Job description

This is a new opportunity for an experienced Toxicologist to join a specialist team that provides independent and authoritative advice on chemical risk to regulators, water companies and industry.

A desk-based role, with new challenges on a daily basis, responsibilities include: providing advice during chemical spills and emergencies; undertaking environmental and human health risk assessments; and helping companies comply with their regulatory issues. Specifically:

  • Collating and critically appraising mammalian toxicity and ecotoxicity data in a systematic manner;
  • Undertaking human health and environmental risk assessments for industry, the water companies and UK and international regulators;
  • Participating in registration strategies including: data gap analysis; waiving justifications; QSAR modelling; read across strategies; and preparing dossiers, in support of REACH registrations and updates.
  • Evaluating toxicity data, in support of WRAS (Water Regulations Advisory Scheme) applications;
  • Carrying out systematic literature reviews on a wide range of toxicological issues, encompassing data selection, developing inclusion/exclusion criteria, and presenting results;
  • Providing 24-hour support to Water Company clients as part of the Toxicology Advisory Service, in the event of a chemical incident;
  • Participating in cross-business project teams as and when required.

The role involves extensive interaction with fellow human health experts, ecotoxicologists, and chemists as well as working alongside other environmental and engineering disciplines.

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Job requirements

Essential Requirements

  • A post-graduate qualification in Toxicology, for example, through an MSc qualification;
  • Experience in assessing mammalian toxicology study data. Additional experience of ecotoxicology will be considered advantageous.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong IT skills, ideally with knowledge of IUCLID, QSARs and/or exposure modelling software;
  • Be eligible to work in the UK.

Candidates will have a positive attitude and be highly motivated with the ability to work both independently and as a member of a like-minded team.