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Sr. Associate, Toxicology

Racine, Wisconsin Job ID 17714 Apply


The individual will be responsible for developing and guiding technical teams on the toxicological elements in support of a portfolio of product development projects.  Responsibilities include conducting product safety reviews of experimental product formulas, consumer placements and marketable finished goods. Specific responsibilities include developing and monitoring of toxicology exposure studies while using the study data, reviewing relevant published literature, and utilizing computer models to conduct human health risk assessments.  In executing these responsibilities, the toxicologist is accountable for documenting decisions in an appropriate manner consistent with internal processes and/or industry standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicating project success criteria, key findings and decisions to project teams and international counterparts for transparent global product launches
  • Review experimental product formulas and consumer placements for toxicological and human safety concerns during the product development process
  • Utilize study-related information, relevant published literature, and current exposure models to develop human health risk assessments for final determination of product approval
  • Engaging innovation teams to understand risk profiles for non-traditional product concepts
  • Monitor in vivo, in vitro and/or human clinical studies as required by regulations and/or company policy
  • Support and execute substantiation for safety-related claims
  • Distill scientific and complex subject matter into upper management communications during issue management or public relations scenarios
  • Participate in governmental discussions, trade associations and/or industry task force as assigned
  • Support the consumer resource center during emergency response or consumer complaint situations
  • Refine and maintain current departmental processes and procedures

Required Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Degree in Toxicology (or closely field) with at least 2 years of experience in human health risk assessment or an Advanced degree in Toxicology (or related field)
  • Qualified candidates must be legally authorized to work in the United States.

Preferred Skills / Experience / Competencies:

  • Experience with consumer product-related toxicology issues and knowledge in the area of human health risk assessments associated with pesticide products, cosmetic and personal care products, and/or expertise in the area of Veterinary Toxicology
  • Experience with critical evaluation and study coordination of toxicological studies (mammalian, in vitro and human clinical tests)
  • Understanding of alternative (in vitro) or in silico assessment approaches such as Quantitative Structure-Activity Relationships (QSAR) or Threshold for Toxicological Concern (TTC) as well as computer-assisted exposure modeling
  • Familiarity with international chemical and consumer product regulations including, but not limited to, CPSC, EPA FIFRA, US FDA, and/or EU BPR regulations and experience with global government authorities
  • The desire to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team environment, including R&D, marketing, Legal, public relations and government relations departments
  • Strong understanding of Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) and OECD requirements
  • Past experience with representation on industry task forces or working groups is a plus
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills, including strong formal presentation skills
  • Teamwork – Ability to work effectively with internal and external cross-functional team members in a cooperative, co-located and/or virtual environment

Job Requirements:

  • Full time Monday-Friday with expectation to be available for calls & meetings across time zones
  • Business travel as necessary

Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned

at any time with or without notice as assigned by the Manager. The job description does not constitute a contract of employment and the position remains at-will.

At SC Johnson, we strive to create a positive, inclusive and unique workplace. We strongly believe SCJ people are able to achieve their best when they can collaborate and work together in person.

The policy of the Company is to ensure equal opportunity for all qualified applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, gender identity, gender expression, disability, citizenship, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in any active or reserve component of the U.S. or state military forces, genetic history or information or any other category protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and you need an accommodation or other assistance during the application process, please call our Human Resources department at 262-260-3343 or email your request to All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply. Download the EEO is the Law poster for more information.


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