Senior Associate Scientist, In Vivo Toxicology - San Diego, CA | Biospace
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Senior Associate Scientist, In Vivo Toxicology


San Diego, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description


Celgene is a global biopharmaceutical company leading the way in medical innovation to help patients live longer, better lives. Our purpose as a company is to discover and develop therapies that will change the course of human health.  We value our passion for patients, quest for innovation, spirit of independence and love of challenge. With a presence in more than 70 countries - and growing - we look for talented people to grow our business, advance our science and contribute to our unique culture.


The Senior Associate Scientist in Exploratory Toxicology serves as an integral member of the team that supports discovery and investigative toxicology studies.  This scientist will provide technical support and scientific oversight to conduct in vivo exploratory toxicology studies, serve as a study director for exploratory and investigative toxicology studies and support operational activities within Nonclinical Development, San Diego.  The Senior Associate Scientist is also responsible for assisting the Exploratory Toxicology management team in establishing and achieving long-term strategic goals and tactical objectives.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following:
  1. Design and conduct in vivo toxicology studies. Candidate should be proficient in test article administration by oral and parenteral routes, performing clinical observations, blood collection and necropsy.
  2. Perform clinical chemistry and hematology sample analyses.
  3. Provide comprehensive study data analysis and reporting.
  4. Communicate study findings and outcome to toxicology management.
  5. Serve as study director for in vivo exploratory toxicology studies with oversight of all aspects of study conduct, including protocol generation, in-life activities, data summary and interpretation, and study report preparation.
  6. Opportunity to monitor non-GLP toxicology studies conducted at contract research organizations.
  7. Support operational activities such as managing study inventory and scheduling, ordering compounds, histology specimen management, and quality control/data assurance of data and deliverables.
  8. Serve as an independent contributor to developing and implementing new methods and technologies, including flow cytometry applications.




Bachelor's degree in toxicology, biology or related discipline with at least 8 years of work experience or Master's degree with at least 6 years of work experience.  Experience in the design and conduct of in vivo toxicology/pharmacology studies required.

Skills/Knowledge Required:
  1. Experience with the design and conduct of in vivo toxicology/pharmacology studies.
  2. Familiarity with electronic data capture systems.
  3. Strong written and verbal communication skills and computer proficiency.
  4. Contributes individually as well as on cross functional teams.
  5. Familiarity and ease of use with GraphPad Prism, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

*Occasional weekend and evening hours required.

Celgene is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Celgene complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must have authorization to work for Celgene in the U.S.