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Sr. Scientist to Associate Director/Director, Toxicology

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CompanyKumquat Biosciences
LocationSan Diego
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Sr. Scientist to Associate Director/Director, Toxicology

Location: San Diego, CA 92121
Position type: Full time
Job Code: KB-DMPK
Required education: Ph.D. Degree /Master’s Degree
Area(s) of expertise desired: life science or chemistry, 


Description:  Kumquat Biosciences is committed to the discovery and development of innovative drugs to transform cancer treatments. Kumquat brings together an accomplished management team and distinguished scientific founder to translate innovative research to novel therapeutics.  Our team has a proven track record of drug discovery and development, having played pivotal roles in the discovery of multiple clinical-stage compounds as well as approved drug for the treatment of cancer and immune-mediated inflammatory diseases.


We are currently seeking an enthusiastic and highly motivated Toxicologist to join our experienced drug discovery and development team in San Diego. This candidate will report to the Sr. Director of Preclinical R&D, and work closely with members within DMPK, biology and chemistry team to drive early discovery research programs into early clinical development while providing scientific and technical expertise.  

This toxicologist is hands-on role that requires close collaboration with all levels of Exact Sciences. He or she will provide scientific and regulatory support in nonclinical/toxicology data review, design non-GLP and GLP protocols, write/reviews nonclinical section of regulatory submissions, contract/manage on-site and off-site monitoring and reports for nonclinical studies. 


Role responsibilities:

  • Good understanding of pharmaceutical drug development.
  • Experience in safety assessment with pharmaceutical products.
  • Provide applied, mechanistic, and regulatory expertise for assessment of pharmaceutical products.
  • Serve as the toxicology representative on multifunction project teams, including ownership of the nonclinical safety program, actively support the integration of early nonclinical safety strategies throughout development.
  • Plan, design and effectively manage and oversee the conduct of toxicology program to support the selection and timely development of potential drugs.


  • Bachelor/Master/ Ph.D. degree required, preferably in a scientific discipline.
  • 5+ years of experience in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical company required.
  • Experienced as a non-clinical safety assessment representative to a cross-functional development and/or discovery teams in a pharmaceutical setting.
  • Experience working in and/or with Contract Research Organizations (CROs)
  • Experience serving as a Study Director/Project Toxicologist for non-clinical safety studies in applied research and development in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Experience with regulatory submissions and responses.

Kumquat Biosciences offers an attractive salary and benefits package, including equity incentives. 

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