Senior Analyst IT Security
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Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc.

501-1,000 employees

Develops therapies for central nervous system disorders.
Company Overview
Acadia Pharmaceuticals Inc. stands out as a leader in the healthcare industry with over 25 years of experience, particularly noted for developing the first and only approved therapy for hallucinations and delusions associated with Parkinson’s disease psychosis. The company's culture is characterized by a dedicated team of "care-ageous warriors" who are committed to improving the lives of patients and their families. Acadia's competitive edge lies in its robust late-stage development efforts focused on dementia-related psychosis, negative symptoms of schizophrenia, and Rett syndrome, as well as early-stage clinical research exploring novel approaches to pain management, cognition, and neuropsychiatric symptoms in central nervous system disorders.

Company Stage


Total Funding





San Diego, California

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

San Diego, CA, USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
IT & Security
  • Bachelor’s degree in Information Technology or Cybersecurity, or related field
  • 3 years of IT experience working with desktop/laptop technologies, networks, and cloud-based solutions
  • 2 years within an operational cybersecurity role, preferably within the pharmaceutical or biotech industry
  • Cybersecurity related certification (Security+, CCNP Security, SSCP, CISSP, etc.)
  • Excellent understanding of security logging, monitoring, and event management applications
  • Strong knowledge of Information Security standards, practices, procedures, and tools
  • Strong knowledge of threat intelligence gathering and threat hunting techniques
  • Thorough knowledge of anti-virus/EDR and Windows security settings and controls
  • Excellent understanding of desktop/laptop technologies including Windows, MS-Office, imaging tools, and BIOS updates
  • Excellent understanding of software systems patching, management, and deployment solutions
  • Knowledge of network support, VLANs, VPN, firewalls, and wireless
  • Manage various security providers to identify, analyze, and mitigate risks in the environment
  • Maintain ownership of the vulnerability management systems, vendors, and processes
  • Lead and conduct threat hunts, including gathering threat intelligence and proactively monitoring systems
  • Interact with IT team members to secure the environment and mitigate identified threats
  • Manage and monitor all security tools employed within the organization
  • Continuously maintain and update threat hunt tactics and techniques
  • Remain current on cyber security trends and intelligence to guide the security analysis & identification capabilities of the organization
  • Align standards, frameworks, and security with overall business and technology strategy
  • Actively review the Information Security ticket queue and resolve or escalate assigned incidents on a timely basis
  • Analyze file samples and web links to identify if they are malicious and determine steps to remediate and mitigate any threats posed
  • Support security incident response and forensic investigations
  • Support cyber security audits to support corporate, financial, and regulatory processes for networks, applications, endpoint devices, and communications
  • Assist with the maintenance and annual testing of the Cyber Incident Response Plan
  • Other duties as assigned
Desired Qualifications
  • Task-oriented, able to prioritize work or escalate issues to management
  • Exhibit a high-level of attention to detail