Project Leaders (DART) Southern Research -- Posted August 21, 2015

Project Leader (DART)

General Summary

The Project Leader estimates, plans, schedules, monitors, evaluates, documents and directs projects to ensure successful project completion and/or implementation.

Key Responsibilities

  • Functions as Study Director for Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology studies
  • Performs role of Study Director on additional projects totaling (instead of averaging) $250K in revenue
  • Responsible for additional revenue generation
  • Within defined policies and procedures, provides resolution to complex problems within a specified program

Position Specific

  • Perform role of Study Director for Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology (DART) studies and will:
  • Design, analyze, Interpret and report DART studies
  • Interact with and advise clients, lead and / or contribute to applicable commercial and government proposal submissions
  • Will serve as the single point of control on assigned studies, responsible for:
  • The overall technical conduct of the study
  • Interpretation, analysis, documentation, and reporting of results
  • Issuance of study protocols and amendments, and ensuring that they are followed
  • Ensuring that all experimental data, including observations of unanticipated responses are accurately recorded and verified
  • Ensuring that all unforeseen circumstances that may affect the quality and integrity of a study are noted when they occur, and corrective action is taken and documented
  • Ensuring that test systems are as specified as in the protocol
  • Will utilize project management methodology to ensure that client projects are effectively managed. Ensures quality of product or service delivered; manages project budget and project risk factors
  • Maintains relationship with customer or client through delivery of contract terms
  • People reporting relationships may be a combination of direct and indirect. For those are direct reports is responsible for implementing all HR related processes including performance management, salary administration, discipline, and hiring
  • Provides training and development opportunities for both indirect and direct reports as necessary
  • Perform other duties as may be required by supervisor

Requirements/Minimum   Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Toxicology or related field
  • A minimum of 4 years of experience as a DART Study Director
  • Experience in Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) (US FDA 21 CFR Part 58)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience using Provantis software
  • Experience with statistical analysis of DART specific data
  • Eligibility for Diplomate, American Board of Toxicology (DABT)
  • Proficient in project management methodologies
  • Demonstrated ability to develop revenue streams on his/her own
  • Documented combination of education, experience and training to qualify for study directory assignments within the specified program

About Southern Research:

Southern Research is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization with nearly 500 scientists and engineers working across four divisions: Drug Discovery, Drug Development, Engineering, and Energy & Environment.

We work on behalf of the National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of Energy, NASA, hospitals, major aerospace firms, utility companies, and other private and government organizations as we solve the world’s hardest problems.

Southern Research is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with additional laboratories and offices in Wilsonville and Huntsville, Alabama, Frederick, Md., Durham, N.C., Houston, Texas, and Cartersville, Ga. The research institute was established in 1941.

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