL) is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the development of differentiated therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative and neurodevelopmental disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, Rett syndrome and other central nervous system (CNS) diseases, pain, and various types of cancer. Further information is available at www.anavex.com.


EOE/M/F/V/SO Anavex Life Sciences Corp. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Visit anavex.com/eeo-policy-statement to access our complete Equal Employment Opportunity statement. Any data processed in connection with role applications will be treated in accordance with applicable data privacy policies and regulations.

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