Lead Toxicologist

Closing Date - Open

Location: Boxworth, Cambridgeshire or Home-based
Salary: Competitive Salary


Cambridge Environmental Assessments is part of RSK ADAS.  With over 75 years’ experience, ADAS has a track record of providing environmental consultancy and research expertise to an enviable range of clients both in the private and public sector.  We are a recognised and highly respected leader in the environmental and rural sectors.

ADAS sits within RSK Group Ltd, which is one of Europe's leading multidisciplinary environmental consultancies and is ranked number 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK.  There has never been a more exciting time to join.

Cambridge Environmental Assessments (CEA) provides strategic and dossier support for chemical and product registrations across Europe, encompassing agrochemicals, biocides, veterinary medicines and other chemical products.  We specialise in designing and conducting higher tier studies, toxicology and ecotoxicology hazard characterization and risk assessments for chemicals, biocides, pesticides, and food contact materials compliance, etc. CEA has a well-earned reputation for providing higher tier, non-standard support for challenging products in an increasingly demanding regulatory environment. 

We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.

To develop, manage and deliver innovative Toxicology support throughout the project cycle (including scoping the work, planning the resources and ensuring timely and profitable delivery); to personally deliver toxicology consultancy to a range of commercial clients, including gaining expertise in the evaluation of the endocrine-disrupting potential of substances according to the new EU criteria, in a varied, dynamic and supportive environment. To manage, nurture and support a small group of toxicologists.

This will involve

  • Leading and managing Toxicology projects throughout the project cycle (including scoping the work, planning the resources and ensuring timely and profitable delivery).
  • Personally delivering toxicology consultancy to a range of commercial clients, and gaining expertise in the evaluation of potential endocrine-disrupting chemicals according to the new EU criteria.
  • Leading the delivery of technical reviews, investigations and other desk-based assessments in support of commercially funded projects, overseeing the input of others as required.
  • Writing clear and accurate scientific reports, and conducting literature reviews, suitable for submission to international regulatory authorities.
  • Working with regulators on behalf of clients, as required.
  • Line-managing a small group of expert Toxicologists.
  • In addition to your normal duties, you may occasionally be required to undertake additional work necessary to meet the needs of the business, without additional remuneration.


  • Be an imaginative toxicologist with a very good grasp of general toxicology, repro-toxicology and developmental toxicology.
  • Ideally, hold a post-graduate degree (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific discipline.
  • Be a member of a Professional Register in Toxicology (e.g. ERT).
  • Have a working knowledge of chemical use and regulation as relevant to human health within the industrial chemical/agricultural/environmental sectors in the UK and Europe.
  • Have a willingness to work flexibly and occasionally travel within Europe.
  • Have good verbal and written communication skills, good organisational and planning skills, and good interpersonal and team working skills.

Salary and benefits:

  • Competitive salary (salary range available on request); including a negotiable bonus arrangement.
  • Contributory Pension Scheme.
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care.
  • Regular training and career development.

How to apply

To apply for this position please visit the RSK Group careers portal and click ‘apply’.  A personal online account will be set up so you can review the progress of your application.  If you require any additional information about the role please contact Lisa Hallington, HR Advisor on 01623 848341 or email are being reviewed as received and successful candidates invited for interview.

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter. RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.

RSK Group is an Equal Opportunities Employer

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track. Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.

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