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

Toxicology Positions

Toxicologists – Crop Chemicals

Our established client is one of the global leaders in the crop chemicals industry, having active new product discovery and research programs. As a result of their success, the company is seeking as many as three PhD degreed toxicologists.

At least one of these scientists will be an early career person, with broad training in toxicology. Specific expertise in mammalian toxicology, endocrine/reproductive toxicology and/or risk assessment based training is preferred. For such a person, this non-laboratory position will manage and oversee required EPA and global testing, and the interpretation of data. This position will evolve to be a strategic regulatory toxicologist, serving on multi-disciplinary project teams as an expert toxicologist.

At least one of the positions requires a few years of experience in regulatory safety assessment, risk assessment and/or product defense. Ideally, experience in the crop chemicals industry is sought, but the company is willing to consider people from other industries where their experience would be pertinent.

The people hired for these roles will work at the company’s research campus in the Southeast US, in a moderate cost of living environment. For one of the three positions, an Eastern Canadian location is an option.

Search assignment #1462

Leadership positions in Pharmaceutical Safety Assessment

The Leyden Group is partnering with several small pharmaceutical companies which are seeking program leadership toxicologists as a result of their pipeline growth. Brief summaries are noted below.

– A Northern California oncology company seeks a PhD with eight or more years of drug safety experience. Experience on discovery and/or development teams and external study management experience needed. Oncology development experience is preferred. This person will be the sole toxicology expert, but will work with other pre-clinical scientists. The position is viable for a remote assignment. (Job #1454)

– A Midwest based (pre-IPO) company has built an elite leadership team in the endocrine disease space. Their VP of Pharm/Tox is seeking an experienced toxicologist to join the company to support their pipeline development and testing strategy/management. A PhD with a few years of relevant experience (preferably within a drug company) is needed. Large molecule experience preferred. This is a succession plan based opening. (Job #1442)

– San Diego area company is seeking an AD/Director/Sr. Director of Toxicology. The company is seeking to develop small molecule genetically targeted compounds, initially on rare disease targets. They seek a PhD with five or more years of experience in drug safety. Reporting to the VP of Early Development, this person will build the toxicology program from scratch, with an early concentration on testing strategies, regulatory approaches and collaboration with discovery colleagues. Remote viable. (Job #1455)

– A Pacific NW based biotherapeutics company, initially focused on cancer is seeking to replace their soon retiring Director of Toxicology. The person should have a PhD and ten or more years of strategic drug safety experience. The position supervises one experienced scientist, so previous management experience is desired. The position reports to the company CSO and is remote viable (Job #1459)

– A Northern California based public company which specializes in fibrotic disease. They seek a person as their Director/Senior Director of Toxicology reporting to a VP Nonclinical Development. The position requires ten or more years of pharma based safety assessment experience to include FDA engagement and drug development strategic experience. The company has also approved the hiring of an AD of Toxicology based on workload, so a leadership capable person is sought. SF Bay area preferred with a flexible work schedule. Remote will be considered. (Job # 1429)

Senior Toxicologic Pathologist – Pharmaceuticals

One the leading, and long established, pharma companies in the greater Boston area has engaged us to hire an experienced Toxicologic Pathologist to join a growing Drug Safety group. The position reports to the company’s Senior Director of Drug Safety, a person who has built a strong team of pathologists and is widely recognized as a strong mentor/leader.

This person will have broad responsibilities to include acting as a pathology expert across discovery and development phase projects, acting as a project pathologist on internal non-GLP studies and interacting with external testing partners in peer and collaborative review of pathology findings. The company works across several disease areas and modalities, which will provide exposure to a variety of safety assessment challenges.

The target experience and credentials would include ACVP Board certification in Anatomic Pathology, a graduate degree and three of more years of applied toxicologic pathology experience. Experience with another drug company and/or in a contract research setting is desired.

Search assignment #1440

Toxicologist – Food Sector

The Leyden Group has been engaged by a Washington DC based expert consulting firm to identify an experienced toxicologist. A PhD and post-graduate experience in safety and risk assessment is needed. Specific experience with food ingredients is strongly desired.

The company provides expert consultation to both the food/ingredient industry and several trade associations in respect to scientific and regulatory matters. The person hired for this role will oversee toxicologic and risk assessment work, interpret data from studies and provide guidance to clients on regulatory and safety strategy. He/She will also be involved with a number of trade association expert panels.

Search assignment #1458

Medical Device Safety Scientist

Our client company is a consulting firm which is a subsidiary of a large medical device manufacturer. The company is well respected for providing regulatory guidance to device manufacturers and is seeing an increased demand for safety assessment/biocompatibility expertise.

The company is seeking its first toxicologist as a result of this growth. A PhD degreed person with safety/risk assessment experience is needed. Familiarity with ISO 10993 (or other material safety assessment standards) is preferred.

The company’s collaborative approach requires in office employment, from their offices in a mid-sized Midwest US town. The position reports to the company’s VP of Regulatory and Clinical Sciences.

Search assignment #1414

Discovery Toxicology Leader

We’ve been engaged by a promising, Boston area pharmaceutical company to find the person who will lead their discovery/investigative toxicology function. The position reports to the company’s SVP of Nonclinical Development, a well respected leader in the field.

The person hired for this role will be the company’s first safety assessment program head and thus, responsible for establishing best practices and resources in early phase toxicology and portfolio de-risking. He/She will actively participate on project teams from the earliest discovery efforts through Phase I development. The needed internal and external resources will be planned and overseen by this individual.

Important credentials include a PhD or DVM and several years of pharmaceutical industry experience with investigative/discovery approaches to nonclinical safety. An ability to design new systems and approaches and contribute to overall safety assessment strategies is important. The ideal candidate would have small molecule and RNA biology experience.

Search assignment #1421


Senior Toxicologist – Personal Care/Cosmetics

Our client company is a successful US based expert scientific consulting firm. Due to the high demand for their expertise in the consumer products industry, the company is seeking an experienced toxicologist/risk assessment scientist.

The person hired for this position will have a graduate degree in a relevant health science and five or more years of experience in cosmetic or personal care products. Specific experience in ingredient/formulation risk assessment and the global regulations (SCCS/CIR/FDA etc.) which drive consumer product safety assessment is desired, as is DABT certification.

Reporting to the company’s Practice Manager for Consumer Products/Food, this person will interpret toxicity and exposure data, develop safety assessments, engage with clients on safety and regulatory concerns and work collaboratively to provide clients timely science pertaining to their product and ingredient challenges. The position is entirely remotely based with moderate travel demands.

Search assignment #1447

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