Toxicologist I

Location : Location US-MD-Gaithersburg
ID 2024-4653
Research and Science
Full Time - Permanent


Inotiv is looking to hire a Toxicologist - Study Director at our Gaithersburg, MD location. 



Corporate Responsibilities:

  • Adherence to laboratory health and safety procedures
  • Adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Adherence to applicable company policies and guidelines
  • Adherence to federal and/or local regulations as applicable

Essential Position Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Study Director for non-GLP and GLP studies and performs the following duties for assigned studies:
  • Prepare study protocols/amendments and assure that protocols and changes are followed.
  • Review and approve all study activities, including animal orders, formulation procedures, randomization, data collection, and timeframes.
  • Observe animals throughout study cycle.
  • Review study data for scientific quality, animal welfare, and protocol compliance.
  • Assure unforeseen circumstances are noted and appropriate corrective actions are taken and documented.
  • Respond to Quality Assurance audits.
  • Interpret study data and prepare final reports.
  • Regularly communicate with study Sponsors.
  • Manages basic pre-clinical studies in accordance with established protocols, SOPs, and pertinent regulatory requirements.
  • Responsibility includes conducting several pre-clinical studies concurrently and study complexity may increase with demonstrated competence.
  • Reviews training of technical staff to ensure adequacy to perform study-specific techniques.
  • Serves as a professional resource to other departments.

Additional Position Responsibilities

  • May develop and review new procedures, technologies, and SOPs as required.
  • Prepares manuscripts and/or presents at scientific meetings.
  • Training of Report Writers/Report Associates.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Professional Responsibilities : (if applicable)

  • Attends continuing education courses, as appropriate.
  • Maintain an active involvement in professional organizations.
  • Be knowledgeable in regulatory requirements.


  • M.S. or Ph.D. in toxicology or related field and at least 2 years’ experience preferred.  Additional experience may substitute for educational requirements.
  • Proficiency in basic computer applications such as email, MS Word, and Excel.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Previous publications preferred.
  • Able to work independently

Additional Requirements:

  • Ability to multi-task and participate in multiple pre-clinical research studies concurrently.
  • Ability to accurately interpret and communicate scientific and organizational information with internal and external clients.
  • Ability to effectively interact with clients.
  • Ability to produce high quality data while working under the pressure of strict deadlines.
  • Weekend and holiday work as required.
  • Work requires entrance into the Vivarium areas. Demonstrated immunological tolerance as necessary to be present in animal areas. 
  • Work requires passing a physical and the use of other PPE (personal protective equipment)


*This position could be offered at different levels for candidates who qualify with a combination of advanced levels of education and/or years of experience.  The salary range will adjust along with the level of the role to match the person’s relevant experience and/or education level.


Inotiv is a growing contemporary drug discovery and development company where we “Play to Win” in an industry rich with opportunity.  Together, we face challenges and together we win in the delivery of world-class drug discovery and development solutions that impact the health and well-being of people all over the world.  There’s an opportunity for everyone at all phases of a career, each individual’s unique skill set has an impact on the work we conduct. If you have the talent and desire to impact the quality of people’s lives, we have the career opportunities to make it happen.  Join us in embracing research and science to impact the health and well-being of people all over the world.


Inotiv has been named a 2023 Top Workplace!

Salary will be commensurate with experience and responsibilities. Benefits include health and dental coverage, short- and long-term disability, paid time off, paid parental leave, 401K, and more!


Inotiv is an Equal Opportunity Employer. It is our policy to provide a fair and equal employment opportunity to all persons, regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination and access to benefits and training.




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