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Associate Toxicologist
Ref No.: 17-11651
Location: Columbia, Maryland
Position Type:Full Time
Start Date / End Date: 08/01/2017 to 07/31/2018
DSM is seeking a highly motivated associate toxicologist who will contribute to the evaluation of the safety of our products. You will support existing products and development of new products contributing to safety assessments and regulatory submissions (INDs, GRAS, FAP, etc.). You will also help to manage contract laboratories conducting nonclinical toxicology studies by designing, reviewing, and finalizing study protocols and reports. You will report to the Principal Scientist of Toxicology & Kinetics.


Goals and Responsibilities:

1. Prepare early safety assessments by literature/databases searches and using in silico tools (predictive QSAR models).
2. Identify safety profile of candidate compounds / chemical impurities in defined cases.
3. Determine toxicological studies that are required to support regulatory clearances of products and manage the placement and conduct of those studies with contract laboratories.
4. Contribute to experimental design and planning of nonclinical toxicology studies.
5. Ensure compliance of studies in accordance with relevant guidelines and regulation (e.g. OECD/GLP guidelines and applicable FDA regulations).
6. Monitor studies conducted by CROs, review and finalize study protocols and reports.
7. Analyze data and interpret results with input from senior staff on occasion.
8. Summarize studies reports to be part of regulatory submissions (INDs, GRAS, FAP, etc.).
9. Review current scientific literature on an ongoing basis.
10. Present research findings to internal stakeholders.




Knowledge and educational level:

BS with 1-5 years' experience or MS with 0-2 years of experience in toxicology, pharmacology or in a health or ecological related science with a major emphasis in toxicology.

Required level of experiences:

- General toxicology knowledge and knowledge or experience with conducting risk assessments.
- Strong technical writing and oral communication skills, as well as excellent organizational skills are essential.
- Excellent computer skills, including knowledge of most common IT programs as Microsoft Office 2007 (2010)