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Senior Principal Toxicologist, Innovation Toxicology


Allendale, NJ, US

Req ID:  766
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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 of this position:

Thought leader and corporate center of excellence in product stewardship, ingredient policy recommendations and path to achieve sustainability goals.  Cutting edge awareness of risk assessment techniques and in vitro methodology.Develops key product defense and advocacy initiatives. Advises and proposes proactive solutions to assigned businesses and customers using emerging trends in toxicology to assess human health evaluation.  Leads projects to meet departmental goals, customer needs and  business objectives. Self-directing; leads improvements in screening methods to support new material selection. Provides in-house expertise to formulators, designers and engineers, supporting technological breakthroughs and advances leading to competitive advantage. Stays abreast of current and new test methods, including preclinical regulatory and testing requirements. Effectively communicates the relevance and interpretation of study findings to project teams and management. Assists senior scientists to review and critique reports and to problem-solve test failures and unexpected results. Advises in design of special toxicology studies to support new product development and regulatory submissions, and weighs business merit. Leads scouting and selection of external subject matter experts. Acts as a coach and resource and directs work of other team members, such as specialists, technicians or interns as needed.  Manage data acquisition as well safety and risk assessment programs in support of new product development, global regulatory approvals,


Essential Functions:

  • Advise on raw material selection and path for delivery on sustainability goals.
  • Critical risk assessment of global developing scientific information on raw materials and product delivery forms for OTC drugs, medical devices, cosmetics and articles.
  • Conduct safety and human health risk assessments for raw materials and products following FDA/EPA risk models to support global, federal, state and local safety requirements, including California Proposition 65.
  • Participate on interdisciplinary business teams in new product development, provide sound scientific solutions to address potential safety concerns.
  • Influence global regulatory agencies as toxicology expert on product registrations, data requirements, and emerging or new regulations with potential impact on products.
  • Influence customers and industry peers on complex technical issues to place potential health risks of ingredients in the context of the uses of products.
  • Represent Edgewell Personal Care in scientific organizations and workshops, task forces of trade associations, and interactions with global regulatory authorities.
  • Anticipate, evaluate, and implement regulatory changes and trends affecting product safety and toxicology support for markets by tracking and researching new or emerging legislations in collaboration with Regulatory team and notifying the various business functions of strategic options.


Experience/Education Required:

  • Ph.D. Toxicology/Pharmacology and DABT required.
  • 15+ years’ experience in an FDA-regulated industry.
  • Experience with topical products required.
  • Experience with in FDA/ EPA risk assessment,  pre-clinical and clinical design at progressively increasing scientific levels.
  • EPA / FDA Safety Risk Modeling experience, including risk assessment.



Skills and Abilities Required:

  • Good computer skills. 
  • Excellent verbal / written communication and interpersonal skills. 
  • Ability to interface with internal and external contacts at all levels. 
  • Project management, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication (written/verbal), interpersonal, leadership, and coaching skills.
  • Good organizational, prioritizing and follow-up skills.  Attention to details.  Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to work well under pressure, with minimal supervision, and to interact with a variety of contacts, including R&D staff, management, clinical laboratories, consultants, and suppliers.






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