Senior Scientist, Toxicology

Boulder, Colorado
April 01 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Senior Scientist
Role Summary

This position is responsible for designing and performing safety pharmacology and toxicology in-house and contracted studies. She/he will provide scientific guidance to project teams in drug discovery and development. The ideal candidate will be able to act independently and collaboratively, with additional responsibilities including project team representation and new target identification.


Conduct In-house Routine Research in Toxicology and Safety Pharmacology
  • Design and perform non-GLP toxicology studies
  • In vivo data collection, analysis, and interpretation
  • Keep overall corporate strategy/objectives aligned with role
  • Review QC, QA and TK data as they relate to GLP studies, risk assessment and early clinical development.

Design and Monitor IND-enabling GLP Toxicology Studies
  • Preparing nonclinical regulatory submissions
  • Select CROs for study conduct and quote preparation
  • Manage study oversight
  • Excellent communication skills necessary with research partners

Management Support of Staff
  • Manage and provide guidance (scientific and career-related) to direct reports
  • Train staff as needed
  • Serve as management resource for employee growth and development

Scientific Knowledge
  • Maintain awareness of scientific and regulatory literature
  • Serve as a new target toxicology representative for the Boulder site
  • Present scientific data at national and international scientific and pharmaceutical industry meetings

Maintain a Positive Work Culture
  • Embraces the Company's Mission Statement, Corporate Goals, Core Values, and Vision Statements, ultimately working together as a cohesive team.
  • Responds positively and quickly to voicemails, emails, and employee concerns
  • T reats all employees with dignity and respect
  • Actively participates in company functions

Basic Qualifications
  • PhD with 0-3 years' relevant experience
  • Experience in the pharmaceutical industry preferred (but not a requirement)
  • In vivo rodent experience preferred
  • Experience managing employees
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both written and oral

Physical/Mental Requirements
  • Must be able to work with rodents
  • Must be able to lift 15 lbs
  • Work requires some exertion and dexterity such as standing, sitting, walking, bending, reaching, lifting light objects, and handling small rodents in the vivarium

Non-Standard Work Schedule, Travel and Environment Requirements
  • Must be willing and able to work after hours and some weekends as needed to ensure study integrity
  • Travel may be required to monitor studies, attend meetings and conferences

Other Job Details
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus
  • Eligible for Relocation Package


The annual base salary for this position ranges from $80,000 to $133,300 . In addition, this position offers an annual bonus with a target of 12.5 % of the base salary and eligibility to participate in our share based long term incentive program. Benefits offered include a retirement savings plan, paid vacation, holiday and personal days, paid caregiver/parental and medical leave, and health benefits to include medical, prescription drug, dental and vision coverage in accordance with the terms and conditions of the applicable plans.

Sunshine Act

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EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.

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