Head of Clinical Operations

South San Francisco, California, United States · Clinical


At Alector, we believe that neuro-degeneration and dementia are immune disorders and we made it our mission to empower the immune system to cure Alzheimer’s disease, frontotemporal dementia, ALS and other degenerative brain conditions. We are supported by healthcare investors including Orbimed, Polaris, Google Ventures and count some of the most innovative pharma companies as our strategic backers.

Would you like to build something new that really makes a difference? Do you desire autonomy in taking on operational challenges that interest you? Would you like to be part of a talented team where everyone has a voice?

Use your hard-earned clinical and operational skills to help us achieve our exciting and important mission of saving lives by curing neurodegenerative diseases. As the Head of Clinical Operations (reporting to the Chief Medical Officer), you’ll lead the building of Alector’s clinical development operations capability. You will oversee all aspects of defining the clinical operations strategy, as well as successfully planning, executing, analyzing, and reporting on all of Alector’s clinical programs. You’ll be ensuring that these programs and goals are delivered on time, within budget and in compliance with Good Clinical Practices and laws and regulations. Over time, you will build a high-performing team of clinical professionals. You’ll be both strategic and hands-on, collaborating across Medical, Research, Development Science, CMC, and Finance teams to implement the Company’s clinical strategies and drive organizational success. As an early hire, you’ll be influential in championing and developing Alector’s culture.

During the first year, your goals will include:


We'd love to hear from you if:

Advanced business degree and experience with Alzheimer’s Disease clinical operations are added bonuses.

Alector is a great place to learn and experiment. If you excel in a dynamic environment where everyone is committed to finding a cure, where you’ll drive growth, this is the role for you. There is no limit to how far you can go with us.


While we’ve focused on what to look forward to during the first year and beyond, Day One is great, too: committed and driven colleagues, a bold and important company goal, state-of-the-art brand-new brightly-lit offices in the heart of the biotech area, and a competitive compensation and benefit package. But these matter only if you’re excited to build and own something great, and take on these challenges with us. Come join us.

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