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Lead Scientist - Toxicology

Frimley, United Kingdom Job ID 933

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SC Johnson has opportunities for a Lead Scientist - Toxicology (Frimley, UK)

Our internal job title at SC Johnson is Associate Manager – Toxicologist - UK


SC Johnson (SCJ) is one of the world’s leading makers of household brands. The company has operations in more than 70 countries and sells products in virtually every country around the world. Its product portfolio includes global brands such as Pledge®, Duck®,Mr.Muscle®, Windex®, Scrubbing Bubbles®, Glade®, Raid®, OFF!®, Baygon® and Ziploc®.

The company has been making great products for more than 125 years and the same family that started the company still owns and runs it today. For over a century, spanning five generations, the Johnson family has demanded the best for families everywhere. We currently employ approximately 13,000 people globally and generate $10 billion in sales. At the same time, we’ve established agenerations-long legacyof environmental responsibility, community leadership and providing great places to work. We do this because we want to do what’s right for our business today, and also what’s right for people and the planet tomorrow.


This toxicologist role is responsible for leading developing and guiding innovation teams on the toxicological elements of the human safety assessment process for consumer products. The role will support a portfolio of new product development projects and provide technical support to maintain existing products on market. The toxicologist will be responsible for safety reviews of ingredients, experimental product formulas, consumer placements and marketable finished goods by monitoring safety studies and using the data as well as computer models to conduct human health risk assessments. In executing these responsibilities, the toxicologist is accountable for documenting and communicating decisions in an appropriate and timely manner consistent with internal procedures and industry standards. This role will also be responsible for leading Company participation in external corporate and industry initiatives to protect critically important business interests.

If you would like to go further with our family and work in a multicultural, FMCG organisation utilising your experience in toxicology, we’d like to hear from you.

Based in Frimley, Surrey, we can offer you a 4.5 day working week, competitive salary and profit share. We care about the well-being of our people and other benefits include free onsite gym with free classes, a 9-hole golf course, tennis courts, subsidised canteen and much more. Your convenience is important to us and if you're travelling on public transport we have a free shuttle bus service running from Farnborough Station – with direct services to London Waterloo – and our local station in Frimley, as well as free parking on-site.


  • Provide principal expertise on toxicology evaluations to assess human health risks from use of consumer products in accordance with regulatory guidance and timelines
  • Review ingredients, experimental product formulas and consumer placements for toxicological concerns during the end-to-end innovation process and identify and drive forward development of refinement strategies to improve reliability of risk assessments
  • Monitor in vivo, in vitro and/or human clinical studies in accordance with applicable regulations and/or company policies
  • Drive engagement of innovation teams to characterize consumer exposure for traditional and non-traditional product concepts
  • Utilize study-related information, relevant published literature and computer models to develop higher-tier risk assessments for final product clearance
  • Lead communication to internal and external stakeholders including communicating internal and regulatory requirements, key findings and risk-based decisions to project teams and international counterparts with a solution-based perspective
  • Distill complex scientific subject matter into upper management communications and provides litigation and public relations support
  • Scientific support for regulatory compliance and external corporate initiatives including reviewing new regulations, summarizing them for cross-functional partners and driving corporate product stewardship or industry programs to protect business interests
  • Identify opportunities to lead development of new processes or procedures to improve efficiency or harmonization
  • Coach other team members in relevant technical/procedural approaches


  • B.S. Toxicology (or related field) with significant relevant experience or Ph.D. Toxicology with good relevant experience
  • Detailed knowledge of Risk Assessment approaches and refinement strategies
  • Experience of working with international trade associations in relevant sectors
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities and operate efficiently under continuous change
  • Demonstrated communication skills, must be able to summarise and articulate technical information to diverse audiences both verbally and in writing
  • Must be able to communicate technical information effectively within all levels of the organization
  • Must be able to balance and prioritize workload for a portfolio of projects while working independently or in a team

You need to be legally eligible to work in country of application.

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