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Managing nonclinical safety activities in a fast growing biotech company

As toxicologist at Ascendis Pharma you will be responsible for managing or participating in the nonclinical safety activities on one or more of Ascendis Pharma’s development projects.

You report directly to Vice President, Head of Nonclinical Development.

Your key responsibilities:

  • To design and conduct non-clinical safety evaluations for one or more theraputic entities in collaboration with global contract laboratories, consultants, and colleagues
  • To manage and coordinate a large number of diverse activities within nonclinical safety with internal and external stakeholders
  • To manage and facilitate internal cooperations with research, medical, and clinical operation, CMC, QA, and regulatory affairs
  • To participate in the writing of regulatory documentation, including CTD module 2, IBs, INDs and similar regulatory documentation

Ideally, you hold a master’s degree in either toxicology or veterinary science or another relevant life science area.

Qualifications required of the position include a strong scientific mindset as well as a solid biological background, including a detailed understanding of toxicology, physiology, anatomy, and pathology. You have experience in conducting animal studies and a professional background in toxicology with at least 4 years of experience as a project toxicologist from the pharma or biotech industry. The succesful candidate should ensure timely and high-quality support to the project team(s), and be able to priortitize between tasks, time and quality. You will be required to take on responsibility for multiple tasks from the beginning of your employment, so it is important that you are able to take up the challenge with a high degree of confidence. 

You are fluent in English, spoken and written, and you master MS Office, and MS Projects.

As a person you are ambitious, selfmotivated and you enjoy working in a dynamic environment characterized by many simultaneous and changing tasks. You have a high ethical standard, are open minded, flexible, and value teamwork. You posses a natural assertiveness and you are good at collaborating in cross-disciplinary teams. You can balance the work between the attention to details and the complete overview of processes. Moreover, as Ascendis Pharma is a diverse organization, you will have to facilitate good communication and knowledge flow across multiple locations and functions in order to align projects and deliverables.

Ascendis Pharma offers you an exciting and challenging position in an entrepreneurial and international company with a short line of command. You will be involved in activities that are central to Ascendis Pharma’s strategy and work with highly skilled and experienced colleagues to advance our existing product line.

Travelling: 20-30 days/ year

Place of work: Ascendis Pharma resides in a wonderful office facility in Tuborg Havn in Hellerup with a view to the harbor, the canals and the sea.                       

For more details about the job or the company, please contact Partner Life Sciences Jørn Duhn, Unique Human Capital, on M +45 21 75 19 25. All applications must be in English and are treated confidentially.


Ascendis Pharma A/S is an international company with offices in Copenhagen, Germany and the US.
Ascendis Pharma is building an integrated biopharmaceutical company to advance its pipeline of long-acting prodrug therapies. They employ their proprietary TransCon technology platform to generate therapeutics with best-in-class profiles that address large markets with significant unmet medical needs. Ascendis Pharma has a diversified and balanced high-value product pipeline, including internal programs and partnerships with market leaders.


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