Scientist - Development Toxicology
Genentech, Inc. - South San Francisco, CA

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The Department of Safety Assessment at Genentech provides scientific leadership and plays an active role in the process of drug development from the discovery period through marketed products. We are seeking a Scientist in the Department of Safety Assessment to support drug development. This role will involve working in a collaborative team environment as part of the comprehensive safety assessment of Genentech therapeutics by providing toxicology representation to biotherapeutics programs. Responsibilities: Successful Scientist candidates will provide scientific leadership and play an active role in the process of drug development from late-stage discovery through marketed products.

Working in a collaborative team environment, the Scientist/toxicologist leads the safety assessment of Genentech therapeutics by creating a best-evidence synthesis of existing knowledge and comprehensive investigations of toxicologic activity. The successful candidate will design and supervise toxicology studies to support the goals of biotherapeutics project teams, work closely with Study Monitors, Pathologists and Pharmacokineticists to deliver high quality GLP and non-GLP in vivo study reports and, as needed, represent Genentech in meetings with regulatory authorities. Responsibilities include interdisciplinary project team membership, preparation and review of regulatory documentation, study reports and manuscripts, participation in toxicology and pharmacology initiatives, and other active cross-functional collaborations. Additional responsibilities include investigations into mechanisms of toxicity, proactive management of potential safety liabilities and communication of impact to teams and governance committees.

Experience with cross-functional teams and capability to build productive cross-functional collaborations both within and external to Genentech are desired. In addition to activities listed, Senior Scientist candidates will provide independent leadership in the design and implementation of safety assessment strategies for Genentech’s project portfolios and lead or provide support to interdepartmental and cross-industry initiatives. May provide supervision, mentoring, and career development to toxicologists. Who You AreA PhD and post-doctorate or equivalent experience in toxicology or a relevant field along with a minimum of 3 to 5 years relevant experience in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology/CRO industry related to toxicology.

Experience with biotherapeutics is required. Board certification in toxicology is desirable. The successful candidate must also demonstrate strong decision-making, complex problem-solving, critical data analysis and interpretation, excellent written and verbal communication skills; and the ability to build productive cross-functional collaborations both within and external to Genentech. Senior Scientist candidates require a minimum of 8 years experience in pharmaceutical toxicology with biotherapeutics, with demonstrated evidence of leadership and scientific impact the field.

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