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Regulatory Toxicologist - Post Doctoral Fellow - Fixed Term Contract

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Date: 07-Jan-2018

Location: Derby, Derby, GB, Hazelwood,

Company: Lubrizol Corporation

Req ID: 33501


Lubrizol, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is a market-driven global company that combines complex, specialty chemicals to optimise the quality, performance and value of customers’ products while reducing their environmental impact.   Lubrizol produces and supplies technologies to customers in the global transportation, industrial and consumer markets.  These technologies include lubricant additives for engine oils, driveline and other transportation-related fluids, industrial lubricants, and additives for gasoline and diesel fuel.  In addition, Lubrizol makes ingredients and additives for home care and personal care products and pharmaceuticals, and specialty materials, including plastics technology and performance coatings in the form of resins and additives.


Regulatory Toxicologist – Post-Doctoral Fellow



Are you a Toxicologist interested in monitoring toxicology studies and performing hazard and risk evaluations for an industry-leading, specialty chemicals organization


Can you establish yourself as a trusted technical expert within a company of more than 7,000 employees? 


Does working in a multi-national, Berkshire Hathaway Company interest you?


If so, consider joining the Lubrizol Corporation as a Regulatory Toxicologist within our Product Safety & Compliance Department – a global team responsible for testing all Lubrizol products prior to launch.  This expertise has played a major role in Lubrizol becoming an industry-leading, highly successful $7B+, global organization.   


Role Summary:

As a Regulatory Toxicologist, you will help generate and evaluate data to substantiate the safety of products globally – by performing regulatory toxicology assessments, interpreting global requirements and ensuring our products are safe and our product claims are valid, prior to product launch.  This position requires knowledge of toxicology principles and involves application of Lubrizol chemistry knowledge to the requirements of evolving global chemical control laws and product safety assessments. This is a 1 year assignment with a possible 2nd year extension, based at our European marketing and technical centre located in Hazelwood, a rural location eight miles from Derby city centre.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Support a team of toxicologists in overseeing human, environmental, and physical chemical testing projects with 3rd party laboratories including assessment of new data to meet regulatory reporting obligations
  • Help analyze and interpret test results in preparation for submission to regulatory agencies globally with an emphasis on REACH
  • Contribute to the development and execution of product defense and problem solving strategies using toxicology, chemistry, and other scientific disciplines
  • Additional responsibilities may include toxicology consultation for internal businesses, assistance in report writing, literature searches, data gap analysis, product risk assessments, product stewardship initiatives and regulatory dossier preparation

Requirements – Education, Experience and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in Toxicology, Pharmacology, or related biological science
  • Strong background in chemistry
  • Sound understanding of toxicology principles/practices and the scientific basis for toxicity testing
  • Strong Interest in learning how to design, monitor and interpret data from human health and environmental toxicology testing programs to evaluate and assess risks
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, work with cross functional teams, and working within tight deadlines and changing priorities
  • Strong computer literacy including use of relational databases
  • Must be a self-starter, detail-oriented, results oriented, and comfortable working in a team environment

Considered a plus:

  • PhD in Toxicology, Pharmacology, Industrial or Environmental Health Sciences or related biological science discipline with an emphasis in Toxicology
  • Toxicology experience in the chemical or pharmaceutical industry, or related industry sectors
  • Knowledge of regulatory and data requirements for global new chemical notification dossiers as well as regulatory initiatives including REACH
  • Demonstrated competencies conducting human health and environmental risk assessments


The European marketing and technical centre Lubrizol Hazelwood supports an extensive range of clients and Original Equipment Manufacturers across the globe. 

The Hazelwood site is located in a rural setting around 8 miles from Derby City centre.  With a vibrant and constantly growing list of things to do and see, the city offers something to suit all tastes.  Be it lively nights out, a thriving live music scene (Derby recently won the title of ‘the city of festivals!’) an abundance of shops and restaurants, or indeed, getting involved in sports at the Ipro Arena, or the newly opened Velodrome, the choice is endless.  If you prefer more peaceful surroundings the beautiful Peak District is right on the doorstep, offering amazing scenery, idyllic country pubs, and fantastic opportunities for outdoor pursuit enthusiasts.

You will find that Lubrizol offer a wealth of career and development opportunities.  We employ the very best talent and strive to offer our employees the opportunity to grow and learn.

There is something for everyone who lives and work here……

To learn and see what it is like to work here at Lubrizol Hazelwood, please view our video

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