Associate Director, In Vivo Pharmacology

San Francisco, CA
May 04, 2022
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
Primary Function:

The Associate Director on the Vivo Pharmacology team will focus on executing non-clinical rodent studies to support the identification, validation, and advancement of novel cancer therapeutic candidates. The Associate Director will lead an existing team based at our site in Menlo Park that utilizes rodent models of oncology to support preclinical drug development.

Major Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Manage and direct the activities of an existing group of Scientists and Research Associates in the In Vivo Pharmacology department.
  • Support in vivo study design and execution across multiple projects to support development of novel anticancer therapeutics. Work to be coordinated will be a combination of internally- and externally-run studies, requiring the ability to identify and work with CRO’s.
  • Develop processes for the Pharmacology team, especially for study initiation and completion and data management.
  • Analyze and present data, including rationale and design of in vivo studies to the department and project teams, as well as Research Leadership.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of new technologies in the in vivo space to support new target identification, validation, and preclinical development.
  • Support the generation of an annual budget for in vivo studies across multiple projects.
  • At least 10 years of relevant post-PhD experience. Previous industry experience is required.
  • Expert in designing and executing in vivo studies using rodents to support the preclinical development of anticancer therapeutics. Hands-on expertise working with rodent models of oncology is required.
  • Excellent management and training skills.
  • Experience working with CRO’s to design and execute In Vivo Pharmacology studies.
  • Capable of working independently in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment, demonstrating the capability to contribute on multiple projects at the same time.
  • Great communication skills and team spirit is required.
  • Proven track record of innovation, scientific excellence, and integrity.
  • Flexibility to accommodate to rapidly changing priorities and deadlines.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and data analysis skills are required.

Additional Information

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