Drug Safety Team Lead, Toxicology

Pearl River, New York
June 18 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

In this role, the individual will serve as the Drug Safety, Research and Development representative on multidisciplinary project teams developing vaccines, biologics, and/or small molecule drugs. The DSTL is responsible for developing and implementing the nonclinical safety strategy for projects from Idea to Loss of Exclusivity (LoE). The role of the DSTL is to coordinate all activities supporting the nonclinical safety strategy in order to achieve project team objectives and goals, and support stage-gate transitions. In this role, the individual would identify potential toxicities as well as create strategies to either mitigate or monitor these risks in the clinic. Within Drug Safety, Research and Development, the DSTL will work hand in hand with various specialty lines (e.g. immunosafety sciences, pathology, investigative toxicology, general toxicology, etc) to ensure that all supportive studies and potential safety risks are fully understood. The DSTL works closely with the therapeutic area lead (TAL) to communicate project progress and achieve alignment on timelines, risk management, de-risking strategies, etc. In addition, DSTLs serve as nonclinical safety Subject Matter Experts (SMEs), working in collaboration with Regulatory Strategy Leads on regulatory submissions and responses to regulatory queries. The DSTL will represent DSRD at project-related regulatory interactions, support in-licensing reviews, and may take on additional roles depending on their qualifications.

  • Attend Project Team meetings, develop expertise in project area, and engage on all related aspects of the project e.g., efficacy, druggability, and clinical safety
  • Attain knowledge of the target, awareness of the competition, and knowledge of global regulatory guidelines
  • Prepare DSRD portions for internal documents, and regulatory dossiers (IND/IMPD, NDA/MAA etc) and regulatory query responses in collaboration with regulatory colleagues.
  • Represent DSRD at project-related Regulatory Agency meetings (e.g., pre-IND, EOP-II, Pre- NDA)
  • Ensure that the DSRD TAL, is kept fully apprised of the progress of a project, both in terms of the overall picture (e.g. timelines, risk management, de-risking strategies, issues from other lines) and the details of study results.
  • Issues management - work with TAL and other DSRD experts as appropriate, to develop de-risking strategies for Toxicology issues.
  • DSTLs will be the primary candidates for in-licensing reviews.

  • Ph.D or DVM with ideally 1-3 years drug development or biopharmaceutical experience.
  • 1-5 years of experience in basic and applied research and development preferably in pharma and/or mid-size/large biotech

  • Additional relevant certifications such as DABT, DACVP, etc.

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Last Date to Apply for Job: June 25th, 2021

Additional Location Information: Pearl River, NY; Cambridge, MA


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