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Mechanistic Toxicologist/Product Safety Scientist

Posted on: 4/10/2017

Deadline: 17/10/2017

Company: Unilever

Location: Colworth Science Park, Sharnbrook UK

The role: Mechanistic Toxicologist/Product Safety Scientist

Introduction to SEAC
SEAC is a Unilever Capability housed in R&D.  SEAC scientists provide authoritative leadership in safety (Consumer, Occupational and Environmental) and environmental sustainability (COES) for risk/impact-based decision making to help drive Unilever’s sustainable growth ambitions.

The  Opportunity

You will provide expertise to assess the human safety of Unilever ingredients within multidisciplinary teams as well as developing and applying novel, mechaniistic/pathways-based approaches.  You will play a role in leading and evolving Unilever’s approach to risk assessment and through doing so deliver to the current and future needs of Unilever’s Business.

Key Responsibilities

  • Assessment of human safety risks associated with ingredients across Unilever’s product portfolio with an emphasis on applying mechanistic or pathways based approaches.
  • Delivering transparent, well documented exposure-based risk assessments to SEAC project teams to enable robust decision making.
  • Communication internally and to business partners on risk assessment outcomes and providing guidance on risk management where appropriate.
  • Contribute to the evolution of Unilever’s approach to exposure-driven risk assessment/risk management and to deliver to the current and future needs of Unilever’s Business.
  • Build an understanding of the wider issues surrounding the use of ingredients and products.
  • Play a part in supporting/leading change through a team-based approach, to make an impact internally & externally on the way in which safety risk assessments are conducted and communicated now and in the future.
  • Sole responsibility for leading designated SEAC projects as appropriate.

For more information on this job please click here



Posted on: 10/10/2017

Company: Exponent International

Location: Harrogate (UK)

The role: Toxicologist


Responsibilities for this position include:

  • Operating within the Toxicology team working on projects managed within that team or by Exponent’s Regulatory Group
  • Generating summaries of individual study reports, overall summaries of data sets, derivation of dermal absorption values and setting health based reference values for plant protection products and biocides and DNELs for industrial chemicals
  • Appling knowledge and experience to interpret data from suites of studies and drawing sound scientific and regulatory conclusions
  • Appling knowledge and classification and GHS
  • Providing verbal and/or written inputs to project teams and contributing to the achievement of best possible decision-making and highest-quality outputs
  • Providing strategic guidance and advice to clients on meeting regulatory requirements which, can involve contributing to the design of experimental studies and study monitoring.
  • Participating actively in project teams to ensure Exponent’s high standards for external communication are met
  • Being aware of budget and deadline constraints on projects, communicating effectively if these are at risk
  • Managing and developing junior staff in the Toxicology team
  • Appling the Exponent Quality Management System to all external written communications

Qualifications & Experience:

  • BSc in toxicology and professional membership of relevant professional societies; advanced degrees preferred
  • Knowledge of European regulatory frameworks relating to plant protection products, industrial chemicals, and classification; the associated European guidance documents, OECD test guidelines, and principles of GLP; an appreciation of future regulatory policy evolution would be an advantage
  • Proven experience of data interpretation and problem solving, gained in a relevant industry area
  • Excellent written and communications skills
  • Experience of effective staff management and team development
  • Proven experience of business development is desirable.

If you are interested in this job position, please submit your application here


NCET Toxicologists

Posted on: 31/08/2017

Company: WRc plc

Location: Swindon

The role: NCET Toxicologists

Introduction to WRc plc
WRc plc is one of the world’s most innovative and independent scientific and engineering consultancies. Founded 90 years ago, we have a unique heritage. We are trusted by Government, industry, regulators and the utilities to solve today’s most significant and urgent challenges in the fields of water, gas and the natural environment.

The WRc Opportunity
2017 marks the next stage in our journey. We have embarked on an ambitious plan that aims for significant growth and expansion in the next five years. This will provide exciting opportunities for the right people to join us. You will play your part in our future by enabling us to achieve our commercial objectives through the delivery of customer-focused solutions. In return, you will be part of an organisation in which expertise is celebrated; an infectious passion for your specialist skill-set is actively welcomed; and drive and performance are rewarded.

Key Responsibilities:
Our work, although primarily desk-based, brings new challenges daily, covering chemical spills and emergencies, environmental and human health risk assessments, development of new standards and health based-guidance values, regulatory toxicology issues as well as general enquiries on chemicals hazards and their fate and behaviour in the environment. More specifically, the post would include the following responsibilities:
 Undertaking chemical hazard and risk assessments for industry, water companies and UK and international regulators
 Participating in registration strategies including read across, waiving, study monitoring and preparing dossiers and robust study summaries in support of industrial applications to REACH and other regulations
 Assessing toxicological hazard profiles to derive hazard classifications
 Carrying out systematic literature reviews, reviewing and summarising data on various toxicological topics
 Providing 24-hour support to our key clients as part of the toxicology advisory service
 Aiding in the preparation of appropriate proposal documents for new projects
 Participating in multi-disciplinary project teams as and when required
The role involves extensive interaction with fellow human health experts, eco-toxicologists, and chemists as well as working alongside other environmental and engineering disciplines
Candidates should have:
 A first class degree in a toxicological, biological, chemical or health science discipline
 Post-graduate specialisation in toxicology, for example, through an MSc qualification
 Board certification (ERT, DABT) or working towards registration
 Familiarity with mammalian toxicology study data, toxicology required for different regulatory regimes, hazard and risk assessment
 Proven experience in toxicology, risk assessments, hazard identification or associated activities
 Strongly motivated with excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to work in a team
 Good PC skills and knowledge of software such as IUCLID, QSAR, BMDS, Toxtree
 Be eligibile to work in the UK
Overall, candidates will have a positive attitude and be highly motivated with the ability to work both independently and as a member of a multifunctional team. Further professional career development is encouraged.

Culture & Benefits
In our welcoming and inclusive environment, at WRc we foster a culture where talented and motivated people are nurtured, encouraged and supported to succeed and develop their skills. We know that with the right people, we are able to build on our unrivalled reputation in the fields of innovation and technical excellence. We welcome team members who bring new ways of thinking and fresh approaches to problem solving as well as those who have a genuine passion for their specialist subject or area of research.

In return for your commitment, we offer a wide range of benefits including:
 Full on-the-job training
 Flexible working hours based on a 37-hour week, Monday to Friday
 A contributory pension scheme
 25 days holiday plus Bank Holidays
 Free accident/life insurance
 Cash Health Plan
 Active Sports and Social Club
 Subsidised on-site staff restaurant
 Free Parking
 Childcare voucher scheme
 Cycle to work scheme
 On-site gardening club & allotments
 Office location with easy M4 access / excellent travel links

The Company:
WRc is an Independent Centre of Excellence for Innovation and Growth. We operate across different sectors including waste and resources, water, environment and gas. Our clients include waste management companies, industrial waste producers, water and gas utility companies, energy from waste generators, trade organisations and government organisations. Building on a legacy in the international water and environment sector stretching back over 90 years, combined with the knowledge of our staff based in Swindon, we bring a shared purpose of discovering and delivering new and exciting solutions that enable our clients to meet the challenges of the future.
For more information on the type of work that we do please visit our ‘What we do’ page.


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