Our client company is a California based, publicly traded drug company, specializing in infectious disease therapeutics. Among other partnerships, the company is actively working on COVID-19 product development.

The VP of Preclinical Sciences has retained The Leyden Group to refer candidates for a position leading their Toxicology Department. The person hired for the job will manage all department planning and activities, as well as be a scientific contributor to project teams and co-development partners. The company’s external testing program (both GLP and non-GLP) will also fall under his/her oversight. The position includes supervision of one other toxicologist.

A doctoral degree and at least ten years of pharmaceutical experience is required. The company would prefer biologics and/or infectious disease therapeutic experience. In addition to the technical qualifications, the VP is seeking a leadership minded person, with strong collaborative skills. The position could be remotely based, with periodic travel to the company’s San Francisco area office, as needed.

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