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Lead Scientist - Toxicology

Frimley, United Kingdom Job ID 10901 Apply
SC Johnson has opportunities for a Lead Scientist - Toxicology (Frimley, UK)

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

In this role you’ll be responsible for leading, developing and guiding innovation teams on the toxicological elements of the human safety assessment process for consumer products.
You will support a portfolio of new product development projects and provide technical support to maintain existing products on market. You’ll also 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, you’ll be 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 organization, 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, 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

This role will close Monday 18th November, 2019

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


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