Scientist, Occupational Toxicologist
Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by Boehringer Ingelheim
The Occupational Toxicologist works with a team of highly trained scientists to ensure the safety of BIAH products in the R&D pipeline, and to support globally marketed products. The incumbent team member will utilize scientific training to compile technical data for use in consumer, user, target animal, and environmental safety assessments. A primary responsibility will be to establish and review occupational exposure limits and permissible daily exposure limits for Boehringer lngelheim Animal Health products.
Act as a technical specialist for occupational safety related to BIAH products, and participate on corporate committees and task forces related to these areas of expertise.
As an employee of Boehringer Ingelheim, you will actively contribute to the discovery, development and delivery of our products to our patients and customers. Our global presence provides opportunity for all employees to collaborate internationally, offering visibility and opportunity to directly contribute to the companies success. We realize that our strength and competitive advantage lie with our people. We support our employees in a number of ways to foster a healthy working environment, meaningful work, diversity and inclusion, mobility, networking and work-life balance. Our competitive compensation and benefit programs reflect Boehringer Ingelheims high regard for our employees.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Responsible for timely preparation of Occupational Exposure Limits (OEL) and Permissible Daily Exposure (PDE) assessments. Investigate, research, and compile risk assessments that are necessary and required to meet health hazard evaluation compliance commitments. Manage and organize technical information in internal databases.
Assures appropriate reporting of safety data to support health-protective limits. Works with colleagues in manufacturing and HSE to ensure that proposed limits and exposure controls are health protective and able to implement. Able to evaluate appropriate data and a defined corporate process to communicate and mitigate risk.
Compiles, evaluates, reviews and summarizes technical data. Prepares and reviews reports, memos, SOPs and regulatory documents. Applies scientific principles to synthesize information from scientific and regulatory literature in order to identify data gaps and propose weight of evidence approaches based on solid scientific principles.
Develops study protocols to address data gaps; collaborates with team members and CROs to execute studies and report results.
Provides quality control review of departmental technical deliverables, including protocols, reports and documents for regulatory submission.
Effectively communicates and defends own work, orally and in writing, in the context of the company and team goals at meetings.
Demonstrates a contemporary level of technical proficiency in field, including training team members on occupational safety concepts.
Ensure compliance with relevant regulatory, GXP and animal welfare standards as well as BIAH Policies, Procedures and Guidelines.
PhD from an accredited institution in toxicology, pharmacology, or a related field with two (2) years of experience; Or Masters degree in toxicology or related discipline from an accredited institution with a minimum of six (6) years of applicable industry experience; Or Bachelors degree in toxicology or related discipline from an accredited institution with ten-plus (10+) years of applicable industry experience.
Knowledge (preferably, experience) of bench, applied and regulatory toxicology, including understanding the fundamental concepts of human health risk assessments, industrial hygiene and occupational toxicology.
Experience in protocol development and study design, data management and processing, analysis and collation. Familiarity with Good Laboratory Practices.
Able to review, interpret and apply physical and chemical safety data to define occupational exposure limits.
Eager to learn and follow regulatory guidances applicable to hazard, exposure and risk assessments.
Excellent interpersonal, intercultural and English verbal, written and presentation skills.
Advanced skills in Excel, Word, Powerpoint; familiarity with databases.
Highly organized, with superior attention to detail.
Ability to work under pressure with multiple competing priorities.
Embrace and implement corporate values