General Information

Location: Durham, NC

Organization: VeraSci

Job Type: Full Time - Regular

Description and Requirements

The Clinical Scientist (Alzheimer's Disease) is responsible for helping to lead studies that assess clinical symptoms and cognition in CNS disorders, assisting in developing and validating new clinical and cognitive technologies, reviewing, analyzing and interpreting clinical and neurocognitive test data and overseeing clinical and neurocognitive rater certification and data quality control for multi-site pharmaceutical company trials.  Additional duties include assisting in designing study methods and protocols and serving as a study scientific lead.  This position is located in Durham, NC. 


To be considered for U.S.-based positions unless currently employed by WCG, where permitted by applicable law (including any applicable reasonable accommodation, medical or religious exemption), candidates must have received or be willing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine prior to their start date.


  • Assist in developing and implementing VeraSci's short and long range scientific goals
  • Provide scientific and clinical input to study design
  • Provide scientific and clinical input in the development of WCG VeraSci's proprietary tools
  • Work with study sponsors and the program development team to identify clinical scales and versions appropriate for the study
  • Serve as a Scientific Lead for studies dedicated to Alzheimer's Disease
  • Review, analyze, and interpret clinical and neurocognitive test data
  • Oversee clinical and neurocognitive rater certification and data quality control for multi-site pharmaceutical company trials
  • Create technical content for marketing and sales initiatives and give presentations to current and potential clients and other interested parties
  • Serve as a VeraSci representative to the scientific community and industry


  • Doctoral degree in Psychology
  • Demonstrated experience in clinical and/or research settings with adults with Alzheimer's Disease
  • Demonstrated experience in conducting assessments and administering standardized scales within a clinical and/or research context
  • Scientific background which includes strong research experience in the design and implementation of human studies of Alzheimer's Disease

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, facilitation and presentation skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to travel and work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work effectively in a small team environment

About VeraSci
VeraSci, a WCG company, is a clinical research company offering eClinical software, translation services, and expertise in endpoints and assessments. VeraSci brings scientific expertise, strategic innovation, and unwavering commitment to each project, helping clients worldwide develop novel therapies.

WCG is proud to be an equal opportunity employer – Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin or ancestry, religion or creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, reprisal or any other legally recognized basis or status protected by federal, state or local law.