Toxicologist - Intertek405

Job Information

Job Title: Toxicologist
Job Code: 
Job Category: Operations
Job Location: Leicester, United Kingdom

Do you have a Masters or higher degree (or equivalent) in a scientific discipline related to toxicology or significant experience in toxicology risk assessment?

Do you have previous demonstrable written and verbal experience of producing and contributing to technical reports within the field of toxicology/ chemistry?

Do you want to work for a FTSE 100 company that is a leader in its field?

If you answered yes to all of the above we want to hear from you as we have an exciting opportunity for a Toxicologist to join our dynamic team based in Leicester.

Intertek Health, Environmental & Regulatory Services helps companies resolve complex scientific and toxicology issues, develop scientific and strategic regulatory and compliance plans, and facilitate timely regulatory global approvals. 

They deliver success and minimize client risk through their broad expertise and depth of knowledge of toxicology, product safety, and risk assessment principles, as well as the regulatory approval processes that govern products that touch a vast range of industries (primarily including: Chemicals (including Agri & Pesticides), Cosmetics & Personal Care, Environmental Health, Safety & Sustainability, Food, Supplements & Animal Nutrition, Food Contact, Global Restricted Substances and Pharmaceutical, Healthcare & Medical Devices)  in jurisdictions around the world.  Intertek does more than simply answer scientific questions and help our clients with regulatory compliance; they give clients the competitive advantage they desire.

Job Responsibilities

The Toxicology and Regulatory Group  in our HERS  division at Intertek has a challenging opportunity for a Toxicologist and Regulatory Expert at our  office in Leicester, UK in the safety assessment of consumer and household products and in particular, cosmetics, detergents, medical devices, biocides and toys such as paints and inks. This is an exciting opportunity to work with our network of global teams across Intertek and contribute your experience of  legislation and toxicological  risk assessment and help to make your mark on the business.

As a member of the Toxicology Group, you will:

Have comprehensive experience of toxicological risk assessment, preferably of consumer or formulated industrial products. 

Be able to write a critical evaluation of toxicological profiles for raw materials thoroughly evaluating any impurities

Ideally have knowledge of the EU Cosmetics regulation and guidance and your own ideas and opinions related to the safety assessment of cosmetic products. 

Ideally but not essential have working knowledge of other regulatory areas including hazard classification (CLP or GHS), Detergent regulation, REACh.

Direct and manage resources, activities and timelines to ensure that projects are effectively executed to meet client and business objectives.

Be jointly responsible for the quality control of complex scientific projects 

For many customers you will be offering advice on formulations, warning labels and providing a one-stop-shop of toxicological and regulatory expertise. 

Act as an in-house scientific advisor on complex scientific and regulatory issues.

Keep abreast of scientific trends and changes by participating with scientific agencies and attending scientific conferences.

Additional Information 

The successful candidate must be willing to travel to advise clients of relevant legislation (normally in cosmetic products) and to build a strong command of these legislation to advise industry through presentations at international conferences, seminars. Some global travel may be required. 

Qualified candidates will go above and beyond, have a strong background in toxicology, ideally be EUROTOX registered and hold the appropriate qualifications and experience in toxicological risk assessment.

Job Qualifications

Required skills and experience

Good IT literacy skills (MS Office) 

A Masters or higher degree (or equivalent) in a scientific discipline related to toxicology or significant experience in toxicology risk assessment. 

Demonstrable scientific expertise to analyse and interpret complex scientific issues within the overall field of toxicology/chemistry. 

Extremely strong writing skills as a professional scientist

Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal and communication (verbal, written, listening and presentation) skills in fast-paced, dynamic and changing environment. 

Work is undertaken for customers across the globe, so an appreciation of cultural differences and an awareness of differing regulatory requirements is essential.

Personal Qualities


Promotes company values to others and supports values in daily activities and decisions

Results driven to focus contribution on activities which meet company goals and deliver the greatest value

Ability to critique and improve activities through continuous improvement and innovation

Ability to demonstrate exceptional customer service

The ability to demonstrate respect, equity and empathy for a diverse community

Motivated, self-starter

Encourage teamwork (promote operational synergies and alignment) to support each other, our customers and grow together

Highly energised mind-set with willingness and desire to learn and adapt individually 

Drive performance by ensuring performance expectations are met

Fosters integrity and honesty

Ensure compliance to company, industry and regulatory standards

Highly organised with strong attention to detail

Confident communicator (written/ oral) and able to build rapport, quickly and effectively

Demonstrates flexibility and resilience in order to meet the demands of the role

The ability to plan and prioritise your own workload to meet agreed deadlines by staying focused and using time effectively to ensure work is completed on time with precision, pace and passion.

How to Apply

Please provide a CV, Covering Letter (outlining your suitability for the role) and Salary Expectations to including the reference Intertek405. All candidates will be required to confirm eligibility to work in the UK before starting employment.

As a matter of courtesy, we will try to respond to all applications. However, due to the volume of applications received, we may not be able to respond to individual candidates. If you have not been contacted within 4 weeks unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful. Please do not let this deter you from applying for vacancies in the future should you meet the minimum requirements of the role.

Intertek operates a preferred supplier arrangement and we do not accept unsolicited approaches from agencies

Closing Date 

22nd February 2018