Director Toxicology

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Based in San Francisco and reporting to the Sr. Director, Translational Development in the Clinical Development Department, Vir Biotechnology seeks Director of Toxicology candidates who are highly self-motivated and can work in a collaborative fashion with other interdisciplinary team members in a fast-paced startup that seeks to transform infectious diseases.


  • Designs and Performs toxicology studies with CROs in collaboration with others on projects pertaining to toxicology studies to support first human dose, investigational new drug, and new drug application program. 
  • Provides analysis and interpretation in preparation for final reports. 
  • Helps ensure regulatory submission and compliance. 
  • Works as part of a multidisciplinary team to bring discovery candidates into development. 
  • Assists in the preparation of documents and annual investigational new drugs and new drugs application reports. 
  • Will work as part of the clinical development team and willing to engage in non-toxicology projects, assisting with infectious diseases pre-clinical (in vitro and in vivo experiments) and clinical (i.e., engaging CROs, reviewing pathogen endpoints assays, help with immunological data acquisition, etc.). 
  • Will work on proof of concepts in the infectious disease area collecting and analyzing data to enable clinical studies.
  • Generate literature reviews. 


  • The successful candidate will have the knowledge, experience, and skills typically developed by a strong track record of accomplishment in the field of toxicology.
  • BLA or NDA experience will be highly valued in this search.
  • Candidate has demonstrated a focus on anti-infective biologics (monoclonal antibodies and/or vaccines).
  • Excellent scientific written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Must possess a proven ability to work highly effectively with multiple departments.
  • Candidate will have to show willingness to learn new areas of expertise.
  • Must be capable of working with attention to detail in a time sensitive environment.
  • Strong familiarity with good clinical practices and International Conference on Harmonization Guidelines is preferred.
  • Innate flexibility to work in a rapidly growing matrixed environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to lead, interact with, focus, resolve conflict and drive consensus among individuals from a variety of cultures, and disciplines.


  • 10+ years of relevant experience in industry with PhD in toxicology, and preferably with ID biologics specialization or relevant work.
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology. 

Location: San Francisco, CA
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