• Posted on: Jan 31, 2024
  • Location: Carlsbad, CA
  • Job ID: 5b995352
  • Type: Full Time
  • Category: Executive
  • Posted on: Jan 31, 2024
  • Location: Carlsbad, CA
  • Job ID: 5b995352
  • Type: Full Time
  • Category: Executive

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Associate Director, Toxicology – Cell & Gene Therapy

Are you a seasoned Toxicologist ready to influence the future of Cell & Gene Therapy (CGT)? We are on the lookout for an exceptional individual to lead our client’s toxicology studies. If you’re passionate about safeguarding product safety and thrive in providing expert guidance, this is your opportunity!

Your New Chapter Awaits:

As a Senior Study Director in the CGT department, you’ll play a pivotal role in advancing the science that keeps us all safe. Your expertise will guide critical toxicology studies from conception to conclusion, ensuring excellence and integrity at every step.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead the design and planning of toxicology studies, including selecting appropriate study models and endpoints.
  • Develop study protocols, timelines, and budgets in collaboration with project teams.
  • Monitor study progress, ensuring adherence to protocols and regulatory standards.
  • Analyze and interpret study data, draw meaningful conclusions,make recommendations, and prepare comprehensive toxicology reports for clients and regulatory submissions.
  • Act as the primary subject matter expert for clients, understanding their needs, providing advice, and addressing their toxicology-related inquiries and concerns.
  • Support regulatory submissions and interactions as needed.
  • Lead a team of research scientists, providing guidance and mentorship.
  • Interface with different teams, including in vivo scientists, QC/QA, Account Managers/Sales, and the veterinary staff.


Your Credentials:

  • Ph.D. in Toxicology, Pharmacology, or a related field.
  • Board certification in toxicology (e.g., DABT).
  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in toxicology, with a strong track record in designing and overseeing toxicology studies.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Leadership and team management experience.
  • Experience with GLP (Good Laboratory Practice) and non-GLP toxicology studies.
  • Previous experience in a CRO or pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry.
  • Knowledge and experience in cell and gene therapy programs are preferred.



Our client doesn’t just offer jobs; they craft careers. With a benefits package tailored to your life, you’ll find everything you need to thrive both professionally and personally:

  • Comprehensive health insurance with employer contributions.
  • Employer-funded Health Reimbursement Account.
  • Flex Spending Accounts for health and dependent care.
  • Full coverage for Employee Life and AD&D Insurance.
  • Optional coverage for your family’s life and AD&D.
  • Complete employer-paid Short and Long-Term Disability.
  • A 401k to secure your future, with a generous employer match.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Program for when life throws a curveball.


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