Clinical Research Scientist

Data Services · Santa Cruz, California
Department Data Services
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

About MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC):

MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MAPS PBC) catalyzes healing and well-being through psychedelic drug development, therapist training programs, and sales of prescription psychedelics prioritizing public benefit above profit. Founded in 2014, MAPS PBC is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  

More information about the organization is available at

MAPS PBC is committed to the evolution of psychedelic healing modalities. We are building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other.  We value transparency, autonomy, experimentation, and kind, direct feedback. We welcome applicants who thrive in the midst of a growing organization that values science and healing. 

We believe in diversity and inclusion of people of all backgrounds, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, educational backgrounds, military and veteran status, religions, abilities, and perspectives. MAPS PBC values and seeks applicants who are people of color, queer, transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid people. MAPS PBC strives to continually improve upon the supportive, equitable and accessible work environment.  

Call for Candidates: 

MAPS PBC is seeking a self-motivated team player who is excited and driven to join the Data Services Department as our new Clinical Research Scientist (CRS). Reporting to the Clinical Data Scientist, the CRS provides scientific input and medical writing throughout the clinical trial process from development and implementation to analysis, interpretation, and reporting. As an integral member of the Data Science Team, the CRS works closely with the Clinical Operations Department to assist in development of clinical trial protocols, protocol amendments, statistical analysis plans, clinical study reports, and scientific publications. 

The CRS must be creative and enjoy working within a small, entrepreneurial environment that is mission-driven, results-driven, and research-oriented. The ideal individual will have strong technical capabilities to work within quality systems. The ability to work under pressure to handle a wide variety of activities is also necessary.  Suitable candidates are able to work well in a fast environment and are adept at organizing and managing lots of information virtually. 

Interested and qualified candidates are encouraged to apply online at:


This is a remote position from a suitable home office with a private and quiet area to work. Secure internet and reliable phone reception are required. This position requires frequent phone and internet meetings. Certain home office expenses may be reimbursed. A work computer will be provided. Priority is placed on applicants based in the Pacific time zone (U.S. west coast). The MAPS PBC headquarters office is located in Santa Cruz, CA. Occasional travel may be required.

Hours:  Full time 40 hours per week. Applicants must be available during normal business hours for a California-based company. The exact schedule may be arranged upon hire. Occasional weekend hours may be required.

Job Responsibilities:

  • In partnership with the Clinical Data Scientist, provides medical writing for Final Clinical Study Reports, Investigator Brochures, and clinical research documents.
  • Reviews tables, listings and figures and statistical analysis plans for accuracy and alignment with clinical trial protocols
  • Assists with the experimental design and development of clinical studies
  • Participates in the development of clinical strategy and trial design by conducting meetings with the appropriate departments and investigators to obtain feedback/direction.
  • Participates in writing study protocols, protocol amendments, informed consents, and scientific papers 
  • Generates reports, reviews and resolves discrepancies in clinical data with Clinical Operations
  • Interprets clinical study results in preparation for new product applications by evaluating scientific literature and publications, analyzing scientific data and staying abreast of current clinical research
  • Presents scientific data by communicating accurate, succinct summaries of clinical data at industry gatherings, investigational meetings and regulatory agency meetings.
  • Effectively and accurately communicates clinical project status, results and conclusions, 
  • Facilitates communication between the Data Science Team and Clinical Operations, as needed by conducting team meetings, drafting and sending routine correspondence, and by presenting regular updates.

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelors’ degree required; advanced degree preferred. More than 5 years of related work experience on clinical research trials with a complete understanding of specified functional area, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.  Familiar with ICH-GCP guidelines, industry best practice, and FDA regulations.
  • Additional Competencies: 
  • Statistical data analysis using SAS preferred.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently and within a team.
  • High attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially in communicating technical information and specifications. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills that can be used to effectively collaborate on work with other technical personnel. 
  • Demonstrates a results-orientation, determination, ownership of responsibility, reliability, and accountability, and yet functions as a team member and follows direction as part of a team under    general supervision. 
  • Coordination and planning of tasks and time management. 
  • Recognize potential obstacles and work within set timelines. 
  • Conscientious and precise delivery of work even when under pressure. 
  • Proactive in problem solving.
  • General Responsibilities:
  • Communicate and collaborate with key players, internal and external staff. 
  • Check in regularly with Department Director and complete assignments by agreed deadline. 
  • Document process and provide regular updates. 
  • Proactively seek methods of improvement, of individual work and project outcomes.  
  • Proactively work to streamline work flows, build efficiency, security and user interface of various platforms.


This position is Exempt/Salaried position. Salary available upon request. Includes full benefits package.


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  • Location
    Santa Cruz, California
  • Department
    Data Services
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience