Clinical Scientist

Clinical Waltham, Massachusetts


Position Summary:

The Clinical Scientist is a key member of our clinical development team and is a major contributor to the development and execution of the clinical strategy for our programs. The successful candidate will interface with the entire clinical development team to provide scientific and medical expertise, and will also have opportunities to make strategic and scientific impacts on current and future clinical programs.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Collaborate with the clinical development team on the review, analysis, interpretation and presentation of accurate study results
  • Contribute to the design and execution of clinical studies in close collaboration with Clinical Operations
  • Support database lock activities including data review and cleaning.
  • Support writing of clinical study reports.
  • Remain up to date on current regulations, guidelines and scientific advances relevant to Apellis
  • Facilitate cross-functional collaboration with Translational Medicine to transition research stage assets to clinical development
  • Can effectively work across multiple projects within a designated therapeutic area and across therapeutic areas
  • Contribute to drafting manuscripts and other publications and presentations
  • Provide support for advisory boards, consultant meetings, and investigator meetings including preparation and/or delivery of presentations
  • Must possess excellent verbal and written communication skills, will prepare presentations and reports as required
  • Cultivate relationships with external partners such as clinical investigators, clinicians, and scientists in support of innovation and business development
  • Other duties as assigned
  • May require travel to field sites, internal and external meetings and conferences.

Education, Registration & Certification:

  • PhD in related life science discipline or PharmD, with relevant clinical development experience


  • 5+ years of clinical development and safety experience in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry and some hematology experience preferred
  • Experience in analysis and interpretation of clinical data (safety and efficacy) and a working knowledge of biostatistics, GCP, and regulatory requirements for clinical studies
  • Experience interacting with clinical investigators and medical experts

Skills, Knowledge & Abilities:

  • Comfortable working independently with minimal supervision 
  • Highly organized, results driven, problem solver with ability to synthesize, organize, manage and communicate safety data from various sources
  • Superior written and oral communication skills and the ability to work collaboratively and build relationships with colleagues from different levels of the organization 
  • Highly motivated with the ability to be flexible in a fast-paced environment 

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

This is largely a sedentary role; however, some filing is required. This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand on a stool as necessary.

This job operates in a professional office environment and routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

Benefits and Perks:

Apellis offers a great benefit package which includes: health insurance with full premium coverage, 401K with company match, paid time off (PTO), long- term disability insurance, life insurance and more!  Visit to learn more.

Company Background:

We are a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the development of novel therapeutic compounds to treat disease through the inhibition of the complement system, which is an integral component of the immune system, at the level of C3, the central protein in the complement cascade. We believe that this approach can result in broad inhibition of the principal pathways of the complement system and has the potential to effectively control a broad array of complement-dependent autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

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EEO Statement: Apellis is an equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state and local fair employment practices laws. Apellis strictly prohibits and does not tolerate discrimination against employees, applicants or any other covered persons because of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy), gender (including gender nonconformity and status as a transgender or transsexual individual), age, physical or mental disability, citizenship, past, current or prospective service in the uniformed services, genetic information, marital status, AIDS/HIV status, smoker/nonsmoker, and occupational pneumocononiosis or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.