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Pharmaco-toxicologist Commissioner to the Commission on Human Medicines

Company: Department of Health & Social Care
The role: Toxicologist Commissioner
Deadline: 09/03/2018 midday

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care is looking to appoint three Commissioners to the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM), including a Pharmaco-toxicologist. CHM is an Advisory Non-Departmental Public Body, set up in law to advise UK Health Ministers on the safety, quality and efficacy of medicines for human use and on the adverse drug reactions of marketed products.

As a Commissioner you will be required to possess or develop a working knowledge and understanding of the UK/European medicines regulatory procedures. You will draw on your individual expertise and judgement, on all agenda items and assist the CHM to provide advice to Ministers. We are looking for skilled communicators with the ability to assimilate complex scientific information at short notice.

For the Pharmaco-toxicologist post you will need to be a Pharmaco-toxicologist who is recognised by your peers and/or be a Fellow of the relevant Royal Colleges. An interest in pharmacogenomics/ pharmacogenetics would be an advantage.

Remuneration will be £325 per meeting with a time commitment of approximately 22 days per year, including 11 meetings, for up to a maximum of 4 years.

For more information, please visit the Public Appointments website: For alternative formats please call Julia Peters on 0113 254 5350 quoting the reference A17-42.

The closing date for applications is midday on 2nd March 2018. The Department of Health and Social Care values and promotes diversity and encourages applications from all sections of the community.

In addition the CHM frequently calls upon the expertise of a variety of specialists. If you are interested in contributing towards the work of the Commission but not within the context of this appointment exercise, we would be interested to receive your CV for consideration towards future involvement. Please send your CV to

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Immunologist/Toxicologist - MedImmune

Company: MedImmune
The role:  Immunologist/Toxicologist
Location: Cambridge, UK

MedImmune is the worldwide biologics research and development arm of AstraZeneca. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives every day. As one of the world’s premier biotechnology companies, our mission is centered on delivering life-changing products that advance world health, and help fight and cure disease. At MedImmune our employees make up a diverse and modern workforce. Our culture is defined by a strong sense of collaboration. We believe in rewarding talent and performance, and pride ourselves on being a great place to work.

As an Immunologist/Toxicologist within the Biologics Safety Assessment (BSA) department you will be a key functional representative to Research Project and Product Development Teams focused on the development of immuno-oncology products.

This role can be filled at a Senior or Principal Scientist level.

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Development of appropriate strategies to assess the pharmacodynamics and nonclinical safety of MedImmune assets, in particular immuno-oncology products.
  • Organising, planning and data monitoring of in vivo pharmacodynamic and toxicology studies in collaboration with Associate Scientists and Scientists.
  • Oversee the delivery of reviewed and approved final study reports, suitable for regulatory submission, in collaboration with Associate Scientists and Scientists.
  • Contribute to regulatory documents (CTAs, IMPDs, INDs, BLAs, etc); be involved in interactions with regulatory authorities as needed.
  • Communicate toxicology data internally and to Research Project and Product Development Teams, ensuring delivery in line with the business objectives of validity, integrity, quality, timing & cost.
  • Attend and/or present at relevant governance committees, including but not limited to Research Review Committees (RRC), and the MedImmune Safety Review Board (MSRB).
  • Develop investigational approaches to assess the immunomodulatory properties of MedImmune assets.
  • Act as a key functional expert in the field of immunology, pharmacology and/or nonclinical safety testing, keeping up to date with the scientific literature, attend and contribute to relevant international meetings, and publish in peer reviewed journals.

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Senior Toxicologist/Immunologist- Dow AgroSciences Ltd

Company: Dow AgroSciences Ltd
The role: Senior Regulatory Toxicologist
Deadline: 21/04/2018

Senior Regulatory Toxicologist
This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious candidate to join our highly motivated Research and Development Team. In response to increasing regulatory demands and the growth of our global plant protection business, we have a vacancy for a Toxicologist within our Global Human Health Assessment (HHA) function, based in our European Development Centre, near to Oxford, UK.

The successful candidate will represent the HHA function on multidisciplinary regulatory teams responsible for development, registration or re-registration of new and existing crop protection products. This will entail responsibility for individual toxicology studies through to entire 5-year development programmes for new active substances for incorporation into company dossiers for active substances and their products submitted to regulatory agencies worldwide. Numerous opportunities exist for scientific growth within this role including working on cross-active ingredient projects, innovative/alternative toxicity testing approaches and communicating data to a wide variety of audiences.

The position will involve close liaison with registration colleagues and technical experts across a wide range of disciplines within Dow AgroSciences, industry associations and national or international regulatory authorities.

The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. in toxicology or related area and, ideally, experience in an industrial setting although training will be provided if required.

