Senior/Principal Scientist, Preclinical Development

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Posted: 07/18/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 13522

Our client in Menlo Park is looking to have a Senior/Principal Scientist, Preclinical Development join their growing team!

Our Company Bio: Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001, Bayside was recognized as one of the fastest growing professional staffing companies in Northern California. The numbers tell the story: We have close to a 100% client retention rate, 700% growth in four plus years and over 95% repeat business. Our dedication to building partnership relationships with both our clients and our recruits is the key to our phenomenal success.

You can find additional information on our company website at

Senior/Principal Scientist, Preclinical Development

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to significantly impart the future of the company’ s operations
  • A competitive base salary
  • On the job training, both in person/online

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Edit and write preclinical study reports
  • Collaborate  with members of the Preclinical Development to evaluate therapeutic candidates in normal and ocular diseased models
  • Design preclinical studies (GLP and non-GLP) for inclusion in regulatory submissions, including pharmacology, toxicology, and biodistribution/shedding studies
  • Monitor conduct of preclinical study with CROs
  • Write preclinical sections for preclinical submissions
  • Work closely with other functional areas and colleagues to insure that all studies are performed in a quality, timely and scientific manner
  • Collaborate with other project team members on development strategy
  • Develop, and write, position papers on safety, pharmacology and mode of action to support product development
  • Develop safety-related issue mitigation or resolution plans and coordinate execution of the experimental plan as required
  • Prepare and edit non-clinical documents for regulatory submission (e.g. IBs, and regulatory briefing documents)
  • Maintains a current understanding of pharmacology and toxicology literature and methodology, as well as the scientific literature related to the specific drug discovery projects
  • The Scientist will report directly to the Head of Preclinical Development

Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in Biological Sciences, Toxicology, Pharmacology
  • 6-8 years drug development experience, with minimum 3 years working in industrial pharmaceutical toxicology/safety assessment drug development
  • Proven experience in design, coordination, analysis and documentation of preclinical studies
  • Ability to synthesize and interpret diverse, multidisciplinary data sets
  • Extensive knowledge/understanding of pharmacology pathways and MoAs relating to the IND-enablement of biologic programs with preference given to gene therapy programs
  • Excellent scientific writing and editing as well as written/oral communication skills with several years of professional experience in medical or scientific writing
  • The ability to work independently and to collaborate with a multi-disciplined group in a goal- and team- oriented setting is required
  • Proficiency with MS Office and common laboratory software (GraphPad Prism, etc.)

Jaimie Malalis
Corporate Recruiter

My passion has always been helping people. As a Corporate Recruiter at Bayside Solutions, I take pride in helping people, building long lasting relationships, and assisting new hires along their journey here. What I enjoy the most about HR, especially recruiting, is collaborating with the team. My goal is to continually deliver on two things: your experience as a candidate and making sure I place you in the right job. Where both aspects, the new hire and the company not only embrace, but solidify our exhilarating culture. We are currently looking to build our team and I would love to assist in your next venture!
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