Director of Science & Research - Realize Therapeutics

Chicago, Illinois, United States · Research · FULLTIME


About Realize Therapeutics:

Realize Therapeutics is a medical cannabis and device firm focused on research, development and commercialization of targeted therapies. As a biotech company operating in the legal cannabis markets, we harness the power of big data to develop cannabis medicines with optimized effects and minimized side effects (i.e., cannabis-based medicines without the psychoactive “high” and undesirable effects). We seek to discover, develop and patent data-validated formulations for high-need conditions including pain management. Our branded Script™ product lines will generate sustainable revenue streams, providing a significant ROI for investors and incentivized team members. Realize is dedicated to improving the efficacy and legitimacy of cannabis as a medicine to ensure public access to the best and safest treatment options. We believe that prescription and over-the- counter pharmaceuticals designed to treat pain, for example, have significant harm and side effect profiles that do not best serve the consumer.

The Role:

We are seeking an accomplished and passionate individual as Director of Scientific Affairs. Be part of the founding team and be involved with developing the strategy, programs and execution of our research and development. This is an exceptional opportunity for a motivated self-starter to work closely with a proven serial entrepreneur with a bold vision. Interact and network with the current and future leaders of the cannabis research, regulatory and business community, the fastest growing industry in America. Be involved with the state-specific legal cannabis environment, where your work will have a noticeable impact. You’ll be part of revolution in American business, culture and healthcare.

Requires an obsessive start-up mentality and work ethic, with the internal drive to achieve breakthrough results. A personal interest and familiarity with cannabis is essential. In this role the candidate will lead our research program, including formulation development and iteration, market efficacy studies and data analysis in coordination with hardware and analytics personnel. The Director of Scientific Affairs serves a critical role as part of the management team, reporting to the CEO.

Duties and Responsibilities

Clinical Trials and Market Research

Product Development

Legal and Regulatory

Scientific Affairs

Participate in ad hoc projects and tasks as needed


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To be considered, please include a resume and cover letter describing ways in which you are suited for this position in your application.

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