Head of Oncology Toxicology

Our client is a late-stage clinical biotechnology company. They have asked us to assist them in a search for a Head of Oncology Toxicology.  

Major tasks and responsibilities include:
  • Inspires scientific leadership and set a leading strategy for Oncology Safety.
  • Is responsible for all non-clinical safety aspects.
  • Manages individual performance as well as significant budget and resources.
  • Contributes to the internal global innovative safety strategy.
  • Identifies internal and external industry trends and anticipate future changes that impact the success of non-clinical safety support to the oncology portfolio.
  • Advances safety science through groundbreaking capabilities, application of data science and AI.
  • Supports and collaborates with the Head of Safety Sciences in scientific and managerial responsibilities.
  • Identifies internal and external industry trends and anticipates future changes that impact on oncology safety science.
  • Promotes inclusion and diversity agendas to build successful teams within and across departments, supporting talent development and create a great place work.

We seek candidates with the following qualifications:
  • A PhD (Toxicology, Pharmacology, Biology or, Pathology), DVM or Medical degree is required.
  • Requires 10-15 years of experience.
  • Must have strong leadership skills and line management experience with a positive team engaging attitude and a track record in the leadership, management and talent development of individuals and teams.
  • A track record of leading impact on drug R&D within pharmaceutical industry with a strong focus on safety assessment is required.
  • Must have experience of research and project impact relevant to oncology spanning small molecule, large molecule, and biologic therapeutics.
  • Demonstrated project safety impact from target selection through clinical development is required.
  • Must have a track record of scientific innovation: leading cutting-edge, and new to the industry science.
  • Must have leadership experience in non-clinical safety vs oncology drug discovery and development from the pharmaceutical industry or biotech sector.
  • A strong track record of publishing in high impact journals is required.
  • Must have experience of leading external collaborations and external partnerships.
  • Must be comfortable financial and scientific/technical information.
If interested, please apply directly to this job posting. No calls please. Include your daytime phone number and we will contact you confidentially or reply to your email.

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