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York or Bootle, Merseyside
£22,187 - £28,573 depending on qualifications and experience
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is looking to recruit two Regulatory Toxicologists to evaluate data submitted on the mammalian toxicity of pesticide and biocide active substances and formulations.
Working in the Toxicology Branch of the Chemicals Regulation Directorate, you will evaluate data from an extensive range of studies including toxicokinetics and metabolism, from acute dosing to lifetime carcinogenicity assays, genotoxicity, reproduction and developmental toxicity, plus special investigations such as neurotoxicity, dermal absorption or tumour mechanisms.
You will also work in multi-disciplinary teams to write persuasive regulatory documents for national and international audiences. This may include representing the Branch in scientific working groups or committees, including the European Food Safety Authority in Italy.
In addition, this wide-ranging role will see you provide toxicological and general regulatory advice, respond to enquiries, assist in the preparation of guidance documents, give presentations and train colleagues both in your specialist area and across the EU or around the world.
With a degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject (Biochemistry, Physiology, Zoology or Chemistry for example), you will ideally have post-graduate experience in toxicology or the regulatory control of pesticides, biocides and industrial chemicals. Strong communication and teamworking skills are also essential, coupled with the ability to deliver high-quality results and make sound decisions. Experience of performing and/or interpreting regulatory toxicity studies would be an advantage.
A Directorate of the HSE, The Chemicals Regulation Directorate employs around 230 scientific, policy and support staff in York and Liverpool. Our key role is to deliver Competent Authority functions within UK and EU legislation regulating chemicals, pesticides, biocides and detergents.
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Closing date: 12 September 2012.