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BAT UKIS LOOKING FOR A JUNIOR TOXICOLOGIST

SENIORITY LEVEL: Junior Level

FUNCTION: Scientific Research & Development

SUB FUNCTION: Toxicology

LOCATION: Southampton, UK

CONTRACT TYPE: Permanent

BENEFITS:

  • UK yearly Incentive Bonus – driven % based on business results and average annual salary.
  • Attractive Private Pension Plan - up to 15%, Private Medical cover, Doctor @hand-24/7 GP appointments, by video or by phone, 365 days a year, from anywhere in the world
  • Share Reward Scheme (free shares and share saving scheme), Group Personal Accident Insurance, Life Assurance
  • Flexible Benefits Scheme: Tax Return Assistance, Cycle to Work, Holiday Trading, Dental Insurance, Travel Insurance; Onsite Gym and Gyms Discounts-discounts at over 3,700 gyms, SPAs, pools, studios, and outdoor fitness events across the UK; Season Ticket Loans-Interest free loans for purchase of annual tickets for public transport.

ROLE POSITIONING AND OBJECTIVES

What are the key objectives and expectations from this role?  

The purpose of the role is to direct and deliver toxicological ingredient and material evaluations in accordance with guidelines from the Product Stewardship Council (PSC) in line with the R&D Policy Framework, Corporate Positions, and specific legislation for our product categories. To be an integral member of the team delivering innovations to market.

What is the direct impact of this role on the team or organization?

Reports to

Senior Scientist - Toxicology

Number of Direct Reports

No direct reports but influences others in opportunities in new directions & coaches/trains others in execution of activities.

Core Relationships

Internal – Product Regulatory Compliance, Analytical, Legal, Product Development

External – Suppliers and CROs

Geographic Scope 

Local

Travel Required

None required

WHAT YOU WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE FOR

  • To recommend and guide the project teams on the toxicology evaluations, tests and design needed to build the data packages for the individual product launches.
  • Project manage the delivery of the toxicological data for risk assessment purposes, including conducting quantitative risk assessments, and risk profiling for application in formal project management. Authors and delivers GR&D reports and presentations when vital.
  • Responsible to articulate and drive defined program areas or tools that can deliver a common approach between categories that will aid the efficiency and treatment of different ingredient types or methods e.g., Naturals, Skin Sensitizers etc.
  • Identify and suggest where innovative approaches can be applied and suggest changes to operating and partner management procedures for subsequent approval.
  • Apply appropriate solutions or approaches to identify and resolve problems based on an understanding and experience of biology, toxicology, or chemistry.
  • Budget – inform forecast, lead project budgets, and adhere to financial process and controls.

CAN THIS BE YOUR FUTURE ROLE?

  • Do you have knowledge of fundamental human health risk assessment approaches?
  • Have you worked in FMCG companies previously?
  • Do you have experience reading a critiquing scientific literature?

ESSENTIAL EXPERIENCE, SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE

Experience Required

  • Relevant science background equivalent to a degree level qualification with good understanding of the principles of Toxicology. Ideally demonstrated technical background in toxicology test packages, particularly risk assessment
  • Awareness of technical developments in toxicology & regulations (tobacco & consumer goods)
  • Demonstrable a positive attitude along with an aim to succeed and flexibility in adapting to new tasks and changing priorities.
  • Proficient computing skills to facilitate use of in-house database and skilled user of Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Understanding of product regulations in tobacco or cosmetics, consumer goods, food, food packaging, pharmaceuticals, etc.), with basic knowledge of the contents and design of conventional tobacco and nicotine products
  • Previous experience in some aspect of applied science, risk assessment, or product stewardship
  • Good attention to detail with a keen problem-solving attitude to enable the delivery of detailed and robust risk assessments.
  • Awareness of tobacco product emissions chemistry (e.g., T/N/CO deliveries, TobReg9, Hoffmann analysis, smoking regimes)
  • Good communication, interpersonal, and planning skills, and ability work both as a team member and independently.
  • May be a member of a relevant professional body, such as the British Toxicology Society

Technical / Functional / Leadership Skills Required

  • Fundamental toxicological approaches
  • Clear communication
  • Time management
  • Pro-active engagement
  • Data interrogation
  • Inquisitive attitude

Education / Qualifications / Certifications Required

  • BSc in relevant science

BENEFICIAL

  • MSc in Toxicology (or another relevant subject) helpful but not essential.

WE ARE BAT

At BAT we are committed to our Purpose of creating A Better Tomorrow. This is what drives our people and our passion for innovation. See what is possible for you at BAT.

  • Global Top Employer with 53,000 BAT people across more than 180 markets.
  • Brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.
  • Newly established Tech Hubs building world-class capabilities for innovation in 4 strategic locations.
  • Diversity leader in the Financial Times and International Women’s Day Best Practice winner.
  • Seal Award winner – one of 50 most sustainable companies.

BELONGING, ACHIEVING, TOGETHER

Collaboration, diversity, and teamwork underpin everything we do here at BAT. We know that collaborating with colleagues from different backgrounds is what makes us stronger and best prepared to meet our business goals. Come bring your difference!

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