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Toxicologist

Toxicologist

Is Internship: 
No

EWG seeks a doctoral level scientist with a commitment to the environment and a desire to advocate for public health protection through innovative research.

Responsibilities: 
  • Help EWG transform company practices and national policy to reduce people's exposures to chemicals that pose risks to health.
  • Provide toxicology expertise for assessing safety of ingredients in cosmetics, food, cleaning products, sunscreens, and other consumer products.
  • Compile, analyze and manage data on toxicity of product ingredients and environmental contaminants. You will be a member of the team that builds and maintains EWG's popular online resources rating the safety common sources of chemical exposures.
  • Assess, maintain and expand the body of toxicology data held within the databases and manage researcher assistants who help you carry out this work.
  • Remain abreast of toxicology issues relevant to EWG issue areas.
  • Work in collaboration with EWG policy and communication experts to develop frameworks and methods for assessing and presenting toxicology information to the public.
  • Support EWG work on advancing policy measures to protect Americans from chemical exposures from water, air, food and consumer products.
Qualifications: 
  • PhD in toxicology.
  • 3 or more years of experience in related position for corporate, government or non-government organizations.
  • Familiarity with chemical toxicity assessments and sound understanding of toxicology/risk assessment principles.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, work independently, and also contribute expertise to multidisciplinary project teams.
  • Familiarity with writing and editing scientific materials for a general audience.
  • The position requires ability to work in a fast paced setting, efficiency with transition to new projects and commitment to the mission of the organization.
How to Apply: 

Location: Washington, D.C. – this position does not allow for tele-commuting/tele-work.  

How to apply: Send a cover letter, resume and writing sample of scientific material written for general audience to Brett Dorow at [email protected]