Senior Mammalian Toxicologist

FMC   •  

Newark, DE

11 - 15 years

Posted 238 days ago

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Company Overview

FMC Corporation is a leading speciality company focused on agricultural and lithium technologies. We are proud that our products help grow that world's food, improve health and contribute to a more sustainable energy supply.


FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives. Your education and professional experience are valued and put to use from day one. Your success at completing key initiatives can result in a varied, progressive and fulfilling career with FMC.


With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. In short, If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.


The successful candidate will be an experienced, senior-level industrial Mammalian Toxicologist to provide support for the registration of agrochemicals worldwide.  The position requires in-depth knowledge of complex toxicology principles and physiology, such as carcinogenicity, developmental toxicity, and endocrine disruption.  Extensive experience is required with the types of toxicology studies, experimental design, and data/results necessary to meet global agency requirements for agricultural products.  A track record of agency interactions, creative solutions, task force participation, and/or publications in pesticide toxicology is desirable.  This position reports to the Manager of Global Toxicology. 


  • Act as Study Monitor or Study Director for long term (sub-chronic and chronic) and complex toxicology studies for EPA, EU, and other global regulatory agencies.  This includes protocol preparation, test material transmittal, oversight of contract scientists, critical evaluation of data, business agreements, and working with QA to provide final reports.
  • Conceive, plan and oversee the research of contract laboratories for the toxicity testing to meet regulatory requirements and product safety concerns.
  • Make recommendations on path forward in the registration of active ingredients or formulations technologies based upon toxicology data and regulatory requirements.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of product defense strategies using toxicology and physiology knowledge and interactions with other scientific disciplines. 
  • Review and summarize in-house toxicological study data and literature to prepare chemical hazard and risk monographs.
  • Define and works to resolve major, complex problems coming from interactions of pesticides and a variety of mammalian systems. 
  • Prepare critical reviews, risk assessments, “white paper” advocacy documents, scientific rationales, position statements related to FMC products.
  • Mentor scientific staff and train other team members on new toxicology or regulatory developments.
  • Lead project team(s) or more broadly within global agricultural products group, as required.
  • Understand and alert business customers about scientific and/or regulatory initiatives that shape the regulatory environment for the industry, gather formal and informal data, recommend in advance of competitive pressure, and influence outcomes to enhance our competitive position.
  • Participate in professional meetings, training and workshops, and industry task forces of special interest to the business (primarily agricultural products related) to maintain and improve technical skills. 
  • Publish or present scientific information at meetings and in journals.

Required Education

PhD in Mammalian Toxicology, Pharmacology, or closely related discipline, such as veterinary or medicinal science with publication record and a minimum 10 years relevant work experience in a commercial setting.  Or, M.S. in Mammalian Toxicology, Pharmacology, or closely related discipline and a minimum 15-20 years relevant experience.


  • Expertise in at least one specialized area of toxicology, such as neurotoxicity, carcinogenicity, teratology, developmental toxicity, or endocrine disruption.
  • Registration support for agrochemical, pharmaceutical, or specialty chemicals
  • Experience writing toxicology dossiers and overviews for registration submissions
  • Principles for exposure and risk assessment
  • Leadership participation in scientific societies, associations, and task forces.
  • Broad scientific knowledge in mammalian toxicology, physiology and/or veterinarian medicine
  • Expert knowledge of toxicology studies (design and data generated) required for regulatory agencies, especially long-term and specialized, complex study types.
  • Track record of effective interactions with Regulatory agencies in the US, Europe, or globally through white papers or in-person meetings.
  • Excellent, effective oral and written communication skills, including scientific reports, hazard evaluations, and position papers
  • Project management, including oversight of other scientists, to meet deadlines for concurrent projects
  • Working effectively within a team environment –exchanging ideas with colleagues, sharing workload, and interacting with supervisors
  • Experience communicating with non-science, business customers and global Registrations Managers and meeting their expectations
  • Computer literate, experience with Microsoft Office products
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills including negotiation, conflict resolution, influencing & motivating
  • Strong analytical capability to evaluate and scrutinize data, process information, and provide recommendations to key staff and management.
  • Strong process orientation and the ability to organize, schedule, and prioritize workload.
  • Ability to work with senior management to manage resources and meet timelines.
  • Strong commitment to and awareness of safety practices.