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

Toxicology Positions

Toxicologist – Chemicals (Remote viable)

This position will work with a market leading specialty chemical company located in the Northeast U.S., reporting to the company’s Global Director of Regulatory Affairs. This non-laboratory position will be responsible for product risk assessment and the oversight of toxicology testing associated with global product clearances.

The company’s products are largely used in food packaging applications, thus this person’s work will be driven by complex and emerging regulations to ensure consumer safety. This scientist will be an important part of a regulatory affairs team.

Our client is seeking a PhD in Toxicology or a related discipline. Two years of relevant product safety/risk assessment experience is desired, but an entry level toxicologist will be considered, especially if their training was centered on risk assessment and/or applied toxicology. The position can be remote based, with periodic travel required.

Search assignment #1415

Head, Pathology – Pharmaceuticals

The Leyden Group associates have been retained by one of the country’s fastest growing and most successful pharmaceutical companies to manage the search for a Head of Pathology, a newly created position. The position reports to the company’s Head of Non-Clinical Sciences.

A veterinary toxicologic pathologist with ACVP (or equivalent) board certification and at least ten years of practical experience is needed. A person who has previously managed other scientists is desired. Significant pre-clinical drug development/drug safety experience is a necessary requirement.

The person hired for this executive role will strategically lead the Pathology section of the company’s safety assessment function, ensuring scientific excellence and best practices in regard to regulatory agency engagement. He/She will also actively participate on drug development project teams, lead and manage peer review processes and develop strong relationships with external experts, consultants and contract research providers. This person will manage an existing group of pathologists and support staff.

The position will be located at the company’s headquarters on the US west coast and is not viable for a remote working arrangement. However, the company is committed to a flexible work setting, with moderate travel. In the longer term, this search is driven by succession planning, with strong career advancement opportunities.

Search assignment #1409

Director Toxicology and Drug Disposition – Pharmaceuticals

A specialty pharmaceutical company, located in the Raleigh-Durham area has engaged us to find the person who will lead their non-clinical safety assessment program. The position reports to the company’s VP of R&D.

He/She will have full responsibility for the planning and oversight of both internal and contracted studies for toxicology and ADME/drug metabolism assessments and be a key contributor to project teams, advancing the company’s products through the regulatory framework. This leader will supervise one senior scientist and contribute strategically with his/her colleagues in R&D and Clinical Development.

The company seeks a graduate degreed toxicologist, with five or more years of pertinent pre-clinical experience, with a safety assessment emphasis. Some experience in the management of drug disposition and related science is desired. DABT certification is a plus, as is experience in ophthalmic drugs and/or immunology. Interpersonally, the company needs a person with strong collaborative skills and the ability to effectively interface with internal and external stakeholders with a variety of skills and experience.

Search assignment #1398

Scientific Directors (2) – Discovery Toxicology

We have been engaged by a leading, US based pharmaceutical company to help in the expansion of their Discovery Toxicology program. The department (with a location on the East Coast and another on the West Coast) has approximately twenty exceptional research scientists who are involved in early phase investigational drug safety science.

Each of the two laboratories is seeking a senior scientist with degree and training in Toxicology, Pathology, Immunology or a related science and ten or more years of applied research experience. Viable expertise would include mechanistic toxicology, biomarkers, animal physiology or other translational sciences, with an accompanying publication record.

While experience in drug development would be valued, the company is also interested in qualified candidates from academic or government health science research settings. Both positions require strong collaborative skills in addition to scientific acumen. Both positions report to the Head of Discovery Toxicology at the respective sites.

Search assignments #1407 and 1411

Regulatory Toxicologist – AgroChemicals

Our client (based in Connecticut) is an 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

Senior Toxicologists (2) – Large Pharmaceuticals

Our client company is one of the world’s most successful drug companies with therapeutics across many disease states. As a result of success, especially in their commitment to Immuno-Oncology, the company is seeking two Toxicologists.

Both positions (one Associate Director, the other Senior Scientist) will work in drug development phase safety assessment as a Project Toxicologist. Duties will involve GLP testing management, participation on multi-disciplinary development teams, interaction with global regulatory authorities and scientific problem solving associated with pre-clinical assessment of new drug candidates. Both positions report to leaders in the company’s pre-clinical portfolio management group.

For both positions, a doctoral degree in Toxicology or a related science is needed. The Associate Director position requires five or more years of regulatory drug safety experience. The Senior Scientist role could be filled by an early career person, or someone with up to three years of relevant experience.

Search assignment #1406

Associate Director/Principal Scientist, Toxicology – Pharmaceuticals

The Leyden Group has been engaged by a Seattle based pharmaceutical company to identify an experienced toxicologist. A graduate degree in Toxicology or a related discipline is required. The preference is to hire a person with previous experience in development phase safety assessment, with good knowledge of global regulatory requirements. The job is available at either the Principal Scientist level (4+ years), or as an Associate Director, for someone with closer to ten years of experience.

This position is now available on a remote working arrangement, with periodic travel to Seattle when the company’s offices open.

Primary duties will include acting as the pre-clinical representative on drug development project teams, managing external GLP testing and result interpretation and authoring regulatory documents. This position reports to a long experienced and respected Director of Toxicology.

Search assignment #1372

Risk Assessment/Toxicology Expert – Consulting

The Leyden Group is working with a longtime client/colleague who is building a best of class consulting firm in the toxicology and health risk assessment disciplines. The firm provides expert services, primarily to the private sector. Their work is often highly complex and important in matters of product defense, exposure assessment, litigation support and related matters.

The company wishes to hire a few graduate degreed people with risk assessment and applied toxicology experience, ideally in the consulting world. The company offers a very unique and committed training environment and opportunities/compensation that are uncommon in the consulting environment.

The company’s office is situated in a beautiful location in the Rocky Mountain states, where it is desired that this person be located.

Search assignment #1375

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