Senior Study Director, Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Harrogate, United Kingdom


We are a member company of The Smithers Group, trusted providers of innovative solutions. Smithers Viscient performs environmental and consumer safety contract research and regulatory services for the crop protection, pharmaceutical, industrial chemical, and the consumer product industries. Smithers Viscient has performed standard guideline and higher-tiered environmental studies for over 45 years. We conduct studies to satisfy all regulatory requirements globally. Smithers Viscient is a leader delivering trusted testing services.

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Senior Study Director, Aquatic Ecotoxicology, Harrogate, United Kingdom

Posted: 12 August 2019

Within our business the need has arisen for an experienced Senior Study Director in the Ecotoxicology Department. You will be working in a team that conducts a wide range of aquatic, terrestrial and sediment ecotoxicology studies in support of the Agrochemical, Pharmaceutical and Chemical industries. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the conduct of standardised aquatic ecotoxicology studies (including fish, daphnia and algae), in addition to standard sediment organisms. 
You will also be responsible for the conduct of the more complex higher tier studies, including longer term fish tests that are designed to investigate endocrine disrupting effects (FSTA, FSDT, FFLC tests).
This is a great opportunity to take a senior role in a thriving ecotoxicology facility that has major plans for further growth and development.
The Role:
With customers you will be the point of study control and have overall responsibility for the scientific, technical and regulatory conduct of studies. You will also be responsible for the interpretation, documentation and reporting of results. Close and regular liaison with the Client would be a major part of the role.

  • The ideal candidate for this role should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in directing studies to GLP within Aquatic Ecotoxicology.
  • Experience of Training, Coaching, Mentoring, and/or developing staff.
  • Possession of excellent communication skills will be pivotal in this role, to impart experience and knowledge to clients and colleagues, project managing, solving complex problems, or when providing multifaceted solutions.
  • Responsible for performing a broad level of ecotoxicology studies on aquatic organisms.  Ensuring that all studies are conducted in-line with Good Laboratory Practice guidelines and regulatory test standards.
  • Applicants should ideally hold a degree in biology or environmental sciences/toxicology along with laboratory based experience conducting regulatory ecotoxicology studies.

As a Global employer we offer a generous benefit package to all our employees incorporating private healthcare, pension, 25 days annual leave plus Bank holidays per annum.
Interested? Then we invite you to send a current CV and a covering letter to quoting reference 0819/05. Please visit for further details about Smithers Viscient.
Smithers Viscient is an equal opportunities employer.