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Principal Toxicologist


Allendale, NJ, US

Req ID:  1430
Job Type: 

We are a global team of 6000 visionaries, doers, and makers. Our portfolio of over 25 brands touches lives in more than 50 countries. Together, we reimagine good mornings and endless summers, beauty and bonding, confidence and determination.



Primary purpose:


Lead components of the toxicological risk assessment program to support business needs with a focus on raw material, formulation, and final product safety assessments.


Essential functions:


  • Lead components of the Product Safety program:
    • Conduct/manage raw material, formulation, and product safety evaluations for OTC drugs, cosmetics and articles
    • Define/manage in vitro/clinical test battery required to support product safety including safety claims
    • Provide material safety data sheet (SDS) support for finished products
  • Provide regulatory support in support of the Regulatory team:
    • Support the implementation of the Cosmetic Product Safety Reports program for EU regulatory submissions Helps ensure regulatory toxicology-related compliance with global and national safety regulations (e.g., California Proposition 65, EU cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, ECHA REACH).
    • Anticipate, evaluate impact, communicate, recommend direction, implement strategies and tactics to address regulatory and retailer changes/trends affecting product safety
    • Monitor and influence global regulatory agencies as toxicology expert on product registrations, data requirements, and emerging or new regulations with potential impact on products
  • Participate in cross-functional teams and provides solutions to address potential safety concerns
  • Advise internal and external stakeholders on complex technical issues
  • Represent Edgewell Personal Care in scientific organizations including toxicology societies and trade associations
  • Provide support for consumer, quality, regulatory questions
  • Mentor teammates
    Required education and experience:
  • Ph.D. in toxicology, pharmacology, or related field
  • DABT certification required, ERT preferred
  • 10-15 years managing risk/safety assessment programs in consumer products industry (including dermal products)
  • Design and management of safety (in vitro/clinical) test batteries and CRO management
  • Risk/safety assessment and in silico toxicology experience
     Required skills:
  • Excellent leadership and mentoring skills
  • Excellent project management, organizational, prioritization skills, including managing multiple parallel projects
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication, teamwork, interpersonal skills 
  • Excellent follow-up and attention to details skills 
  • Good ability to work well under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Good ability and interest in process and systems improvements
  • Good computer skills, preferably advanced Excel skills



Edgewell is an equal opportunity employer, and we prohibit discrimination based on age, color, disability, marital or parental status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other legally protected status in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.