Associate Director of Toxicology

South San Francisco, CA
Nov 23, 2020
Science/R&D, Toxicology
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Yoh Life Sciences is actively seeking Associate Director - Toxicology candidates for a precision medicine client in the San Francisco Bay Area.  If you have a passion for Oncology Drug Discovery then this may be the right position for you.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Represent Toxicology on Project Teams and be responsible for the nonclinical safety assessment program for novel target/therapeutic candidates.
  • Develop strong knowledge of the basic biology of the intended target of drug candidates to determine potential liabilities associated with target inhibition and subsequent strategy for early safety screening.
  • Manage all aspects of outsourced nonclinical safety studies, including CRO selection, study design, study monitoring and data and report review.
  • Design and lead investigative toxicology studies as necessary dependent upon project needs.
  • Communicate findings to key stakeholders, both internal and external, and support and advance project goals and objectives.
  • Be able to advise teams on current nonclinical safety regulatory guidelines and standard practices.
  • Author regulatory documents such as relevant sections of IND submissions, Investigator Brochures, etc.


  • Ph.D. in toxicology or a related field and 5+ years of toxicology experience in the pharmaceutical industry, DABT certification preferred.
  • Demonstrable experience in nonclinical safety assessment of small molecules from discovery through development.
  • Experience managing CROs.
  • Strong familiarity with Regulatory guidelines.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills with the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment.