Apply to Join our Team: Scientific Director, Long COVID & Immunology

We are on an ambitious, life-saving mission to uncover the utility of each and every existing drug in every human disease, with the goal of translating therapies to patients with unmet medical needs.

The Every Cure Team: 

Every Cure is a start-up, nonprofit drug development organization on a mission to alleviate suffering for the ~300 million people worldwide battling diseases without FDA-approved treatments by unlocking hidden cures. We are building a first-of-its-kind, AI-powered platform to identify FDA-approved treatments that can be repurposed for untreated diseases. Inspired by our success in repurposing over a dozen drugs for new uses, including one that is saving Dr. David Fajgenbaum’s own life, we are committed to unlocking the full potential of FDA-approved drugs to treat every disease and patient possible.

Our groundbreaking approach revolves around building an open-source database and employing cutting-edge tools to identify drug repurposing opportunities. Since launching at the 2022 Clinton Global Initiative, we have received tremendous media attention and recognition including the 2023 Elevate Prize Foundation Founder’s Award, attracted leaders from across industries, been invited to share about our work at the White House, Aspen Ideas, and a Congressional Caucus Briefing, and demonstrated the life-saving potential of our platform.

Four strategic pillars guide our efforts:

  • Using an AI engine to identify promising drug repurposing opportunities.
  • Prioritizing high-impact opportunities which affect neglected patient communities.
  • Efficiently validating promising opportunities through laboratory and clinical studies.
  • Ensuring everyone has equitable access to new cures.

As a nonprofit organization, we are able to focus on maximizing patient impact and saving lives without needing to consider the commercial viability of drugs, including the 80% that are already generic and completely neglected. Our team, comprising experts in drug discovery, data analysis, and clinical trials, collaborates with entities ranging from philanthropic organizations to biopharmaceutical industries including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Flagship Pioneering, Clinton Global Initiative, Elevate Prize Foundation, and Lyda Hill Philanthropies, among others.

The Every Cure team is expanding rapidly and seeking top-notch, purpose-driven professionals to perform a range of tasks to save lives with hidden cures. This is a unique opportunity to join a highly motivated, patient-focused team based in Philadelphia, PA and New York City that works closely with international collaborators, government agencies, academic researchers, philanthropic organizations, and biopharmaceutical companies to make a significant impact on patients with major unmet medical needs.



Job Summary:

In order to identify treatments for Long COVID and related immune-mediated conditions, Every Cure is building a Long COVID/Immunology Team and searching for a Scientific Director to lead the team, a focused effort dedicated to identifying and advancing potential treatments for Long COVID.  This effort will involve integrating all available data into biomedical knowledge graphs, applying AI algorithms to these datasets, and investigating promising treatment approaches that need to be evaluated in clinical trials. Reporting directly to the Chief Medical Officer of Every Cure, the Scientific Director will collaborate with computer scientists and project managers to conceptualize and develop the study plans and perform targeted analyses. Working independently and collaboratively, the Scientific Director will be tasked with advancing the strategic scientific direction of a major national initiative directed against Long COVID and interface broadly with internal and external stakeholders from around the world, such as Google Health, Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, FDA, NIH, and other leading medical institutions to achieve our overarching goal of accelerating the identification of effective Long COVID treatments.

The Scientific Director for the Long COVID/Immunology team will recruit, train, supervise, and mentor multiple direct reports on the team as well as graduate students, fellows, and scientific collaborators. He or she will work closely with Every Cure leadership to support successful achievement of our mission. Qualified candidates will have expertise in research planning, direct scientific leadership experience, advanced understanding of computational analyses, and familiarity with virology, immunology, and drug repurposing. This is a unique opportunity to join a highly motivated, patient-focused team that works closely with international collaborators and the federal government to make and publish novel discoveries that will have a significant impact on patients who have Long COVID and other diseases with major unmet medical need.



Work Location:

Our work is based in Philadelphia, PA, and New York, NY. Remote or hybrid work may be possible in some circumstances (US-based).



Salary Range and Other Work Benefits:

$100,000 – 200,000 depending on experience, plus benefits including:

  • Time Away from Work
  • Paid Family/Medical Leave
  • Holidays
  • Health Insurance/Retirement Benefits


Position Qualifications:

Education & Previous Experience

Minimum of MS + 5-7 years of a combination of relevant academic and work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience (e.g., PhD + 3-5 years) in biomedical sciences. MD, PhD, or equivalent Doctoral Degree preferred. 


Specialized Knowledge or Technical Skills Needed for Performance of Job

  • Experience with database development and computational analyses required
  • Experience with AI analytic approaches desirable
  • Experience interpreting computational analyses of immunology data desirable
  • Familiarity with human immunology, virology, and drug repurposing a plus 
  • Experience interpreting data from experiments on cell lines and animal models a plus
  • Experience interpreting real-world data a plus
  • Strong computer/technology skills including database management, MS Excel, PowerPoint, and MS Project (or other similar Project Management).

Other Skills

  • Self-starter with a strong desire to contribute and work collaboratively to achieve goals
  • Ability to work independently and apply critical thinking and sound judgment
  • Ability to work with and take a leadership role in a multi-disciplinary team 
  • Ability to communicate effectively with team members
  • Excellent oral/written communication skills with exceptional attention to detail.



How to Apply:

If you are interested in applying, please click the “Apply Here” button below to be redirected to our electronic application. Alternatively, you can email [email protected] with (1) the name of the position, (2) your CV/resume, as well as (3) a cover letter. If someone you know may be especially suited for the position, please consider sharing this page with them. We appreciate your time and look forward to receiving your application!

Reasonable Accommodation Notice: Every Cure will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship. Please tell us if you require a reasonable accommodation to apply for a job or to perform your job (reach out to [email protected]). Examples of reasonable accommodation include making a change to the application process or work procedures, providing documents in an alternate format, using specialized equipment, or using a sign language interpreter.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: Every Cure maintains a strong policy of equal opportunity in employment. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, marital status, parental status, sex (including sexual orientation, gender identity and pregnancy), national origin, age, disability, genetic information, political ideology, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations.

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