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

Toxicology Positions

Toxicology Director – Novel Pharmaceuticals

The Leyden Group has been engaged by a small pharmaceutical company which is experiencing good success on previously undruggable targets. The company is seeking their first Director of Toxicology. The position reports to the company’s Head of Preclinical Sciences and Clinical Pharmacology.

A very strong scientist with three or more years of development and/or investigative toxicology experience is being sought. Experience with cellular and immunologic toxicology is preferred over other specializations.

The person hired for this role will take responsibility for toxicology program planning and execution, to include management of external study plans and deep participation on collaborative drug development teams. An ability to interact well with other preclinical scientists will be an important part of his/her success.

The company has research operations in Boston, New Jersey and Europe, therefore someone located in, or willing to consider relocation to, the Eastern Time zone is preferred.

Search assignment #1486

Principal Pathologist – Pharmaceuticals

One of the nation’s most successful oncology centric pharmaceutical companies has engaged The Leyden Group to identify an experienced Toxicologic Pathologist. ACVP/ECVP certification is required. A research focused PhD is preferred, along with two or more years of pertinent experience, in or adjacent to drug safety assessment.

The person hired for this role will act as a study and peer review pathologist principally on discovery phase studies with an evolution to developmental phase work. An eventual part of the role will be acting as a preclinical safety team representative, providing drug development strategy, engagement with regulatory authorities and the preparation of associated regulatory documents and responses.

The position reports to the company’s Head of Pathology. The company will support a fully remote work setting, or offers two West Coast office locations for flexible, in office work.

Search assignment #1489

Toxicologists – Crop Chemicals

Our established client is one of the global leaders in the crop chemicals industry, emphasizing 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 the positions requires several 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. In particular, the company would like to broaden their technical expertise by hiring a person with DART, neurotoxicology and/or NAM experiences.

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. Consideration for a remote/hybrid work arrangement is also viable.

Search assignment #1482

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. The company will consider candidates in their Boston headquarters or a remote site in Research Triangle Park, NC.

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

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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