Position: Toxicologist in Pre-Clinical Drug Development

Zug, Steve szug at neurocrine.com
Wed Dec 13 10:54:26 EST 2000

Neurocrine is a growing biotech/pharmaceutical company with five drugs
currently in clinical trials.  Our pre-clinical development is expanding and
is now seeking to fill a newly created position.  The ideal candidate will
have a MS degree in toxicology, but we will consider other potential
candidates including PhD's seeking a post-doc assignment.  Neurocrine is
located in San Diego, CA.
Preclinical Development/Toxicology 
Responsibilities: Responsible for the development, validation and
implementation of in vitro systems for assessment of general and mechanistic
toxicity. In vitro systems include, but are not limited to, one or more of
the following: primary cell cultures such as isolated hepatocytes, perfused
organ systems, in vitro tissue slices, studies with established cell lines,
and/or microsomal preparations. The candidate will also be responsible for
the performance of study-related procedures, protocol compliance, and data
analysis, interpretation and reporting. 
Qualifications: Requires a MS in toxicology, pharmacology, physiology, cell
biology, animal sciences or related fields and one year experience in
industrial preclinical drug development, or a BS with 3-5 years experience.
Requires proficiency in technical procedures conducting toxicological
studies in in vitro models. Experience in working with rodents is also
necessary, including handling, clinical observations, dosing, surgical
procedures and necropsy. Experience with analytical instrumentation,
including HPLC and LC/MS highly desirable. Proficiency with data
documentation and acquisition systems required. Must be a team player,
self-starter, and have the ability to work in the fast paced environment of
preclinical development of novel compounds. 
Please respond to:
Stephen M. Zug
Technical Recruiter
szug at neurocrine.com (best mode of communication)
P: 858-320-7503
F: 858-623-3397
Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.
10555 Science Center Drive
San Diego, CA 92121


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