Clinical Pharmacologist I/II



South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, October 3, 2023

Therapeutics - Therapeutics Development

Clinical Pharmacologist I/II

South San Francisco, California, United States

Who We Are

23andMe, the leading consumer genetics and research company, has accumulated a wealth of genotypic and phenotypic information from participants committed to improving human health through advances in genomics. Our Therapeutics team in South San Francisco leverages this data to discover and develop new treatments that can offer significant benefits for patients with serious, unmet medical needs.

This dedicated research and drug development group identifies novel targets using 23andMe's genetic database and performs preclinical research to advance programs towards clinical development. We currently have programs across several therapeutic areas, including but not limited to oncology, respiratory, and cardiovascular diseases. More information about our Therapeutics team is available at

We are seeking an outstanding clinical pharmacologist to advise and provide hands-on support to our clinical project teams. They will provide domain expertise in model-based drug development, lead clinical pharmacology strategy and execution for early Phase 1/2 clinical programs, conduct PK and PK/PD analyses, and write relevant sections of study protocols, study reports, Investigator Brochures, and IND/CTA filings.  Successful candidates will have industry experience or consulting experience developing and leading clinical pharmacology and M&S strategies for drug candidates, particularly biologics for oncology. They will be able to independently conduct PK and PK/PD analyses, analyze, interpret, summarize and communicate data for decision-making, and oversee clinical pharmacology and pharmacometric consultants and vendors. Qualified individuals may continue to lead clinical pharmacology for programs in mid-to-late stage clinical development, serve as a DMPK project team representative for research/early development programs, and oversee junior scientists and/or contractors/consultants in Therapeutics Development.  


What You’ll Do

  • Develop and lead clinical pharmacology and M&S strategies and plans for drug candidates from pre-IND and first-in-human (FIH) studies to all later phases of clinical development, including Phase 2, pivotal Phase 2/3 studies, and NDA/MAA/BLA submissions
  • Develop clinical study designs and author relevant sections of study protocols, study reports, Investigator Brochures, IND/CTA filings, and NDA/MAA/BLA submissions, ensuring that designs and documents meet global regulatory and compliance requirements and project timelines
  • Independently conduct hands-on quantitative PK and PD analyses, including NCA, population PK/PD, and exposure-safety analyses, to support project needs and decision-making for early and mid-stage clinical programs, including dose selection 
  • Select and manage clinical pharmacology and pharmacometric consultants and vendors conducting analyses and reporting data in support of regulatory submissions
  • Analyze, interpret, summarize, and communicate data to internal project teams, senior management, global health authorities and strategic partners
  • Serve as the clinical pharmacology project team representative for immuno-oncology and immunology and inflammation (I&I) programs
  • Contribute to building quantitative pharmacology and pharmacometric capabilities (eg., implement new tools, provide trainings, etc.) and mentor scientists within Therapeutics Development
  • Perform other related duties as assigned 


What You’ll Bring

  • PharmD or PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences, Pharmacokinetics,  Bio/Chemical Engineering, Pharmacology, or Toxicology, or related scientific discipline, with 2-5 years of relevant experience in Clinical Pharmacology, DMPK / Translational PK, or Pharmacometrics, and drug development in the pharmaceutical industry, or commensurate experience in the pharma/biotech setting
  • Experience leading clinical pharmacology and M&S strategies, and/or preclinical and/or translational pharmacokinetics, for biologics, particularly drug candidates for oncology
  • Hands-on experience performing quantitative analyses (e.g., NCA, population PKPD, dose/exposure-safety/response, concentration-QTc) using standard PK and pharmacometric software, such as WinNonlin, NONMEM, SimCyp, and/or R
  • Demonstrated understanding of large molecule PK concepts, like target-mediated drug disposition and half-life extension 
  • Excellent critical thinking and scientific skills, and a demonstrated ability to analyze, interpret, and communicate complex scientific information clearly and effectively
  • Proven ability to manage CROs or other external vendor deliverables and relationships
  • Strong understanding of statistical analysis of longitudinal, landmark and repeated-measures, continuous or categorical data, within a multi-level hierarchy
  • Understanding of regulatory requirements for study types
  • Ability to think strategically and advise project teams on clinical development
  • Routinely goes out of their way to help others. Takes initiative to support the whole team. Appreciates and leverages diversity across the team. Highly regarded as a trusted advisor to cross-functional partners and stakeholders.
  • Proactive and highly self-motivated with strong analytical and troubleshooting skills.

Note: Ability to work from 23andMe Therapeutics office in South San Francisco, CA a minimum of 3 days per week


Strongly Preferred

  • 3+ years of relevant industry experience or clinical pharmacology/M&S consulting experience, particularly with the development of antibody therapeutics 
  • Hands-on experience with Phase 1/2 dose escalation and expansion oncology studies
  • Experience with regulatory agency interactions and submissions (IND, IB updates, NDA/BLA)
  • Subject matter expert in one or more model-based analysis methodologies
  • Ability to also represent DMPK on cross functional project teams and be accountable for the overall DMPK project plans

Note:  Job title will be commensurate with experience and academic credentials


About Us

23andMe, Inc. is the leading consumer genetics and research company. Founded in 2006, the mission of the company is to help people access, understand, and benefit from the human genome. The company was named by Glassdoor as one of the Best Places to Work in 2019, MIT Technology Review to its “50 Smartest Companies, 2017” list, and named one of Fast Company’s “25 Brands That Matter Now, 2017”. 23andMe has millions of customers worldwide, with more than 80 percent of customers consented to participate in research. 23andMe, Inc. is located in Sunnyvale, CA. More information is available at

At 23andMe, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual’s race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.  If you are unable to submit your application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at 23andMe will reasonably accommodate qualified individuals with disabilities to the extent required by applicable law.

Please note: 23andMe does not accept agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you.

Pay Transparency
23andMe takes a market-based approach to pay, and amounts will vary depending on your geographic location. The salary range reflected here is for a candidate based in the San Francisco Bay Area.  The successful candidate’s starting pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.
San Francisco Bay Area Base Pay Range
Scientist I: $128,000-$192,000 USD
Scientist II: $145,000-$217,000 USD