Biologist (11) 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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Biologist (11) Terrestrial Ecotoxicology, Harrogate, United Kingdom

Posted: 30 January 2018

The candidate will perform a variety of terrestrial ecotoxicology testing (OECD/OCSPP/JMAFF) in the laboratory. All work to be conducted in compliance with applicable regulatory requirements, and specifically those regulations (GLP) specified in the study plans, protocols, or work agreements governing the work in which they are involved.

The candidate must be able to work unsupervised, and act as a mentor to less experienced staff in the department. They will be able to review work for overall accuracy, timeliness, completeness, and soundness of technical judgment. The candidate will be responsible for scheduling of their assigned studies to ensure completion within required timelines, and be able to respond to unscheduled deadlines, client needs, etc. without neglecting other duties.

Principal contacts include laboratory personnel, Study Directors and Management, plus contact with external clients, regulatory agencies and service providers/suppliers, as required.

The incumbent will have a relevant degree plus at least 2 years practical experience of conducting GLP-compliant testing to recognised guidelines.  It is expected that they will have working knowledge of the culture and handling of a diverse range of test species (Earthworms, Non-Target Arthropods, Bees, Plants etc).

The role will be mainly laboratory-based and will involve additional hours and weekend work, as required.

If you would like to apply for this role please send a cover letter and your CV to Helen Blakey, HR Business Partner via email

Closing date: 13th August 2018