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Sr. Toxicologist

Houston, TX | Fully Remote

Posted: 03/22/2024 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 3.22.24SS Remote: Experience:

Job Description

Sr. Toxicologist

Our client is seeking a Sr. Toxicologist with experience in Mammalian toxicology and consortium involvement.  As a Sr. Toxicologist for this industrial chemical company, you will be hands on in risk assessment, regulatory affairs, EU Reach, leading consortia/industry association meetings, and serving external stakeholders.  This requires U.S. Citizenship and MAMMALIAN TOXICOLOGY experience.  Reporting to the Toxicology Team Manager, you will provide expert advice to the business division, by the application of professional judgment in toxicology and issue management expertise.

Our relationship with the customer allows the opportunity for direct interaction with the hiring manager and feedback on candidates.  No lengthy portal submittal or AI interpretation of your resume.  Call us today or submit your resume for a direct review by our recruiters.

Role and Responsibilities

The role is expected to be heavily involved in PU (Polyurethane) consortium, III and EU REACH registration

One should be familiar with EU REACH, Read-across / Grouping and strongly negotiate with external stakeholders.  She/He would be expected to join many external online/offline meetings with stakeholders while may focus on (surely not limited to) the human health expertise.

In summary, as the Sr. Toxicologist, you will:

  • Contribute to and lead the planning, outsourcing, monitoring and evaluation of toxicology testing including higher tier mammalian toxicology DART & inhalation studies
  • Support the business with risk assessment expertise in all stage of product development (R&D of new chemical / products and / or new markets and uses)
  • Performs regulatory risk and impact assessments to ensure product sustainability and ensure effective communication to internal stakeholders
  • Contribute to the development of strategic business plans which minimize risks to the global product portfolio allowing market continuity
  • Be the focal point for regulatory toxicology related issue management and substance defense including advocacy bodies, the preparation and coordination of company’s communication, active participation in discussions and meetings with the authorities related to the business’ product portfolio
  • Externally represent the Company in trade associations and industry groups with the goal to develop and advance new methodologies and frameworks for chemical safety assessment
  • Liaise with external experts where needed to ensure sufficient expertise for special projects
  • When required supervise associates and assist in mentoring / training aspects of resource development

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at

JO:  3.22.24SS

Job Requirements

Qualifications and Education Requirements


  • Advanced Degree (Master / PhD) with 10 years of relevant professional experience preferably in an international company in the chemical or pharmaceutical sector, or at CRO


  • Mammalian Toxicology Experience
  • Experience in regulatory toxicology, risk assessment & risk management (DART and/or inhalation toxicology experience is an advantage)
  • Experience in exposure assessment preferably with the use of tools such as EASYTRA, CHESAR, ChemSTEER
  • Experience with consortia and trade association work is essential
  • OECD study monitoring / directorship specifically for OECD 422, 443 and 414
  • ECHA and Member state communications such as failure to respond follow up and draft decision commenting

Skills and Knowledge

  • Excellent knowledge & practical experience with REACH & TSCA and other chemical legislations
  • Knowledge of standard toxicological methods as well as use of in silico tools (QSARs) and read across . Experience with the IUCLID tool
  • Fluency in English
  • Ability to work with colleagues globally in a multi-cultural environment and in a hybrid setting is essential
  • Occasional travel will be required

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Steve Sapita at

JO:  3.22.24SS

Meet Your Recruiter

Steve Sapita
Section Manager - Lab Industrial

SPECIALTIES:  All Industrial Research & Development Laboratory related positions including: Formulation Chemist; Synthetic Chemist; R & D Leadership; Analytical Chemistry; Technical Service; Regulatory; Project Mangers; Process Chemistry; Environmental and Health; Quality Positions; Material Scientist. 

EXPERIENCE:  My area of specialty includes: Coatings, Adhesives, Sealants, Specialty Chemicals, Building Materials, Polymers, Petrochemical, Agrochemical; Surface Cleaners; Ink; Surfactants; Resins. 

The levels of candidates that I place include Chemists; Sr Chemists; Innovation; Directors; Quality Professionals; Technical Service Professionals; Production Supervisors; EHS Specialists; Scientist; Regulatory Professionals; and Laboratory Support Personnel.  

I’M IN THIS BUSINESS BECAUSE:  There’s no better feeling than helping someone realize their potential by assisting them in advancing their career.  I love making that connection!  My goal is to consistently build long lasting relationships with both my clients and my applicants.

CLIENTS CAN COUNT ON ME BECAUSE:  I pride myself on the quality of my work and I truly CARE about their needs.  The better I know them, the better my understanding is as to who would fit their needs.

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