Study Director – Terrestrial Ecotoxicology, Harrogate, United Kingdom

 

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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 January 2018

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.
 
An opportunity has arisen for a 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 Tier I laboratory studies, including honey bees, non-target arthropods, non-target plants and soil organisms. You will also be responsible for the conduct of the more complex higher tier studies, including aged residues. .  This is a great opportunity to take a senior role in a thriving ecotoxicology facility that has major plans for further growth and development.
 
Whilst the focus of the work will be on terrestrial ecotoxicology, there will also be the opportunity to work on aquatic and sediment studies.
 
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 advantageous, but is not essential.
  • 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.
  • Applicants should ideally hold a degree in biology or environmental sciences/toxicology along with laboratory based experience conducting regulatory ecotoxicology studies. Whilst a background in terrestrial ecotoxicology is preferred, candidates with an aquatic ecotoxicology background would also be considered.
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: 30th March 2018.
Smithers Viscient is an equal opportunities employer