Scientist, Toxicology

San Francisco, California 94158 | Contract

Post Date: 11/06/2017 Job ID: 3537 Industry: Research, Scientific

Our client is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company developing a pipeline of drug candidates which are designed to improve the benefits of drugs for patients.


  • Participates in the design, implementation and analysis of toxicology studies working with research and development scientists.
  • Responsible for monitoring and implementing toxicology strategies through contract research organizations.
  • Responsibilities include outsourcing and monitoring toxicology studies, through analysis and reporting.
  • Assists with regulatory submissions.
  • Maintain expertise in development toxicology with focus on immune-toxicology.
  • Collaborates with development teams to evaluate the safety profile of candidate molecules.
  • Executes the nonclinical safety evaluation plan to support clinical development of drug candidates through monitoring CRO based toxicology studies.
  • Collaborates writing regulatory filings to support clinical development.
  • Works on complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of various factors.
  • Synthesizes multiple data sources and draws general, non-obvious conclusions.
  • Defines problems, develops approaches and develops experiments with sound judgment with minimum supervision.
  • Coordinates activities with other team members. Writes and complex reports and protocols.



  • Background in immunology and experience with immune-oncology is desired.
  • Experience with GLP and CRO management is a must.
  • Must be able to demonstrate significant success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought.
  • Must be current and active in field, while able to demonstrate expert knowledge in scientific principles and concepts both internally and externally with sustained performance and accomplishment.
  • Must be able to clearly communicate scientific information both written and oral.
  • Must be able to compose sound written work.
  • Must possess good oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to present technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences is required.
  • Must be able to demonstrate sound judgment.
  • Must be able to demonstrate problem solving capabilities.
  • Strong organizational skills are required.
  • Good computer skills are required.
  • Working knowledge of MS word, Excel, PowerPoint is a plus.
  • Experience working in an FDA regulated environment and knowledge of current GMPs and GLPs as they apply to laboratory practices are highly desired.
  • Previous management skills are a plus.
  • Must be willing to work as part of a team.
  • Must be able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills.



  • A PhD in a scientific discipline is required.
  • Equivalent experience may be accepted.
  • A minimum of 2 years work experience in a research and/or development environment is required.
  • Post-doctoral work may serve as experience.
  • Exceptional non-PhDs with demonstrated capabilities and/or significant experience may also be considered.
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