Opportunities at Craft portfolio companies


Head of Clinical



Fremont, CA, USA
Posted on Sunday, December 18, 2022

Company Description:

We are creating the future of brain-computer interfaces: building devices now that have the potential to help people with paralysis regain mobility and independence and invent new technologies that could expand our abilities, our community, and our world.

Team Description:

As Head of Clinical and Regulatory at Neuralink, you will work with the engineering teams to decide and execute the most efficient regulatory pathways to market for our devices, and the clinical trials needed to support them. You’ll also be responsible for continuing to build and oversee the team that runs the day-to-day operations of our clinical trials. We’re looking for someone that is excited to find creative ways of helping Neuralink get the benefit of our devices to people both safely and quickly.

You’ll join as the head of an existing clinical team of 5 members, and will be starting early on in Neuralink’s regulatory and clinical trial progression.

Job Responsibilities and Description:

  • Work with the leadership on the choice of regulatory pathways and corresponding clinical trial design
  • Ensure Neuralink studies are in compliance with regulations and standards for clinical research
  • Collaborate with engineering and preclinical leads on US and international regulatory filings
  • Assess the impact of product and design changes on the regulatory strategy and pathway
  • Maintain a working knowledge of and assure compliance with Good Clinical Practice, Federal Regulatory requirements and best practice guidance, and Neuralink SOPs
  • Dedicated to the highest standards of clinical trial design and management and always looking for innovation opportunities in this space
  • Meticulous attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Great verbal and written communication skills
  • Resourceful, flexible, and adaptable; no task is too big or too small
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic and constantly changing environment
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a cross-disciplinary team environment
  • Willing and eager to go above and beyond/flexible schedule
  • Can provide both the 10,000 foot view as well as the day-to-day boots on the ground oversight associated with clinical operations
  • Mission-driven and able to meet tight deadlines with accuracy and efficiency

Key Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of professional experience
  • Minimum two years of experience in regulatory submissions and technical documentation and working knowledge of FDA regulations related to clinical studies
  • Understanding of the clinical trial process from beginning to end including: experience managing interactions with regulatory bodies, site identification through closeout, CRO management experience both within the US and abroad
  • Strong engineering, scientific, and medical vocabulary and acumen

Preferred qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge in medical device regulation and reimbursement pathways
  • Experience with robotics, active implantable devices, software, and/or cybersecurity-related regulatory filings
  • Experience with class II or III medical devices

Pay Transparency:

Based on California law, the following details are for California individuals only:

California base salary range:
$173,938$201,138 USD
For full-time employees, your compensation package will include two major components: salary and equity. Guidance on salary for this role will be determined according to the level you enter the organization (with the ability to gain more through time as you contribute).
Full-Time Employees are eligible for equity and benefits listed below in addition.

What we offer:

  • An opportunity to change the world and work with some of the smartest and most talented experts from different fields.
  • Growth potential. We rapidly advance team members who have an outsized impact.
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance through a PPO plan; parental leave.
  • Flexible time off + paid holidays.
  • Equity + 401(k) plan.
  • Commuter Benefits.
  • Meals provided.

Multiple studies have found that a higher percentage of women and BIPOC candidates won't apply if they don't meet every listed qualification. Neuralink values candidates of all backgrounds. If you find yourself excited by our mission but you don't check every box in the description, we encourage you to apply anyway!

Neuralink provides equal opportunity in all of our employment practices to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital status, military status, genetic information or any other category protected by federal, state and local laws. This policy applies to all aspects of the employment relationship, including recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, transfer, disciplinary action, layoff, return from layoff, training and social, and recreational programs. All such employment decisions will be made without unlawfully discriminating on any prohibited basis.