Job title: Principal Scientist, Pharmacology & Toxicology
Job type: Permanent
Emp type: Full-time
Location: San Diego, CA
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Pharmaceuticals - Preclinical
Salary type: Annual
Salary: USD $130,000.00
Job published: 2019-02-25
Job ID: 32230
Contact name: Hannah Rogac
Contact email:

Job Description

Principal Scientist (Pharmacology & Toxicology)

Harrison Frazer are currently working with a mid-size pharmaceutical company focused on developing therapies to treat genetic disease. They are looking for a Principal Scientist to join their team and provide scientific leadership and expertise within the fields of pharmacology and toxicology. 

The position is based in San Diego, California. 


  • Plan, implement and organize nonclinical pharmacology & toxicology studies 
  • Interpret & report nonclinical study data throughout all stages of development, including the communication of findings between scientists and collaborators
  • Work with CROs and other collaborators, including preparing study reports and protocols in line with client needs
  • Ensure project milestones/timelines are met in line with internal and external requirements
  • Provide knowledge and expertise to pharmacology & toxicology scientists in relation to preclinical studies


  • PhD in Pharmacology/Toxicology/similar
  • 5+ years' experience working in the pharmaceutical/biotechnology industry
  • Working in field of genetic disease is a plus
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of GLP
  • Experience preparing regulatory documentation (IND, NDA etc.)
  • Significant experience in the design and implementation of pharmacology/toxicology studies
  • Experience working alongside other PhD-level scientists
  • Ideal candidate will have experience mentoring research associate level scientists
  • Strong problem solving and communication skills (written and oral)

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