Toxicology Vancouver, BC Vancouver, BC Canada


Why Work for Us?

Innovation. Act with Integrity. Collaboration. Embrace Diversity. Care

We come from many countries, cultures, races, ethnicities, abilities and nationalities. We bring our passions including singing, biking, swimming, dancing, cooking, volunteering, parenting, coaching and much more! We are proud of our nearly equal balance of men and women and strengthened by our non-binary and transgender team members. Every employee belongs.

We offer challenging career opportunities, competitive benefits and an environment that recognizes and rewards performance.

Company Description

Zymeworks is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company dedicated to the discovery, development and commercialization of next-generation bispecific and multifunctional biotherapeutics, initially focused on the treatment of cancer.  Zymeworks’ suite of complementary therapeutic platforms and its fully-integrated drug development engine provide the flexibility and compatibility to precisely engineer and develop highly-differentiated product candidates.

Zymeworks is seeking a highly-motivated professional who is looking to grow their career with our company.  

This position will report to the Director, Toxicology and will be based in either in Vancouver, BC or Seattle, WA.

As a condition of employment, Zymeworks requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 and provide verification of such.

Key Responsibilities

  • Design, implementation, monitoring, data analysis and reporting of both investigative and regulatory nonclinical toxicology studies
  • Toxicology functional area representative on multidisciplinary project teams for pipeline and clinical stage programs
  • Ensure appropriate timeline management and scientific oversight of CROs for non-GLP and GLP compliant studies conducted externally
  • Willingness to implement and advance applications of digital pathology to make microscopic findings more readily accessible to non-pathology scientific staff
  • Review toxicology study reports including all data and interpretations of findings.
  • Prepare verbal and written summaries of data for presentation and communication with non-pathology scientific staff for internal discussions and decision making.
  • Contribute to various regulatory documents to support IND-enabling and clinical stage activities.

Education and Certification Requirements:

  • PhD. or equivalent in Toxicology, Pathology, or related health science field with working knowledge of clinical pathology strongly preferred
  • Certification by the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) desirable, particularly in the absence of a PhD
  • DVM is advantageous, but not required.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry or a CRO as study monitor or study director and preferably in the areas of new biologic therapies and or immune-oncology products
  • Working knowledge of GLP regulations, ICH and other regulatory guidance documents, and experience conducting, and monitoring toxicology studies are critical
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, at all levels inside and outside the organization are essential
  • Experience in supporting drug development teams and preparing IND filings is beneficial
  • Must be detail-oriented with strong documentation practices and organizational skills, with a commitment to quality and accountability
  • Proficient at working independently as well as in a collaborative team setting
  • Embody and champion Zymeworks’ values: Act with Integrity. Collaborate. Care.
  • Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict confidentiality on matters that require discretion.

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Zymeworks values our relationships with our Recruitment Partners. We will only accept resumes from those partners whom have been contracted by a member of our Human Resources team to collaborate with us. Zymeworks is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received without contract.