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Director / Senior Director: Head of Nonclinical Safety Assessment

KSQ Therapeutics is seeking an exceptional, innovative and highly motivated Director / Senior Director: Head of Nonclinical Safety Assessment to establish and lead a hybrid organization responsible for nonclinical safety assessment to enable KSQ’s discovery and development drug portfolio. In collaboration with key business partners, the successful candidate will play an important role developing short- and long-term strategies to evaluate the biological profile of any therapeutic targets under consideration. In addition, this individual will be responsible for the oversight and interpretation of safety assessment studies needed to advance KSQ drug candidates into and through clinical trials. This person will have responsibility to create and maintain a budget to deploy both internal and external resources efficiently, be expected to exert broad influence across the organization, both scientifically and strategically, in addition to ensuring the successful growth of a strong portfolio of novel drug candidates. The successful individual will join a dynamic, enthusiastic, interdisciplinary, and collaborative team of scientists.


Key Qualifications

  • PhD in toxicology or a related field with 10+ years of industry experience in drug candidate nonclinical safety assessment or comparable work-relevant acquired experience in the same field
  • Proven ability to build and lead a world-class organization employing both internal and external resources
  • Extensive experience interfacing with, and providing scientific guidance to CRO partners as well as proven ability to work efficiently in a hybrid model
  • Demonstrated expertise and a track record of success in guiding drug candidates from discovery, development and into clinical trials.
  • Broad expertise in performing safety assessment of novel biological targets
  • Proven track record of successfully progressing small molecule at stages of discovery and nonclinical development. Working knowledge of nonclinical safety assessment of large molecule drug candidates would be an asset
  • A track record of communicating scientific concepts and strategies effectively, including a publication record in top-tier, peer reviewed journals
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to work with the leadership team, within a portfolio of project teams, across functions, and within academic and industry collaborations
  • Commitment to quality, attention to detail, and team player mentality is a must.

  • Responsibilities

  • Responsible and accountable for establishing nonclinical toxicology infrastructure in a hybrid model at KSQ, developing interactions with CRO partners and aligning resources in a manner consistent with the organization’s priorities and objectives to build a strong portfolio of drug candidates
  • Takes ownership of the design, execution and interpretation of critical studies as well as creation of high quality documents supporting regulatory filings
  • Provides strategic and scientific leadership in toxicology and nonclinical safety assessment to enable the progression of drug candidates from discovery to clinical trials
  • Contributes broadly at the drug portfolio level and influences across departments and throughout the organization
  • Develops and delivers scientific reports and presentations internally or externally as needed
  • Functions as a strategic and scientific leader as part of an interdisciplinary team contributing to the advancement and delivery of clinical candidates
  • Periodic travel, including internationally, is required to develop and foster collaborations with CRO partners
  • Benefits

    An overall compensation package including: competitive base salary and benefits, bonus potential and stock options.

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