Study Monitor Toxicology

Regulatory Toxicology and Safety Pharmacology, AstraZeneca R&D is looking for a Toxicology Study Monitor to support the design, conduct and reporting of non-clinical in vivo studies at Contract Research Organisations (CROs)

Study Monitor Toxicology

Cambridge, UK

Competitive salary and benefits

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Regulatory Toxicology and Safety Pharmacology, AstraZeneca R&D is looking for a Toxicology Study Monitor to support the design, conduct and reporting of non-clinical in vivo studies at Contract Research Organisations (CROs)

What you’ll do

You’ll play a pivotal role in delivering our pipeline, working closely with many partners, including our Project Toxicologists, to provide expert input into the design, conduct and interpretation of non-clinical toxicity studies, ensuring the delivery of high quality toxicological documentation to enable clinical studies and marketing authorisation of our medicines.


You will have overall responsibility for the toxicology/safety studies run at CROs. You will be expected to work as an empowered and accountable member of the study team, supporting all aspects of study design, execution and reporting.

You should:

  • Understand the practices, principles and concepts associated with planning and delivering a fit for purpose non-clinical study program.
  • Work closely with AZ Project Toxicologists, other internal experts and the CRO Study Director to design and report high quality regulatory studies to agreed deadlines, communicating results to cross functional project teams.
  • Be the accountable point of contact for communication with CROs at all stages of studies, including on site study visits (some travel therefore required).
  • Be seen as an expert on in vivo studies; contribute to and challenge study design concepts applying good scientific principals and utilising your experience of in vivo toxicology

Essential criteria

  • Required expertise and experience
  • MS or BS in Pharmacology, Toxicology or a related Natural Science subject area.
  • Safety assessment experience from non-clinical research and development work within the pharmaceutical and/or CRO industry.
  • Experienced in vivo toxicologist with hands on experience working as either a GLP Study Director and/or Study Monitor for in vivo non-clinical toxicology studies.
  • Good command of pharmacological and/or toxicological principles and methods and the ability to rapidly familiarise with new therapeutic approaches.
  • Familiarity with, and the application of, appropriate regulatory principles and guidelines and the passion to work within and contribute to the subject area of Toxicology in a drug development setting.
  • A dedicated team player with excellent communication and influencing skills with experience working in multidisciplinary matrix teams.
  • Results orientated with high scientific standards in combination with a delivery focus to support project execution.

Desirable criteria

  • Strong candidates will be familiar with the full range of regulatory toxicology study types including all delivery routes, species and a range of modalities.
  • Experience in working with advanced modalities (e.g. saRNA, vaccines or immune therapies) would be an advantage

Why AstraZeneca?

Pioneer a new future to meet global healthcare challenges. At AstraZeneca we’re dedicated to being a Great Place to Work. Where you are empowered to push the boundaries of science and unleash your entrepreneurial spirit. There’s no better place to make a difference to medicine, patients and society. An inclusive culture that champions diversity and collaboration. Always committed to lifelong learning, growth and development.

So, what’s next?

Complete your application before the below closing date.

This role is open from 18th February 2022, and we welcome your application by the 4th March 2022.

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