Reproductive and Developmental Toxicologist

Location: Berkshire Salary: Excellent salary and benefits commensurate with experience Ref: ALS 2307

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On behalf of our client, we are looking to recruit a Developmental and Reproductive Toxicologist/Study Director, to assimilate study and project information, making a significant, positive and early contribution to studies and products.

Basic Requirements

  • Degree in biological sciences or related discipline. Higher degrees preferred.
  • Experience in specifying and managing toxicology studies, specifically developmental and reproductive toxicology studies to regulatory guidelines (i.e. OECD) at CROs, or experience of studying developmental biology and chemical pertubations in a research environment. 
  • Experience in making initial interpretations of complex datasets, individual studies and/or across a toxicological database.
  • Experience or appreciation of the purpose and conduct of in vivo toxicology studies and the key study endpoints
  • Experience of mammalian toxicology data generation and interpretation.
  • Experience in a similar role with the potential to develop into this position
  • Experience in agrochemical product development is desirable but not essential

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provides specific technical expertise in toxicology but especially in the area of developmental and reproductive toxicology (DART) to support crop protection chemical research, development and maintenance of current registrations.
  • Manages and is responsible for all phases of external developmental and reproductive toxicity studies including study specification, conduct, problem solving, reporting and interpretation to provide information for regulatory use or to aid research, development and business decisions.
  • Contributes to and frequently has the sole responsibility for individual projects, so that they are properly specified, reviewed and delivered on time to meet stakeholders’ needs
  • Will use both existing regulatory and novel approaches to more complex problems, to assess the potential toxicity of new and existing active ingredients, gaining internal stakeholder confidence as a DART specialist.
  • Able to manage discrete projects in toxicology relating to products, including data generation, reviews of existing data, assessment of risk assessment endpoints and classification requirements, literature reviews and providing technical recommendations to project teams.
  • Liaison with Toxicology and Health Sciences (e.g. technical experts and committees) as well as other functions, such as Global and Regional Registrations and business teams in order to deliver results, along with interpretation of the significance and consequences of those results.
  • Has influence on the development of technical and techno-regulatory strategies and project work plans via involvement in multi-disciplinary project meetings.
  • Gives presentations at internal events and sometimes external to the company, to enable development and business decisions and regulatory submissions to be made
  • Seeks out latest developments in the area of developmental and reproductive toxicology and in consultation with other technical experts, assesses their potential use at the regulatory and/or research interface.
  • To demonstrate proactivity, attention to detail and adherence to quality standards

Agenda and its clients only recruit people who are passionate about animal care and welfare, people with integrity who are honest and trustworthy and who have a great work ethic.  To enable us to hire the very best people we will conduct a full and comprehensive background and pre-employment screening as an essential part of the recruitment process.


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