Senior Toxicologist

    • Guildford, United Kingdom

Site Name: UK - Surrey - Weybridge
Posted Date: Apr 23 2020
Senior Toxicologist

GSK is looking for a Senior Toxicologist to contribute medical/scientific excellence and, as required, project-based leadership of Toxicology and associated nonclinical activities across the global GlaxoSmithKline Consumer Healthcare (GSKCH) organisation.

The role will serve as a resource of scientific excellence, dedicated to delivering professional high-quality toxicological expertise to ensure the safety of all new and existing GSKCH products. Interacting with internal teams, such as Category, Category Medical, Regional Medical, Clinical Development and GSK Pharma teams, as well as external groups and individuals, such as Trade Associations, Academic researchers, Contract Research Organisations, Health Care Practitioners, Government agencies, and Health Care Organisations to help achieve company objectives and to build GSKCH reputation.

The role will have accountability for and oversight of the following activities with the complexity of multiple stakeholders, different Regions and Local Operating Companies with complex governance and business expectations:

  • Escalation of all toxicology issues affecting the GSKCH business to Toxicology Director
  • Ensures effective and timely communication of key safety issues, scientific information and risk assessments for those categories/ sub-categories they have responsibility
  • Implement planning, monitoring and reporting of toxicology studies.
  • Support the implementation and compliance of the corporate animal testing policy and associated GSKCH operating procedures in conduct of animal research.
  • Collate, summarise and interpret toxicological and other relevant data to be used either internally or to be submitted to regulatory authorities.
  • Represent and/or provide oversight for GSKCH business on key industry initiatives related to toxicology and/or animal welfare issues. Specifically Trade Association groups (e.g. CTPA, PCPC, CHPA, Cosmetics Europe) and industry alliances to provide expert advice in support of business interests and act as focal point for communication with relevant therapeutic categories/businesses.
  • Assist in the management of project-related spend

Candidate requirements
  • Extensive experience in preclinical pharmacology and toxicology in the CRO or pharmaceutical industry.
  • Expertise in assay development, ADME, preclinical pharmacology and toxicology.
  • Knowledge of cosmetic development requirements, medical devices and drugs will be an advantage.
  • Proven track record of research ability and independent academic thought is required.
  • Basic competency in management of all major types of regulatory toxicology studies, particularly a detailed knowledge of the principles of in vitro toxicology and a strong understanding of the cosmetics/drug development process is critical. Experience with specific product categories and/or therapeutic areas is a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience of preclinical data requirements and regulatory guidelines (EU and rest of the world Cosmetic Directives) would be preferred.
  • Proven experience in preclinical toxicology. Proven ability to manage preclinical studies.
  • Well-organised, able to review and monitor work conducted by others, especially at contractors/partners.

As a company driven by our values of Patient focus, Transparency, Respect and Integrity, we know inclusion and diversity are essential for us to be able to succeed. We want all our colleagues to thrive at GSK bringing their unique experiences, ensuring they feel good and to keep growing their careers. As a candidate for a role, we want you to feel the same way.

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