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Safer Products Toxicologist (Toxicologist 2)

Company: Wa State Department of Ecology
Location: Lacey
Posted on: October 17, 2020

Job Description:

Are you passionate about reducing harm to human health and the environment? Do you want to be part of the Safer Products for Washington team that is implementing what has been called the ?nation?s strongest law regulating toxics in products?? The Hazardous Waste and Toxics Reduction program within the Department of Ecology is looking to fill a Safer Products Toxicologist (Toxicologist 2) position. This position is located in our Headquarters Office in Lacey, WA. As a Toxicologist, you will work to identify the most problematic chemicals impacting Washington State. You will help create new policies and regulatory actions designed to eliminate or replace toxic chemicals with safer alternatives. Your role will be to work with a team to help prioritize these efforts and communicate the science policy related to these chemicals. What will you do? Conduct objective, science-based research on toxic chemicals and metals of concern impacting human health and the environment using the best science available. Research, interpret data and share toxicological information about potentially hazardous substances in the environment. Review toxicological studies and interpret toxicology data to support applicable state laws, including PBTs, Safer Products for Washington, and other consumer product laws. Identify and advise on prioritizing the program?s chemicals of concern and inform strategic actions to align and advance the program?s toxics reduction efforts statewide. Join a team that's making a difference This is an opportunity to work with a dynamic team of subject matter experts, communications staff, and project managers, on one of the first rules of its kind on a national level. It is also an opportunity to create long lasting change in consumer products regulations. The Safer Products for Washington Program takes a forward-thinking and preventative approach to managing chemicals in consumer products and the environment by focusing on pollution prevention and safer alternatives. This new program provides the opportunity to develop innovative approaches, face distinct challenges and problem solve. The culture of the team is collaborative problem solving with a passion for innovative solutions to advance safer chemical alternatives. Our group includes chemists, environmental specialists, regulatory analysts, planners and managers that work across disciplines to produce amazing results. Ecology?s programs are recognized as global leaders in the field of green chemistry, alternatives assessment, product testing and innovative chemicals policies. Who are we looking for? Team members who like collaborative brainstorming, thinking outside the box and identifying new solutions to chemical management. People who thrive appreciate giving and receiving feedback and want to work as part of a team. Please Note: This is a project position that is funded through May 31, 2023 This position will remain open until filled, with an initial screening date of October 14, 2020. In order to be considered for initial screening, please submit an application on or before October 13, 2020. The agency reserves the right to make an appointment any time after the initial screening date. Required Qualifications: A Ph.D. degree in toxicology or in a health or ecological related science with a major emphasis in toxicology AND one year of toxicology experience. OR A Master's of Science degree in toxicology or in a health or ecological related science with a major emphasis in toxicology AND three years of experience as a toxicologist. Desired Qualifications: Experience with toxicology tools, models, and chemical database systems (e.g. EPA ToxCast). Experience in one or more of the following disciplines: human health toxicology, ecological toxicology, hazard assessments, alternatives assessments or green chemistry.

Keywords: Wa State Department of Ecology, Lacey , Safer Products Toxicologist (Toxicologist 2), Other , Lacey, Washington

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