Associate Scientist, Exploratory Toxicology

San Diego, California
Jan 24, 2018
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Our client, a biotechnology company that discovers, develops and commercializes medicines for cancer and inflammatory disorders is seeking a qualified Associate Scientist to join their toxicology team.



The 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 to conduct in vitro and in vivo toxicology studies in Exploratory Toxicology and support operational activities within Nonclinical Development.


Job Description:

  • 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
  • Clinical chemistry and hematology sample analyses
  • In vitro toxicity screening and investigative/mechanistic toxicology studies with endpoints such as cell-titer glo, qPCR and western blots
  • Tissue culture systems such as conventional cell culture, co-culture models and organ culture systems
  • Provide comprehensive study data analysis and reporting
  • Communicate study findings and outcome to study director, lead scientist and/or toxicology management
  • Support operational activities such as managing study inventory and scheduling, ordering compounds, histology specimen management, and quality control/data assurance of data and deliverables



  • Bachelor’s degree in toxicology, biology or related discipline with at least 6 years of work experience
  • Master’s degree with at least 4 years of work experience
  • Experience in the design and conduct of "in vivo" toxicology/pharmacology studies required
  • Experience in tissue culture highly desirable
  • Experience with the design and conduct of in vivo toxicology/pharmacology studies
  • Familiarity with electronic data capture systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and computer proficiency
  • Familiarity and ease of use with GraphPad Prism, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook