Scientist I Toxicology

Location
Southampton
Salary
Competitive Salary Dependent on Experience
Posted
08 Sep 2017
Closes
08 Oct 2017
Hours
Full Time

To direct and deliver legal and toxicological ingredient evaluations in accordance with guidelines from the Product Stewardship Council (PSC) in line with the R&D Policy Framework, Corporate Positions and specific legislation

Responsibilities

  • Application of toxicology evaluations & regulatory assessments in a select number of key novel & innovative project areas
  • Approach to task is by selection of appropriate means learned from knowledge and experience and thorough understanding of product regulation and toxicological evaluation
  • Ability to address new problems from 1st principles.
  • Implements the principles of ‘Best Practice’ and ensures R&D and Product Technical teams are adhering to Product Stewardship processes
  • Ensures the confidentiality of all supplier information is maintained to ensure their trust, support and co-operation.
  • Planning – medium-long term workload.
  • Understands, promotes and applies their responsibilities under the EH&S policy.
  • Budget – inform forecast and adhere to financial process and controls.
  • Application of formal project management.
  • Provision of appropriate supervision & coaching to support others.
  • Initiator or key representative in interactions with R&D and  Product innovation projects and suppliers .
  • Writes toxicological assessments, publications and presentations for communication with external colleagues  
  • Authors and delivers GR&D reports and presentations when necessary
  • Participates in PSC meetings and Product Stewardship ingredient forums
  • Coaches and trains Senior Technologists in the above
  • Identify and suggest changes to operating and stakeholder management procedures for subsequent approval.
  • Contribute to the development of new working procedures/ methods by objective evidence and validation for Management/ Technical Review
  • Develops new working procedures by compiling objective evidence and validation for Management/Technical Review.

About You

  • Understanding of the principles of Toxicology
  • Demonstrated technical background in toxicological assessment of tobacco ingredients, food products, cosmetics or other relevant industry sector.
  • Strong understanding of internal Product Stewardship processes
  • Knowledge of BAT’s product development processes and how they link with Product Stewardship
  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative toxicological risk assessment for at least 1 product category
  • Product knowledge gained from working in the Tobacco, Food, Cosmetics and/or Pharmaceutical Industry
  • Detailed knowledge of the product design features for at least 1 category of products in the BAT portfolio
  • Maintains awareness of innovation projects in at least 1 product category and  timelines in order to prioritize and deliver work
  • Demonstrated ability to work well in team environment.
  • Stakeholder engagement and networking skills
  • Strong written, oral and presentation communication skills
  • Strong team player who collaborates with peers to support critical projects and deliverables
  • Pro-active engagement with Product Stewardship managers, particularly on projects risks and issues.
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude and effective problem solver
  • Some regulatory experience gained from working in the Tobacco, Food, Cosmetics and/or Pharmaceutical Industry (Desirable)
  • Good awareness of technical developments in toxicology & regulations (tobacco & consumer goods) (Desirable)
  • Awareness of consumer trends and insights and how they influence and drive new product development (Desirable)