Scientist I Toxicology
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
- 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.
- 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)