Toxicology Manager

Pittsburgh, PA

Posted: 08/13/2019 Industry: Laboratory - Industrial Chemicals Job Number: 229.19LR Pay Rate: 100,000 - 150,000

Toxicology Manager

We are currently seeking a technical expert in toxicology, pharmacology, or similar applied bioscience, with experience in health risk assessment (as opposed to environmental or site risk assessment).  Experience in safety assessments to support regulatory authority registration of consumer products, medical devices, agrochemicals, preclinical pharma or food ingredients is preferred.  A working knowledge of analytical and organic chemistry from academic training and experience is also required.

This position will collaborate globally with organizations’ material scientists and chemists at the inception of the product design process to discover and evaluate the potential of the components of coating technologies.  The position will also support the company’s business leadership team’s efforts to market and commercialize the technologies.  Externally, this position will interface profile food and beverage brand owners, academic scientists and research institutes, NGO scientists, trade associations and contract laboratories.

Core Responsibilities and Tasks:

  • Understand and apply sound scientific principles to navigate through the technical, regulatory, and policy challenges that will lead to the business success of company’s packaging division.
  • Safety assessment of new food contact material leads and the ongoing safety review of company’s portfolio of food-contact polymers and coatings within company’s “Safety by Design” framework
  • Support implementation of scientific prerequisites for global product registrations and regulatory approvals
  • Conduct toxicological and risk assessments of raw materials and finished formulations
  • Design and manage toxicological studies conducted by academic and contract laboratories
  • Mentor and collaborate with company’s packaging product safety colleagues worldwide to unify and harmonize global product development and regulatory approvals
  • Develop and advocate company’s positions on issues related to chemical and product regulation
  • Monitor current and emerging scientific issues relevant to chemical in the company’s global supply chain
  • Participate in cross functional, collaborative project teams and serve as toxicologist subject matter expert for projects
  • Establish relationships with industry stakeholders and participate in relevant initiatives
  • Travel – 15% of the time

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Larry Riederer at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  229.19LR


  • Required:
    • PhD in an applied bioscience or medicinal chemistry
    • Doctorate must be research-based
  • BS in Basic Science: Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, Physics, etc.
  1. Preferred:
  • Board certification (e.g. DABT, ABAT, FATS)

Knowledge and Experience

  • Required:
    • Minimum 5 years of industry experience
    • Ability to communicate effectively and influence all levels of the organization
    • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
    • Health risk assessment experience (other than environmental) is required for this position
    • Risk assessment, scientific, and regulatory and policy knowledge is critical to the success of this position and will be evaluated on an individual basis
    • External collaboration is also an important element of this position and thus candidates with outstanding communication skills and professional contacts across industry, government, academia, and common interest organizations (NGOs) will receive preferential consideration
  1. Preferred:
  • Desire or experience in leading or supervising others
  • Must have very good oral and written communication skills
  • Communicating technical information
  • PC skills: Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook); and other applicable applications
  • Must be able to travel up to 15% of the time

**If you’d like to hear more about this opportunity and others we are currently working on, please contact Larry Riederer at 815.756.1221 /

JO:  229.19LR


Larry Riederer
Market Specialist

I have over 20 years of experience with Chemical Personnel Search (CPS) . All we do is recruit and place people in the chemical industry nationwide. CPS has been recruiting chemists, engineers, sales people and supply chain since 1973. I work with 40 other recruiters. 

I have a wide range of positions and levels.
The following are some of the areas: Polymers, Resins, Coatings, Adhesives, Inks, Composites, Plastics, Lubricants, Personal Care, Skin/Hair Care, Cleaners and Specialty Chemicals.

These can be: Organic/Polymer Synthesis, New Product Development, Analytical/Characterization, Quality Control, Process Development, Materials Science and others. These are from BS to Ph.D. and from Entry Level to Vice-President. 

Specialties: We specialize in placing Chemists, Scientists and Managers in the industrial chemical industry


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