Engineer/Exposure Scientist

Engineer/Exposure Scientist

Job Description

ToxStrategies LLC is seeking a chemical or environmental engineer, or scientist with experience conducting quantitative chemical exposure assessments to join our expanding Exposure Sciences consulting practice. The position involves data-driven assessments of human exposure to chemicals to support risk-based evaluations related to occupational, consumer, and general public exposures to chemicals and metals present as additives, ingredients, or contaminants in foods, consumer products, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, and environmental media (air, water, soil, and sediments). The successful candidate will have a strong working knowledge of statistical approaches for evaluation of environmental data (including Bayesian methods), chemical fate and transport mechanisms, mathematical exposure modeling, and environmental sampling. Mastery of data presentation and visualization, as well as computer programming experience in R language is preferred. Working knowledge of physiologically based pharmacokinetic (PBPK) modeling or experience in industrial hygiene is also considered a plus.

This position offers a dynamic and challenging work environment, opportunities for professional development and leadership, and competitive compensation and benefits. On a daily basis, responsibilities will involve designing and conducting scientific projects that may include generation, critical review, analysis, and/or synthesis of scientific data. A significant component of the position will involve technical writing in the form of proposals, protocols, reports, and scientific manuscripts, as well as verbal communication via presentations and teleconferences. The position involves regular collaboration on multidisciplinary teams that may include toxicologists, epidemiologists, industrial hygienists, engineers, and biostatisticians, many of whom are recognized as leaders in their respective fields. Active participation in the scientific community such as presenting at professional meetings (e.g., AIHCE, ISES, SOT, SRA), serving on committees, and publishing scientific manuscripts is strongly encouraged.

ToxStrategies is a multidisciplinary scientific consulting firm that develops innovative solutions to address the scientific, technical, and regulatory challenges confronting our clients. Scientists in our Exposure Assessment Practice provide consulting services to public and private-sector clients around the world. Our work involves providing clients with scientific, strategic, and regulatory expertise in the assessment of chemicals in the environment, foods, consumer products, personal care products, pharmaceuticals, and medical devices.

Essential Qualifications

  • B.S or M.S in chemical or environmental engineering, environmental science, or a related science degree (e.g., industrial hygiene, toxicology, chemistry or biology).
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) is a plus.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience in exposure and human health risk assessment, specializing within a particular field (e.g., industrial hygiene) or across disciplines.
  • Experience with multi-media mathematical modeling programs and screening level tools such as those in OECD Toolbox and EPA’s ToxCast and ExpoCast databases.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple assignments with attention to detail and effective time management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently or in multidisciplinary teams; experience leading project tasks or teams is a plus.
  • Ability to travel (may be required approximately 5%–10% of the time).
  • Work location is flexible with office locations throughout the U.S.