Head of Preclinical Toxicology – Neuroscience, Neurodegeneration, CNS

08 Jan 2019
04 Mar 2019
ST- Biotech Tox
Contract Type

We have an exciting opportunity as the Head of Toxicology at an established biotechnology company based in Cambridge, England. This is a fantastic opportunity for an experienced toxicologist to enter into a strategic senior position with huge potential for future development.



To provide nonclinical toxicology and safety advice and support to the company projects

The creation and implementation of in-vitro and in-vivo strategies to predict, assess and mitigate target and compound related safety risks

To lead the development and execution of non-clinical safety drug development plans for novel therapeutics in accordance with relevant ICH, FDA and EMA guidelines

Oversight of the conduct of GLP safety packages to support preclinical development programs

Timelines, CRO selection, contract negotiations, protocol preparation and review, study conduct, report preparation, report review and finalisation

Design and dose selection for GLP and non-GLP toxicology/safety pharmacology studies

Contracting and study monitoring GLP and non-GLP toxicology/safety pharmacology studies

Preparation and/or review of nonclinical safety portions of IND submissions, briefing packages for regulatory meetings and investigator brochures

Integrate findings from pharmacology, clinical pharmacology, DMPK, toxicokinetic and toxicology studies to project margins of safety


Awareness of PKPD approaches and application to safety risk assessment




PHD (or equivalent experience) in Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pathology or related scientific discipline

A minimum of 5 years industry experience in pharmaceutical/ biotechnology/ CRO non clinical safety environment




By clicking “apply” you will be sending your CV to Simon Trebilcock at Barrington James. Simon is a Specialist Scientific Recruiter with 5 years recruitment experience, a MSc in Molecular Biology and a BSc in Chemistry. Simon will discuss the opportunity in detail with you facilitate your application and will manage the process acting as a link between the company and yourself. He will assist in all elements of the process, facilitate the offer process, keep in contact throughout your notice period and even catch up with you during your first week in your new role.


This opportunity has understandably been incredibly popular. We encourage all interested candidates to apply without delay as it is likely that recruitment will close prematurely. Please direct all questions (if necessary) to “Simon” at strebilcock (at) barringtonjames (dot) com alongside a copy of your CV.

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