Scientist, Toxicology

San Francisco, CA, United States
Oct 06, 2018
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Position Overview

Participates in the design, implemention and analysis of toxicology studies working with research and development scientists.

Responsible for monitoring and implementing toxicology strategies through contract research organizations. Responsibilities incude outsourcing and monitoring toxicology studies, through analysis and reporting. Assists with regulatory submissions. Maintain expertise in development toxicology with focus on immunotoxicology. This position contributes to and supports the company's research and development efforts to create high value therapeutics to address unmet medical needs.

Collaborates with development teams to evaluate the safety profile of candidate molecules. Executes the nonclinical safety evaluation plan to support clinical development of drug candidates through monitoring CRO based toxicology studies . Collaborates writing regulatory filings to support clinical development. Works on complex problems in which analysis of situations or data requires evaluation of various factors. Exercises judgment within generally defined practices and policies in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining solutions. Normally receives no instructions for routine work, general instructions on new assignments. Synthesizes multiple data sources and draws general, non-obvious conclusions. Defines problems, develops approaches and develops experiments with sound judgment with minimum supervision. Acts as company representative on out-sourced toxicology studies. Interfaces with various departments, customers and partners. Puts work practices in context with larger team and participates in the implementation of change when required. Coordinates activities with other team members. Writes and complex reports and protocols. May assist with implementing organizational processes, and identifies needs for additional resources. May provide training as needed, and ensures adherence to company policies and quality requirements.

PhD in a scientific discipline is required. Equivalent experience may be accepted. A minimum of 2 years work experience in a research and/or development environment is required. Post-doctoral work may serve as experience. Exceptional non-PhDs with demonstrated capabilities and/or significant experience will also be considered. Background in immunology and experience with immunooncology is desired. Experience with GLP and CRO management is a must. Must be able to demonstrate significant success in technical proficiency, scientific creativity, collaboration with others and independent thought. Must be current and active in field, while able to demonstrate expert knowledge in scientific principles and concepts both internally and externally with sustained performance and accomplishment. Must be able to clearly communicate scientific information both written and oral. Must be able to compose sound written work. Must possess good oral and written communication skills. Ability to present technical information to both technical and non-technical audiences is required. Must be able to demonstrate sound judgment. Must be able to demonstrate problem solving capabilities. Strong organizational skills are required. Good computer skills are required. Working knowledge of MS word, Excel, Power point is a plus. Experience working in an FDA regulated environment and knowledge of current GMPs and GLPs as they apply to laboratory practices are highly desired. Previous management skills are a plus. Must be willing to work as part of a team. Must be able to demonstrate good interpersonal skills.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, ethnicity, gender, veteran status, or on the basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. Nektar Therapeutics will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in the manner proscribed by the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.