Environmental Exposure Scientist:
Environment and Human Health

Oxfordshire (UK) or Brussels (Belgium)

We have the position of Environmental Exposure Scientist or Industrial Hygienist (educated to University MSc level or equivalent) open for a suitable candidate. This is a permanent position based in either Oxfordshire, UK, or Brussels, Belgium.

The employee will manage the exposure assessment portions of all projects for Penman Consulting while working in a small team of highly motivated environmental and toxicology specialists to ensure EU REACH compliance for our Clients. Industrial Hygiene or Product Regulatory experience in the chemical, oil and gas industries is a plus. The role will be flexible and will adapt to the skills of the job holder, allowing for significant scope of further development arising from the growth of the business.

Main Areas of Responsibility

Leveraging your educational and professional background in the Natural Sciences (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Agronomy, Soil/Sediment Science) you will interpret and utilize environmental fate data to conduct exposure assessments using modelling tools (e.g. Chesar, EUSES, Petrorisk/Petrotox, EPIsuite) for use in global regulatory dossiers and development strategies.

Using effective project management skills, you will manage multiple, complex projects focused on meeting the environmental fate and Human Health requirements for EU REACH dossier updates. Furthermore, you will develop innovative approaches to address regulatory challenges and/or timeline constraints.

Serving as a responsible interdisciplinary team member, you will actively contribute to project teams and supporting managers in the preparation of dossiers and responses to regulatory agencies.

You will have the opportunity to participate in our research program to develop, validate and apply novel approaches to assessing human exposure to hazardous agents.

Formulate and maintain exposure scenarios (ES) for compliance with REACH and other international product regulations.

Desired Profile

  • Scientific background with a specialization or degree in Natural Sciences (e.g. Chemistry, Biology, Soil/Sediment Science);
  • Minimum 5-7 years of relevant experience;
  • Strong skills in project management;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Fluent in English, other EU languages is an asset;
  • Eligible to work in UK or Belgium. Penman Consulting will not provide sponsorship.


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