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Associate Director, Toxicology

Snap Staffing - San Diego, CA

Associate Director Toxicology (San Diego, CA)


Our client is a next generation biotechnology company based in San Diego that is leveraging its proprietary chemical proteomics platform to conduct proteome-wide footprinting of drug-protein interactions with unprecedented breadth and precision. Our technology allows us to screen, identify and optimize novel drugs that selectively bind virtually any protein, including proteins previously considered “undruggable”. Our pipeline and emerging programs reflect a matured and productive platform capable of delivering first in class drugs utilizing novel mechanisms of action (allosteric inhibitors, protein-protein interaction inhibitors, functional activators, degraders etc.) against undruggable targets in the oncology and immunology space.

We are uniquely structured with opportunities for all scientists to contribute to both established programs as well as ongoing early target selection, screens and validation. We prize scientific excellence, creativity, team players and we are committed to continued innovation. We have worked hard to create a collaborative and dynamic work culture where your ideas and discoveries are valued and will have an impact. We are growing and there are opportunities for mentorship and career progression.

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will work in highly matrixed cross-functional departmental teams to develop and execute strategies to generate, analyze, and interpret data from non-clinical toxicology studies.


  • Develop and direct the toxicology strategy for discovery programs throughout the drug development lifecycle in conjunction with program teams
  • Contribute to the preparation of nonclinical components of regulatory submissions
  • As needed, serve as Study Monitor/Sponsor Representative for outsourced toxicology studies.
  • Oversee identification, selection, and qualification of toxicology study vendors
  • Review and provide feedback on study protocols and reports
  • Collaborate cross functionally with Bioanalytical, Nonclinical ADME, Research, Regulatory, Clinical, and Manufacturing groups
  • Communicate toxicology data to appropriate stakeholders
  • Collaborate with Regulatory Affairs teams and represent in Regulatory Agency interactions for toxicology-related issues

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Toxicology (or relevant discipline) with 10 + years relevant experience in industry or a closely related rigorous research environment.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of animal and human biology and physiology and functional changes associated with toxicity
  • Broad understanding of drug discovery, particularly in early stages of discovery and familiarity with development and the regulatory approval process
  • Ability to integrate complex scientific ideas, generate testable hypotheses, and execute
  • Proven scientific/leadership expertise (working in teams, managing people/projects commensurate with level)
  • Provides and accepts input on study design and data interpretation and fosters a spirit of teamwork
  • A successful candidate must be a good communicator who can identify, establish and oversee external collaborations with key opinion leaders, consortium and CROs to advance portfolio programs through non-regulated and regulated toxicology /safety pharmacology studies.
  • The person in this role must be able to work independently and effectively on multiple programs, be team-oriented, motivated, and results focused.
  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex scientific problems and effective written and oral communication of data and interpretation of results

For immediate consideration, please send your resume to!

Posted On: Thursday, April 7, 2022

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