Associate Director / Director of Toxicology Services

Job Location
San Diego, CA
Job Description

Provides strategic and operational direction for liver toxicology services. 
Partners with sales and business development to evaluate and scope projects. 
Provides peer-to-peer support to principal investigators in partner / customer organizations sets priorities and coordinates work schedules with manufacturing and commercial, and owns reporting to customers and upper management. 
Will oversee, all operational work related to liver toxicology services, including: resource planning and budgeting, project management, ensuring compliance with all relevant SOPs and policies, directing the development of expanded assays and services to enhance commercial offerings, and organizational leadership and performance monitoring. 
Will be the key liaison between manufacturing, commercial, and R&D to ensure data, reporting, pricing, scheduling, and delivery expectations are aligned. 
Will also interact with Quality to ensure compliance in study execution, reporting, and timeliness in collecting and evaluating performance metrics and conducting CAPA procedures as required.


PhD preferred, though strong candidates with M.S. degree and 10+ years of relevant industrial experience, including the direct leadership of technical teams will be considered 

Must have a minimum of 5 years of relevant service industry experience in running relevant cell biology projects and programs 
Domain expertise in liver/toxicology 

Experience as a Study Director with toxicology background/product management 

Excellent strategic and tactical skills with the ability to influence decisions at a senior level, both internally and externally, and able to communicate issues in a scientifically sound manner 

Experienced in resource planning, with a track record of adhering to budgets and timelines 

Ability to successfully manage and prioritize multiple projects and demands simultaneously and to rapidly adjust to changing priorities and work effectively under pressure. 

Ability to think ahead and plan both short term and long term goals for the company. Ability to anticipate and solve practical problems and or resolving issues. 

Demonstrated ability to understand, evaluate, interpret and synthesize data. 

Strong time management and organizational skills 

Ability to relate and work with a wide range of people to achieve results 

May be responsible for providing direction to cross functional teams 

Ability to work in a matrixed reporting structure 

Strong customer relations experience. 

Values-based leadership: integrity, trust, collaborative with high ethical standards 

Solutions-oriented problem solver; risk-mitigation skills 

Motivates others to do their best; celebrates differences; team-oriented 

Dynamic self-starter with a drive for results 

Flexible and resilient; ability to deal with ambiguity 

Ability to make sound decisions quickly; able to solicit input broadly across the organization and translate input into action plans that are communicated clearly

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