NewMarket Services

Toxicologist

Location US-VA-Richmond | UK-Bracknell
Category
Health, Safety and Environment

Overview

Develop, interpret, and communicate toxicological data to provide product stewardship/regulatory affairs support to ensure Afton's compliance with applicable government regulations and Responsible Care. Lead toxicity testing to evaluate the health and safety information for the safe use of products.

Responsibilities

 

  1. Develop, implement, and lead process to identify and classify human health and/or environmental hazards of chemicals associated with Afton’s products and prepare risk assessment reports.
  2. Qualify and manage contracts with outside toxicology test labs. Customize protocols to accommodate the properties of the material.   Oversee tests, interpret the results, and finalize reports.
  3. Prepare design, review, evaluate, and interpret toxicology test results (mammalian and eco-tox) related to substances of interest to Afton and communicate results and recommendations to management.
  4. Prepare toxicological summaries and calculations for substance and product registration globally.   Interact with regulatory agencies on toxicology matters related to new regulation and product registration.
  5. Assemble, review and interpret data from literature, testing, chemical grouping, and modeling used as a basis for development of our SDS toxicity and classification statements. Monitor on an on-going basis. 
  6. Monitor and review technical literature and databases for new scientific information on petroleum-based and chemical additive products/materials and provide recommendations to management on strategies to minimize the impacts of our products.  
  7. Participate on industry trade associations, technical workgroups, and scientific/regulatory advocacy committees that address toxicology issues of interest to Afton.
  8. Participate on interdisciplinary business teams in the development of new products by reviewing and modeling components and evaluating for potential health and/or environmental concerns.

Qualifications

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE MINIMUMS:

  • Master of Science or Ph.D. level education in Toxicology, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, Life sciences or other applicable field
  • Sufficient relevant work experience in the toxicology field

     OR

  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

 

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE PREFERRED:

  • Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT)
  • Chemical or petrochemical industry experience
  • Demonstrated experience with both ecotoxicology and mammalian toxicology
  • Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationship modeling experience

SKILLS/ABILITIES:

Possesses integrity and initiates transparency

Strong communicator with the ability to translate complex scientific data and information into understandable language that facilitates business decision making

Ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders

Demonstrates an understanding of epidemiology and statistics

Demonstrates a basic knowledge of chemistry

Self-directed and able to work independently

Possesses sound judgment, excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and has the inner confidence to take risks and make tough calls.

Understanding of toxicology testing data interpretation in various regulatory environments.

Must be able to make critical decisions in a scientifically robust manner.

 

An Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the individual’s race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, disability, genetic information, status as a military veteran or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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