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Senior Clinical Scientist

Location: Somerville, Massachusetts, 02143, United States

About Finch
Finch Therapeutics is a clinical-stage microbiome therapeutics company leveraging its Human-First Discovery platform to develop a novel class of orally administered biological drugs.

With the capabilities to develop both complete and targeted microbiome therapeutics, Finch is advancing a rich pipeline of candidates designed to address a wide range of unmet medical needs. Finch’s lead candidate, CP101, is in late-stage clinical development for recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI). In June 2020, Finch announced that CP101 met its primary efficacy endpoint in PRISM3, the first of two pivotal trials to support the development of CP101 for the prevention of recurrent CDI. Finch is also developing CP101 for chronic hepatitis B, and FIN-211 for autism spectrum disorder. In partnership with Takeda, Finch is advancing FIN-524 and FIN-525 for ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, respectively.


Position Summary
Finch is looking for a highly motivated, self-starter Senior Clinical Scientist to provide medical expertise and clinical development experience necessary to advance our programs through different phases of development. S/he will support protocol design and oversight for study protocols in various phases of development in coordination with the Vice President, Clinical Development.

The Senior Clinical Scientist will also support attainment of corporate strategic objectives by contributing their clinical, scientific and development expertise to business development initiatives and development plans for investigator-initiated studies.



  • Participate in the creation of clinical development plans for various Finch programs, in consultation with the Medical Director or VP of Clinical Development and cross-functional team members.
  • Assist the Clinical Development team in the monitoring of clinical trials, review of trial data and development and review of clinical study documents, reports, etc.
  • Interface with Key Opinion Leaders to support the development of compelling clinical development strategies and help optimize program plans and protocols.
  • Work closely with cross-functional team members to ensure planning and execution of clinical trials to meet key milestones, maintain timelines and keep within agreed budget.
  • Coordinate with the Clinical Operations team and/or Contract Research Organization to obtain answers to trial-related questions.
  • Play a key role in the development of analysis plans, and in the review, interpretation, and communication of clinical trial data from Phase I to III safety and efficacy trials; assist in generating the study reports and publications from these trials.
  • Support academic partners and translational medicine efforts to effectively advance pipeline programs.
  • Remain up to date with current information on pharmaceutical regulations, guidelines, practices, and therapeutic area knowledge and ensures consistent best practice across all activities.



  • Advanced degree, such as PharmD or PhD, is required.
  • 5+ years of pharmaceutical/biotech-industry experience in clinical development or at a Contract Research Organization.
  • Translational medicine and/or microbiome expertise a plus (not required).
  • An understanding of strategic and operational aspects of clinical research and product development.
  • General knowledge of regulatory requirements.
  • Persuasive, effective and flexible in personal interactions at all levels, with strong oral and written communication capabilities.
  • Excellent ability to work in cross-functional teams with a collaborative style that builds alliances and emphasizes integrity, results, collegiality and effective teamwork in a dynamic and rapidly changing environment.
  • Strong project management and problem-solving skills.
  • Displays sense of urgency, and a willingness to roll up sleeves to get work done.


More About Finch
Here at Finch, we strive to create the best work environment and experience for you through our formal benefits programs and fringe perks. Together, we hope that we’ll create a fun & supportive environment in and out of the workplace as we strive to create a new class of therapeutics together to help patients.

  • Our formal benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage through Harvard Pilgrim in addition to life insurance and long-term & short-term disability policies. We offer discretionary and flexible paid time off policies. Should you choose to start or grow your family while working at Finch, we aspire to lead our peers by offering several months of paid parental leave. We also offer a generous non-discretionary 401K contribution to help teammates save for life beyond Finch in the future and other savings and investment opportunities.
  • For those teammates who will be in the office, we try to keep the workplace an inspiring and motivating place to work with our fringe perks. Our facilities in Somerville, MA include an in-office gym with a shower and towel service (temporarily closed due to COVID), fully stocked kitchen with free snacks, iced coffee & flavored/sparkling waters on tap. We sponsor ride-sharing to and from the office from preset locations around Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville. *Only facility-dependent employees are working on-site in Somerville until further notice.


Equal Opportunity Employer
We are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. All aspects of employment including the decision to hire or promote, will be based on aptitude, performance, and business need. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Finch will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.