Product Toxicologist and Risk Assessor- Mobility and Materia

at DuPont in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description


About DuPont Mobility & Materials

We transform industries and improve lives through material science, delivering cutting-edge solutions and future technologies. Our high-performance engineering polymers, resins, adhesives, specialty pastes & films enable material systems solutions for the most demanding applications and environments in automotive, electronics, industrial, consumer, medical, photovoltaic, and telecom industries.

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The Role and Responsibilities

The DuPont Mobility & Industrial (M&M) Business is seeking a dynamic and technically strong Product Toxicologist and Risk Assessor to enable the continued business growth and innovation of many key technologies globally.

The individual will be responsible for developing and guiding technical teams on the toxicological elements in support of a diverse portfolio of existing and new product development projects. This role would have global impact and responsibility. Responsibilities include conducting product safety reviews of experimental and commercial products as well as consumer use safety and exposure. Specific responsibilities include significant involvement in risk and hazard reviews of new products including raw material and final product assessment, 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.

Your Key Responsibilities:

+ This position requires the planning, generation and review of toxicology and/or environmental information pertinent to DuPont M&M products produced, used, or those being researched and developed.

+ Effectively support life cycle management through collaboration with cross-functional teams to identify, review and respond to post-market signals with documented health risk assessments, risk-benefit analyses, and risk management activities.

+ Provide support for risk assessment of new product development through exposure and risk modeling

+ Serve as subject matter expert for scientific review of toxicology reports and publications.

+ Contribute to the generation and effective communication of product safety guidance and compliance information, point-of-view papers, and risk assessments to technical experts, functional leaders, and business unit management.

+ Leads the interpretation effort of toxicology data to meet needs of DuPont M&M business (e.g. hazard identification, risk assessment, safety data sheets, product literature, regulatory submissions, etc.)

+ Organize and lead research efforts internally as well as through interactions with contract laboratories, research institutes, trade associations, or investigators at academic institutions.

+ A credible technical interface with DuPont (M&M) business, professional societies, and government bodies.

+ Represent the Company on scientific committees within and outside DuPont in matters of toxicology or ecotoxicology to enhance the influence of DuPont in professional, regulatory and public arenas

Your qualification profile:

+ PhD degree in toxicology/ecotoxicology or related discipline with at least 3 years of chemical industry and human health risk assessment experience or Master’s degree with at least 5 years of equivalent experience.

+ Knowledge of chemicals, including polymers, and their associated hazard profiles and effects on a biological system.

+ Applying best scientific approaches for determining risk and tolerability utilized by industry, governmental agencies, and academia.

+ Well-developed collaboration skills and ability to communicate complex technical concepts and issues with individuals and functions from both technical and non-scientific backgrounds.

+ Demonstrate effective problem-solving skills by translating working knowledge of toxicology into specific business-effective strategies, advice and decisions regarding human and environmental health risks

+ Exceptional oral and written communication skills demonstrated through presentations, reports, and manuscripts for both scientific and lay audiences

+ A logical and independent mind

+ Meticulous attention to detail

+ Good teamworking abilities

+ Certification by the American Board of Toxicology (DABT) or other equivalent health science or medical professional certification is preferred.

+ Experience with critical evaluation and study coordination of toxicological studies is preferred

DuPont is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability or any other protected class. If you need a reasonable accommodation to search or apply for a position, please visit our Accessibility Page for Contact Information ( .

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Job Posting: JC198556261

Posted On: Nov 26, 2021

Updated On: Jan 21, 2022