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Principal Toxicologist


Allendale, NJ, US

Req ID:  1744
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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 integration of new product line into Edgewell and manage Product Safety program for new business line:
    • Manage gap identification project
    • Define and implement strategy to fill data gaps
    • Manage raw material, formulation, and product safety evaluations for various product categories
    • Manage in vitro/clinical test battery required to support product safety including safety claims
    • Manage material safety data sheet (SDS) for finished products
    • Oversee WERCS registrations
    • Manage reformulation efforts, if applicable
  • Provide regulatory support to the Regulatory teams:
    • Support the implementation of the Cosmetic Product Safety Reports program for EU regulatory submissions
    • 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, as needed
  • Provide support for consumer, quality, regulatory questions
  • Mentor teammates


Required education and certification:

  • Ph.D. or M.S. in toxicology, pharmacology, or related field with at least 10 years managing risk/safety assessment programs in consumer products industry (including dermal products)


 Required skills:

  • DABT, ERT preferred
  • 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 and comfort with managing large data sets with ease


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.



Nearest Major Market: New Jersey