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General Toxicology Study Director Lead

La Jolla, California, United States;Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States;
Closing date
Jun 26, 2022

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Health Sciences, Toxicology
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Why Patients Need You

Pfizer's purpose is to deliver breakthroughs that change patients' lives. Research and Development is at the heart of fulfilling Pfizer's purpose as we work to translate advanced science and technologies into the therapies and vaccines that matter most. Whether you are in the discovery sciences, ensuring drug safety and efficacy, or supporting clinical trials, you will apply cutting edge design and process development capabilities to accelerate and bring the best-in-class medicines to patients around the world.

What You Will Achieve

Drug Safety Research & Development (DSRD) is a global organization that provides input into drug target selection, helps identify promising drug candidates, discovers and develops biomarker and screening assays, and leads the conduct and interpretation of toxicology studies in support of clinical development programs and registration. Within DSRD, Global Toxicology executes general and specialized in vivo toxicology and safety pharmacology study strategies to aid in compound selection and enable clinical development across all phases for all therapeutic areas and modalities, derisk and manage issues, and communicate key information to support decision making in the drug development process.

The General Toxicology Study Director Lead is responsible for General Toxicology study management activities globally supporting the people, portfolio, innovation and productivity goals of DSRD and WRD M . This position provide s strong leadership to the global DSRD General Toxicology colleagues encouraging an environment that enables every colleague to fully contribute, models the Pfizer Leadership Behaviors and Values , and embeds a rewarding scientific climate. This position is responsible for enabling and supporting the Global Toxicology busi ne ss model to deliver the WRD M portfolio. The General Toxicology Study Director Lead is responsible for the global management of S tudy D irectors / S tudy M onitors and the review and approval of General Toxicology work including study design, data interpretation, report writing , and study finalization . The General Toxicology Study Director Lead evaluate s current processes and lead s teams to design and implement new procedures to improve quality, capacity , and efficiency for all aspects of General Toxicology studies conducted either internally or at a Contract Research Organization.

All regulatory responsibilities are performed in compliance with applicable regulatory standards.

How You Will Achieve It
      • L eadership and management of the General Toxicology S tudy D irector / S tudy M onitor functions within DSRD
      • D evelop ment of the strategic direction for the General Toxicology group as well as assuring effective implementation and execution of initiatives
      • Professional development, hiring and management of S tudy D irectors / S tudy M onitors
      • Overall quality of Toxicology studies , ensuring compliance with GLP regulations, SOPs and Safety regulations, and timely reporting
      • Review of internal and external draft protocols to ensure scientific integrity and assess resource demand
      • Review of internal and external draft reports to ensure quality, valid interpretation of study results, and appropriate integration of all individual contributor components
      • R eview and redesign of processes used for both internal and external General Toxicology studies; lead teams to implement changes and hold responsible colleagues accountable
      • Serve as an expert consultant in toxicological and pharmacological sciences to other departments as necessary
      • Participate, as needed, as Drug Safety Team Lead (DSTL), maximum 40%
      • Participate, as needed, in global efforts or teams ensuring the quality and continuous improvement of the toxicology product
      • Participate, as needed, on issue management teams
      • Influence the external environment in the Toxicology discipline


      • Ph.D. or D.V.M. or equivalent experience with relevant experience in the Pharmaceutical industry
      • Board Certification in Toxicology or Veterinary Pathology highly desirable
      • At least 5 years of experience in a toxicology leadership position in industry

      • Demonstrated capability in relevant experience
      • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively, lead, and manage in a matrixed, multi-line environment

      Work Location Assignment: Flexible

      Candidate demonstrates a breadth of diverse leadership experiences and capabilities including: the ability to influence and collaborate with peers, develop and coach others, oversee and guide the work of other colleagues to achieve meaningful outcomes and create business impact.




      Relocation support available

      Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

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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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