Job Opportunities at Inception Therapeutics

Director / Executive Director – DMPK

Inception Sciences in San Diego, CA is looking for an enthusiastic, hard-working and highly motivated Director/Executive Director of DMPK to join our multidisciplinary drug discovery team in developing therapeutics to treat unmet medical needs. This position will lead ADME and PK/PD efforts on multiple programs that involve both small and large molecule drug candidates. An extensive track record in the pharmaceutical/biotech industry of delivering molecules to the clinic is required.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead all aspects of in vitro and in vivo DMPK strategies and studies (both internal and external CRO) to support multiple programs that span from early discovery to clinical stage
  • Supervise and mentor members of the DMPK team
  • Coordinate DMPK studies and manage relationships with CROs and pharma partners
  • Accountable for developing the DMPK infrastructure to meet cutting-edge industry standards
  • Oversee the analysis, integration and reporting of preclinical DMPK data generated both internally and externally
  • Provide human PK and dose predictions
  • Author high quality regulatory documents
  • Participate in leadership team discussions to build and influence project/company strategies
  • Support a strong team environment by actively engaging and fostering discussions with chemistry and biology colleagues


  • Ph.D. in Drug Metabolism, Pharmacokinetics or related scientific discipline with a minimum of 10 years of biotech/pharmaceutical drug discovery and development experience
  • A proven track record of significant contributions to drug discovery projects and the delivery of development candidates under tight timelines
  • Experience in serving as the lead DMPK expert on project teams
  • Strong knowledge of drug metabolism and pharmacokinetic/dynamic principles
  • Up to date knowledge of the latest technological and regulatory advances in the DMPK field
  • Organized, self-motivated, able to multitask and deliver results with a high degree of attention to detail
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to motivate and influence colleagues
  • A strong team player that enjoys drug discovery and making a meaningful impact to drive projects forward

Inception Sciences is a multi-disciplinary discovery engine partnered with Versant Ventures to build and launch transformative new biopharmaceutical companies. We are home to a dynamic team that enjoys working on cutting-edge science to meet unmet medical need across a variety of therapeutic areas. Our integrated chemistry, biology and DMPK expertise and capabilities coupled with a successful track record have enabled Inception to become an established leader in new company creation. We offer competitive compensation and excellent benefits packages, as well as working in a supportive team environment. This position is located in our San Diego office. We invite you to consider a career with Inception by submitting your resume to