Clinical Pharmacokineticist (Principal Level)

Location: Austin, Texas, United States

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Requisition Number: 929

Position Title: Principal Scientist, Pharmacokinetics

External Description:

SUMMARY:  The Principal Scientist, Pharmacokinetics, uses independent judgment and technical expertise in designing studies, preparing data analysis plans, analyzing pharmacokinetic data obtained from clinical and pre-clinical (toxicokinetic) studies, interpreting results from pharmacokinetic analyses, and other related activities. Principal Scientists are recognized as scientific leaders in the company. They regularly contribute to literature and building Worldwide’s intellectual property.  They are capable of leading interdisciplinary project teams.  


Tasks may include but are not limited to:

  • Accurately and efficiently performs tasks that are broad in scope. Uses knowledge and judgment to reach well-defined goals in project management. Works independently and collaboratively to solve technical problems by implementing contemporary methods.
  • Assists Worldwide divisions such as Clinical Research, Method Development, and Marketing/Business Development, as necessary, by applying knowledge, conducting literature reviews, providing information, and other services.
  • Able to train and guide less experienced personnel in the techniques required for work assignments.
  • Supervises personnel involved in pharmacokinetic related work.
  • Assists with the design of the clinical studies and constructs data analysis plan to meet the requisites of the study protocol and extract the most information from the available data.
  • Analyzes pharmacokinetic data using appropriate methods and software programs.
  • Prepares documentation for final reports including text, tables, graphs, and analysis outputs.
  • Interact with clients, bioanalytical personnel, and clinical personnel concerning study design, statistical analyses, pharmacokinetic data analyses, and data interpretation.
  • Identifies problems or potential problems in the processes of generating quality pharmacokinetic documents, reports such problems to his/her supervisor, and proposes possible solutions.


  • Familiarity with the corporate policies, goals, and objectives; normally acquired after three months of on-the-job exposure to Worldwide operations.
  • Understands and applies GLP guidelines and FDA guidance documents pertinent to pharmacokinetic studies, pharmacokinetic analysis, and reports.
  • Proficient in the use of WinNonlin, Word, Excel, and SAS.
  • Ability to read, write, and understand complicated literature.
  • Ability to write concise, understandable study reports and to communicate clearly with clients and Worldwide personnel.
  • Ability to create, understand, and interpret graphs, tables, and charts.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and the ability to set priorities.
  • Ability to interact with superiors, peers, and others effectively and to communicate ideas clearly.
    • Ability to follow and implement Worldwide’s policies and Standard Operating Procedures; normally associated with three months' experience at Worldwide.


  • Ph.D. preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree, with a science discipline, and 15 plus years of relevant work experience


State: Texas

Employment Type: Regular

Community / Marketing Title: Clinical Pharmacokineticist (Principal Level)

Company Profile:

We’re a global, mid-size CRO that pushes boundaries, innovates and invents — because the path to a cure for the world’s most persist diseases is not paved by those who play it safe, but by those who take pioneering, creative approaches, and implement them with quality and excellence. We are experts, bright thinkers, dreamers and doers and, together, we are changing the way the world experiences CROs, in the best possible way.

Location_formattedLocationLong: Austin, Texas US

CountryEEOText_Description: Worldwide Clinical Trials is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including age, sex, color, race, creed, national origin, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, political belief or disability.

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