Study Director – Terrestrial 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.

Offerings include environmental fate, plant and animal metabolism, aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology, honeybee and pollinator testing, avian toxicology, residue, analytical, and product chemistry, and regulatory risk assessment.  Contact us to apply or to learn more about a career at Smithers Viscient. 

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Study Director – Terrestrial Ecotoxicology, Harrogate, United Kingdom

Posted: 30 October 2017

Job description:
 
Smithers Viscient is a specialist Contract Research Organisation in environmental fate, plant and animal metabolism, aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology, honeybee and pollinator testing, avian toxicology, residue, analytical, and product chemistry, and regulatory risk assessment.
 
Smithers Viscient have provided Contract Research services such as environmental and consumer safety research, and regulatory services, and testing/analysis to their international clients for over 45 years.  Known for scientific excellence and commitment to customer service, Smithers Viscient’s name is synonymous with the delivery of innovative solutions, particularly within the crop protection, pharmaceutical, industrial chemical, and the consumer product industries.
 
The need has arisen for a Study Director in the Terrestrial Ecotoxicology Department with a high level of scientific knowledge across NTA’s, NTP’s, Soil Organisms, Pollinators and Microorganisms. Should the successful candidate show interest in people management, this position does also have the possibility to be expanded into a Technical Lead position with P&L, strategic, and operational management for terrestrial ecotoxicology, or it could be phased in based on the level of existing experience.
 
Role/Requirements:
 

  • The ideal candidate from this role should have at least 2 years’ experience in directing studies to GLP within Terrestrial Ecotoxicology, preferably with NTA’s, NTP’s, Soil Organisms, Pollinators and/or Microorganisms.
  • Experience of Training, Coaching, Mentoring, and/or developing colleagues would be highly advantageous, but is not essential.
  • Possession of good 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.
  • As a line manager or a managerial level expert, a good commercial, operational, and financial acumen would be advantageous, but could be trained. 
  • Having academic experience is essential in this environment, to be successful in this application candidates must have a Science degree, preferably in Biology, Environmental Science or equivalent (i.e. Zoology, Ecotoxicology). Although a PhD/MSc in one of the above mentioned or allied areas would be desirable.  
To apply please send a copy of your CV with a covering letter including salary expectations to: Helen Blakey, HR Business Partner, Smithers Viscient Helen.blakey@smithers.com

Subject to negotiation for excellent candidates – full benefits package also included.

Closing date for applications: 15th December 2017 - Please quote reference no; HB/0817
Smithers Viscient is an equal opportunities employer