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Sourcing Report:

Client Name: Axsome Therapeutics
Location: New York City 10038 (no relocation) REMOTE until post-COVID
Role Title: Executive Assistant to the CEO
Salary: $70k – $90k (Flexible) + 10-15% Bonus + Equity

A clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing novel therapies for the management of central nervous system (CNS) disorders.

Industry:  Biotechnology – Pharmaceuticals – Medical Devices
Competitors:  Sage OR Biohaven OR Otsuka OR Acadia OR Acorda OR Sunovion OR Biogen OR Pfizer OR Abbvie OR Allergan OR Takeda OR Lundbeck
Titles:  Executive Assistant, Executive Assistant to the CEO***, administrative assistant, office manager, assistant office manager


  • 5-15 years as an Executive Assistant or very similar position (ideally, 5-10 years)
  • Career development opportunity with an increase in responsibilities over time
  • Rare opportunity to work for a publicly-traded company with only 50 employees valued at $3 Billion
  • Entrepreneurial minded leadership and culture
  • Be on the cutting edge of a rapidly growing CNS Biopharmaceutical company – incredible drug pipeline


  • Biotechnology experience


  • Work closely with the CEO and participate in high-level meetings and operations

Ideal Candidate: Regan F. – Worked as an Executive Assistant to a c-suite position with Alexion and Mustang. 

Other Examples: Gabrielle M., Francesca F., Lucia A., 

Search Ideas

Search 1 – New York City and (Biotechnology or Pharmaceutical or Medical Devices), executive assistant to the CEO OR Executive Assistant

Keywords to use: executive assistant, executive assistant to the CEO

Questions to Ask Yourself

  • Does the candidate meet the Must-Haves criteria?
  • Would the candidate be taking a demotion?
  • Are there any pink/red flags?
    • Job Hopping
    • Gaps in Employment
    • Currently a consultant
    • Declining stage of career arc
    • If so, seek to discover.
  • Where are they on the career arc?
  • Why do you like them as a candidate?

Connect Messages

  • Name, my team and I are conducting a preliminary search for an Executive Assistant to the CEO position. This is a rare opportunity to join a growing Biotech (50 people) with a very bright future. Would you be open to learning more about this?
  • Hey Name! We are looking for an Executive Assistant to join a growing, public Biotech in NYC. Based on your background in blank, I believe you’d be a good fit for the position. Would you be open to learning more about this opportunity?

InMail Message

Personalized Introduction

Our client is a growing Biotechnology company out of Manhattan. They develop novel drugs that treat a variety of central nervous systems diseases. Their recent drug pipeline success over the last year has caused them to expand, fast. They have a bright future and aggressive plans to expand their teams. This is the perfect time to join them and would represent a great potential career move. You’d work directly with the CEO and be part of high-level meetings, plans, and operations. And, your role and responsibilities could change over time!

Personalized Close

Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Manhattan - NY
Industry: Biopharma

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