Regulatory Toxicologist

Oxfordshire (UK) or Brussels (Belgium)

Penman Consulting has the position of Regulatory Toxicologist available. The permanent role will be flexible and can adapt to the skills of the job holder, allowing significant scope for further development arising from the growth of the business. The job is based in Oxfordshire, UK or in Brussels, Belgium.

The major focus will be on supporting the scientific regulatory work Penman Consulting does on chemical substances within the chemical and petrochemical industries – specifically understanding the health hazards through evaluation of scientific data, performing risk assessments, and communication of those assessments to third parties through different mechanisms.

The successful candidate will have a sound toxicological background with at least 5 years of relevant experience. They will have an interest in further developing their career within toxicology and the global regulatory framework. They will work within a multidisciplinary team of project managers, regulatory specialists, toxicologists, environmental scientists, and IT specialists.

As Penman Consulting is an outward looking organisation, the jobholder will be expected to assist in the continued development of the company working both internally and with our large client base. Some of the activities will include project management, which is essential for the smooth running of projects and good client relationships.

The jobholder is expected to and will be encouraged to, continue their personal development and learning, with an emphasis on mammalian toxicology and global regulatory developments. Penman Consulting encourages its employees to contribute 10-20% of their time to personal development, supporting their attendance at conferences, seminars, further education, etc.

Penman Consulting is certified to ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Standards, to which all employees are expected to comply, contribute to and build upon.

Applicants can choose to work in either Oxfordshire (UK) or Brussels (Belgium).

Applicants must currently be legally entitled to work in the United Kingdom – Oxfordshire (UK) or Brussels, Belgium

Areas of responsibility 

Note: some of these areas will require orientation and training before their jobholder is fully functional. This will be initiated as soon as the jobholder is in place with a clear plan of action and target dates.

  • Managing and/or providing toxicological input into current and future Penman Consulting projects:
  • Take responsibility within your project team for, and oversee the input of, toxicological data summaries and data interpretation into regulatory systems such as IUCLID (used by the European Chemicals Agency) and its submission to the Agency or to clients;
  • Provide an expert resource to the project team when advice and assistance are required.
  • Work closely with staff across the organisation and provide coaching and support to more junior staff, helping to grow their overall competencies.
  • Contribute to the growth and development of the product stewardship tool Active StewardTM. Use of the systems daily and input into the user group and the development team based on your expert knowledge.
  • Contribute to the sales process within the Company, working with the Business Development Manager through industry contacts and knowledge.
  • Represent Penman Consulting in external fora and with clients.

Desired profile 

  • Scientific background with a specialisation or degree in life sciences, toxicology, biology or related discipline, with a solid background in Chemistry
  • Sound toxicological background with at least 5 years of relevant experience
  • Skills in read-across would be beneficial
  • Strong skills in project management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fluent in English, other EU languages is an asset


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