Regulatory Ecotoxicologist (Cambridgeshire)

Closing Date - Monday 30th September 2019

Cambridge Environmental Assessments (CEA) provides strategic support for chemical product registrations across Europe, encompassing agrochemicals, biocides, veterinary medicines and other chemical products. We specialise in higher-tier risk assessments, including designing and conducting higher tier studies.

We are part of ADAS, a large independent provider of agricultural and environmental consultancy, rural development services and policy advice. With over 75 years’ experience, ADAS has an enviable track record of providing environmental consultancy and research expertise to a 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 was acquired in 2017 by the RSK Group Ltd, 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.

Regulatory Ecotoxicologist – Cambridgeshire (home working possible)

The role

To lead the development and delivery of ecotoxicological risk assessments for plant protection products and other related chemicals.

We are ideally looking for an experienced regulatory ecotoxicologist to join our established risk assessment team. This role will work closely with our other teams (aquatic ecotoxicity testing; efate and exposure; toxicology) as required. The role reports to the Head of Regulatory Risk Assessment.

Successful candidates will

  • Have experience in regulatory ecotoxicology, either gained within industry, consultancy or a regulatory agency.
  • Be able to work autonomously.
  • Have the ability to work on multiple projects and manage associated budgets.
  • Have good attention to detail.
  • Be a good communicator.
  • Be client focused.
  • Have a proactive and positive approach to their work.
  • Be willing to attend and participate in external events.

Recent project examples of the type you may be responsible for include:

  • Review of aquatic ecotoxicity data, designing additional single species invertebrate studies and/or modified exposure studies, use of results in risk assessment.
  • Conduct bird and mammal risk assessment, design and monitoring of field testing programme to refine exposure and effect estimates.
  • Review of NTA field data, preparation of rebuttal, preparation of extrapolation argumentation from study crop to GAP crops, comment on protocol for new field study.
  • Review of endocrine studies, preparation of position paper.
  • Attend pre-submission meetings, present ecotoxicity testing and risk assessment strategy for insecticide, advise client on future actions.
  • Prepare ecotoxicity section for EU renewal dossier, including higher tier risk assessments for all major groups (including reference to field studies).

Salary and benefits

  • Competitive salary (negotiable).
  • Increasing annual leave entitlement with length of service.
  • Contributory Pension Scheme.
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care.
  • Regular training and career development.
  • Flexible and collaborative working environment.

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 Closing date for applications is 9am on 30th September 2019

All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. 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

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