Associate Director, Preclinical Research

Bothell, Washington
Oct 23, 2017
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Seattle Genetics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Research . Bothell, Washington


Seattle Genetics is seeking a laboratory animal veterinarian with exceptional scientific curiosity, critical thinking, and self-motivation to join our team of non-clinical scientists, as an Associate Director of Preclinical Research. You will be part of a vibrant and experienced group leading the scientific understanding of the efficacy and safety of novel therapeutics in a company dedicated to finding cures to cancer. Ability to interpret, integrate, and assess the significance of data in the context of multiple other scientific investigators both internally and externally are critical. You will have significant autonomy to propose and drive the vision for the delivery of animal models (both efficacy and safety), and to develop appropriate strategy. You will lead and develop a diverse group of scientists and in vivo biologists- ability to motivate, retain and recruit high quality scientists is a key expectation. Your communication skills at all levels of interaction must be excellent. This is a pivotal role in the department reporting to the VP of Non-Clinical Sciences and you will be expected to contribute significantly to growing the animal model expertise within the department. You will be expected to contribute scientific expertise broadly across research and development, with significant potential for broadening of your career.


  • Manage a diverse group of animal scientists and in vivo biologists - motivating them to top performance
  • Efficiently manage and prioritize group workload, by being involved in study designs that maximize scientific results while minimizing resources
  • Lead the development of an over-arching strategy for the development and use of non-clinical models of efficacy and safety, which may include internal resource and/or external partners
  • Aid in the development of a forward facing vision of the non-clinical sciences department, and support implementation of this vision
  • Provide internal expertise to understand and optimize the predictive value of animal models
  • Ensure strong ethical basis for all experimentation, maintaining full compliance with all appropriate regulation and being a strong advocate for the 3Rs
  • Develop strong knowledge of the basic biology of the intended target of drug candidates
  • Represent Seattle Genetics in the external scientific environment - influencing partners and regulators in a positive way


  • DVM with ACLAM accreditation (or equivalents)
  • Strong track record scientific and ethical leadership in animal experimentation
  • Proven success in scientific investigation of fundamental biology questions, either through scientific publications or drug development experience