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Clinical Scientist or Senior Clinical Scientist

San Diego, CA or remote

Erasca is a San Diego based biotechnology company focused on discovering and developing precision medicines for the benefit of patients with cancer. We are advancing multiple programs targeting biological drivers of cancer and are pursuing additional pipeline expansion opportunities through academic and biopharmaceutical collaborations. Our programs, currently focused on innovative discovery research, take novel approaches to shutting down certain oncogene drivers of solid tumor malignancies. The name “Erasca” has an important embedded meaning: it is a contraction of our audacious hope to “erase cancer” that drives our mission and everything that we do on behalf of patients with cancer.

Clinical Scientist  / Senior Clinical Scientist


Position Summary: 

The Clinical Scientist or Senior Clinical Scientist will be an essential contributor to the scientific and clinical aspects of clinical development programs with an emphasis on protocol-specific activities. The Clinical Scientist will help drive the design, planning, and implementation of study protocols for investigational products and may play a key role in supporting related regulatory activities. This role will work on cross-functional study management teams for the design, execution, and monitoring of clinical trials, as well as assist with data interpretation and communication to internal and external stakeholders. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Partner with cross-functional teams to design and execute clinical studies, including operational feasibility, data management deliverables, preparation of meeting materials, communication plans, safety and medical monitoring, preparation of status update reports, and study close-out activities 
  • Act as clinical expert for assigned studies within and external to Erasca 
  • Author protocols and contribute to authoring of clinical study reports, IBs, ICFs, training documents, and other clinical and regulatory documents 
  • Interact with internal and external stakeholders (study sites, vendors, committees, etc.) in support of clinical trial objectives; respond to or triage questions for appropriate escalation 
  • Support senior team members with medical monitoring reports, safety reviews, site interactions, and reviewing TFLs 
  • Analyze information to assess issues relating to protocol conduct and/or individual subject safety.  
  • May be responsible for analytical support of clinical trial data (safety and efficacy), including gathering, analyzing, reviewing, interpreting, and providing preliminary assessments and recommendations 
  • Assist in communicating a clear overview of trial results 
  • Provide organizational support for data review committees 
  • Write and/or review collaborative abstracts, posters, and content for scientific meetings, conferences and publications 
  • Support publication strategy execution including collaboration with investigators, KOLs, and other internal/external stakeholders 
  • Present at investigator meetings and scientific conferences.  
  • Conduct literature reviews as needed 
  • Perform all duties in keeping with the Company’s core values, policies and all applicable regulations 

Required Education and Experience: 

  • PhD, PharmD, MD or non-US equivalent, or other relevant advanced degree in a health science field highly preferred 
  • At least 2 years of biotech or pharmaceutical industry experience as a clinical scientist or in a related clinical development function 
  • Experience in oncology clinical trials required, early development experience a plus 
  • Demonstrated ability to evaluate, interpret, and present complex scientific data 
  • Working knowledge of biostatistics, GCP, and regulatory requirements for clinical studies.  
  • Experience with data analysis and interpretation 
  • An understanding of safety and pharmacovigilance principles 
  • Must be able to work independently and thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast paced and dynamic work environment 
  • Highly collaborative team player who fosters open communication and facilitates mutual understanding and cooperation between all stakeholders 
  • Advanced oral and written communication skills 
  • Excellent analytical and organizational skills 
  • Intellectually curious with strong critical, strategic, and analytical thinking skills  
  • Passion for science and patients 

Erasca, Inc., is an Equal Opportunity Employer and takes pride in maintaining a diverse and inclusive environment. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or other employment practices for reasons of sex , race, religion, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, protected medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner status, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law or ordinance or regulation.

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