The following skills are integral to the successful fulfilment of this position:

  • Strong scientific background and critical thinking skills coupled with application of scientific principles and exposure data/metrics for use in regulatory sciences and risk assessment
  • Demonstrated teamwork and leadership abilities to manage and coordinate multiple projects and chemistries
  • Ability to apply knowledge and experience to creatively address complex risk assessment challenges in a timely and effective manner
  • Strong written and oral communication skills that allow dissemination of complex technical issues in a clear, concise manner to a variety of scientific and non-scientific audiences
  • Keen interest in working in a dynamic, exciting industry and applying scientific information for protection of human health

To apply, please contact Mia Tse at

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Company: Intertek
The role: Toxicologist
Deadline: 22/04/2018

Intertek is a leading Total Quality Assurance provider to industries worldwide. Our network of more than 1,000 laboratories and offices and over 42,000 people in more than 100 countries, delivers innovative and bespoke Assurance, Testing, Inspection and Certification solutions for our customers’ operations and supply chains.

Intertek Total Quality Assurance expertise, is delivered consistently with precision, pace and passion, enabling our customers to power ahead safely.

Intertek Health, Environmental & Regulatory Services helps companies resolve complex scientific and toxicology issues, develop scientific and strategic regulatory and compliance plans, and facilitate timely regulatory global approvals.

They deliver success and minimize client risk through their broad expertise and depth of knowledge of toxicology, product safety, and risk assessment principles, as well as the regulatory approval processes that govern products that touch a vast range of industries (primarily including: Chemicals (including Agri & Pesticides), Cosmetics & Personal Care, Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability, Food, Supplements & Animal Nutrition, Food Contact, Global Restricted Substances and Pharmaceutical, Healthcare & Medical Devices)  in jurisdictions around the world.  Intertek does more than simply answer scientific questions and help our clients with regulatory compliance; they give clients the competitive advantage they desire.

The Toxicology and Regulatory Group  in our HERS  division at Intertek has a challenging opportunity for a Toxicologist and Regulatory Expert at our  office in Leicester, UK in the safety assessment of consumer and household products and in particular, cosmetics, detergents, medical devices, biocides and toys such as paints and inks. This is an exciting opportunity to work with our network of global teams across Intertek and contribute your experience of  legislation and toxicological  risk assessment and help to make your mark on the business.

As a member of the Toxicology Group, you will:

  • Have comprehensive experience of toxicological risk assessment, preferably of consumer or formulated industrial products.
  • Be able to write a critical evaluation of toxicological profiles for raw materials thoroughly evaluating any impurities
  • Ideally have knowledge of the EU Cosmetics regulation and guidance and your own ideas and opinions related to the safety assessment of cosmetic products.
  • Ideally but not essential have working knowledge of other regulatory areas including hazard classification (CLP or GHS), Detergent regulation, REACh.
  • Direct and manage resources, activities and timelines to ensure that projects are effectively executed to meet client and business objectives.
  • Be jointly responsible for the quality control of complex scientific projects
  • For many customers you will be offering advice on formulations, warning labels and providing a one-stop-shop of toxicological and regulatory expertise.
  • Act as an in-house scientific advisor on complex scientific and regulatory issues.
  • Keep abreast of scientific trends and changes by participating with scientific agencies and attending scientific conferences.

Additional Information
The successful candidate must be willing to travel to advise clients of relevant legislation (normally in cosmetic products) and to build a strong command of these legislation to advise industry through presentations at international conferences, seminars. Some global travel may be required.

Qualified candidates will go above and beyond, have a strong background in toxicology, ideally be EUROTOX registered and hold the appropriate qualifications and experience in toxicological risk assessment.

For more than 130 years, Intertek’s story has always been about innovation. In 1885 we began testing and certifying grain cargoes before they were put to sea, and in 1888 we pioneered the idea of independent testing laboratories. Then in 1896, the greatest inventor of them all became part of our story – .Thomas Edison, who released the wonders of electricity and the light bulb in a Quality Assured way.  This is a journey we now continue, through our network of 42,000 talented and energised people across multiple global business lines.

Intertek is a family that is committed to working together to bring quality and safety to life in an environment which respects diverse perspectives, experiences and traditions, as essential, and values each employee’s contribution toward achieving their business objectives.

As a matter of courtesy, we will try to respond to all applications. However, due to the volume of applications received, we may not be able to respond to individual candidates. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. Please do not let this deter you from applying for vacancies in the future should you meet the minimum requirements of the role.

How to apply
Please provide a CV, Covering Letter (outlining your suitability for the role) and Salary Expectations to including the reference Intertek405. All candidates will be required to confirm eligibility to work in the UK before starting employment.

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