Toxicology Positions2016-12-07T11:23:04-07:00

Toxicology Positions

Senior Environmental Toxicologist – Pharmaceuticals

One of the world’s most respected pharmaceutical companies has engaged The Leyden Group to assist in the search for a senior environmental toxicologist.  The person hired for this role will be considered up to an Associate Director title and will report to a Director, within the company’s Environmental and Stewardship Department.

A PhD in Toxicology or a related subject matter is required, as is at least five years of applied experience in toxicology, environmental fate/effects and/or risk assessment. Prior experience in the pharmaceutical industry is not required.

The initial focus of the job will be in the planning and oversight of toxicology and fate/effects testing, with follow up analysis associated with global regulatory requirements for drug approvals. This person will also have manufacturing site responsibilities pertaining to environmental toxicology and risk assessment and will participate on working groups with global trade associations.

In the future, the person hired for this role will participate in company and industry wide sustainability and environmental stewardship initiatives. The position could be located at one of several company sites in the Eastern U.S., the U.K., Australia or Switzerland. A fully remote working arrangement is not being offered.

Search assignment #1371

Toxicology Scientist – Pharmaceuticals

A large and global pharmaceutical company based in California has engaged The Leyden Group to identify an early career toxicologist. The person hired for this role will work in the company’s development phase, regulatory toxicology group, reporting to an Associate Director of Toxicology.

Typical responsibilities will include serving on drug development project teams, acting as a Study Monitor on externally conducted research, preparing summaries and dossiers for FDA and other regulatory approvals and acting as a toxicology subject matter expert within their area of training.

The company is seeking a PhD in Toxicology or a related discipline. Experience could include postdoctoral or traditional tenure (less than five years) in a pharmaceutical company, or a few years of experience in a contract research laboratory where GLP studies are conducted. Previous experience could be in discovery or development phase toxicology. In addition to the technical skillset, the person must be highly collaborative and have strong interpersonal skills.

Search assignment #1347

Senior Toxicologic Pathologist – Pharmaceuticals

A highly successful, mid-sized, pharmaceutical company has engaged The Leyden Group to identify an experienced, ACVP Boarded Pathologist with broad drug safety/drug development skills. At least five years of such experience is needed. The company’s pipeline includes small molecules, biologics and gene therapy based compounds, thus broad exposure to various pharmaceutical modalities is desired.

The person hired for this role will act as the sole Pathologist in an existing Toxicology/Pharmacology Department. He/She will have responsibilities ranging from typical anatomic and clinical evaluation of tissues on GLP and non-GLP studies, peer review of collaborations/externally conducted studies through making important contributions to drug safety strategy from the pathology perspective.  The person hired for this role will participate as an active member of Pre-Clinical discovery and development project teams.

The position, reporting to the company’s Head of Pharmaceutical Sciences (within a Translational Medicine Department), can work remotely, or from the company’s research headquarters in Northern California.

Search assignment #1360

Discovery Toxicologist – Pharmaceuticals

The Leyden Group is partnering with a large, San Diego based drug company seeking to expand their discovery/investigative phase toxicology program. The position will report to the Director of Discovery Toxicology at the site.

A graduate degree and two or more years of pharmaceutical discovery toxicology (or closely related) experience is desired. A more experienced person (5+ years) could be hired at a higher grade level as well.

This non-laboratory position will act as a project team representative/advisor for the selection and interpretation of early phase in-silico, in-vitro and in-vivo studies for early drug candidate risk assessment. The company works across many disease targets and modalities.

The company offers career growth opportunities in both discovery and/or regulatory toxicology realms and provides a strong compensation, benefit and equity compensation.

Search assignment #1363

Regulatory Toxicologist – AgroChemicals

Our client (based in Connecticut) is a small and emerging company which is developing specialty chemicals for agricultural uses. The leadership team and Science Advisory Board is composed of several people with a long track record in the industry.

As part of their growth, the company seeks its first toxicologist, the person who will manage safety assessment of R&D compounds in the company’s discovery and development pipeline. The person will report to the company’s VP of Operations.

They seek a PhD toxicologist with three or more years of relevant experience. While agrochemical experience is desired, scientists with other experiences will be considered. Specific experience in safety assessment study design and CRO monitoring is important.

Knowledge in the use of in-silico and computational tools for predictive safety screening is desired. Experience with regulatory requirements for human and environmental toxicology  is preferred.

The person hired for this role will manage toxicology testing and assessment programs and collaborate with his/her colleagues in the product development and regulatory approval process. The person will also develop the use of various QSAR and in-silico tools as part of the safety assessment effort.

Search assignment #1258

Head of Toxicology – Pharmaceuticals

Our client company is a San Francisco area based oncology company, with a unique mode of action across the cancer treatment spectrum. As a result of their growth, the company seeks its first leader of the toxicology function. While the Northern California office location is preferred, the company will consider a remotely based person, with periodic travel required.

Reporting to a Vice President, the person hired for this role will provide strategic leadership on pre-clinical safety assessment and be materially involved in the company’s testing strategy, to include results interpretation and be a key point of contact with regulatory authorities. Active participation on product development project teams is an important role to be played by this person.

A PhD in a relevant science and ten or more years of drug development experience is required. Certification by the American Board of Toxicology is preferred, but not required. Specific experience in oncology therapeutics would be an advantage.

Search assignment #1336

Toxicology Leader – CMC/EHS Function

A large and global pharmaceutical company is seeking candidates for a leadership job in applied toxicology. The person hired for this role will lead and expand the company’s reach in respect to product risk characterization, assessment of contaminants, leachables and impurities and develop standards for occupational and environmental exposures. He/She will regularly interact with regulatory authorities globally and assure that the company is compliant in respect to relevant regulations. The person hired for this role will initially supervise one fellow toxicologist.

Requirements include a graduate degree in Toxicology or a related public health science and ten or more years of experience in pharmaceutical occupational/environmental toxicology and related manufacturing safety standards. An ability to collaborate with colleagues in many disciplines is essential to this person’s success.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Drug Safety, the position will work from an office near Boston, with some flexibility for an alternate location, as needed.

Search Assignment #1358

Senior Toxicologist – Chemicals

This position was recently upgraded to replace a Toxicologist who transferred within the organization, in light of the company’s response to emerging chemical regulations. The company is a global leader in the specialty chemical industry, with products for virtually every industry and consumer sector.

The company’s Director of Toxicology seeks a graduate degreed person with at least a few years of regulatory toxicology and applied risk assessment experience pertaining to product approvals and registration. Much of the work is driven by EPA-TSCA and other North American inventory standards, to include testing management and risk assessment methodologies.

Previous experience could come from work in the chemical, consumer product or related industries. The position will offer significant stability and future growth opportunities. The person hired for this role will work from either of two offices, one in the Northeast US, the other in the Great Lakes states.

Search assignment #1342