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Study Director - Environmental Fate & Metabolism, Wareham, Massachusetts, United States
We are a member company of The Smithers Group, trusted providers of innovative solutions. Smithers Viscient performs environmental and consumer safety contract research and regulatory services for the crop protection, pharmaceutical, industrial chemical, and the consumer product industries. Smithers Viscient has performed standard guideline and higher-tiered environmental studies for over 45 years. We conduct studies to satisfy all regulatory requirements globally. Smithers Viscient is a leader delivering trusted testing services.
Offerings include environmental fate, plant and animal metabolism, aquatic and terrestrial ecotoxicology, honeybee and pollinator testing, avian toxicology, residue, analytical, and product chemistry, and regulatory risk assessment. Contact us to apply or to learn more about a career at Smithers Viscient.
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Study Director - Environmental Fate & Metabolism, Wareham, Massachusetts, United States
Posted: 30 August 2019
Job Summary
The Senior Scientist is a technical expert within the Environmental Fate and Metabolism department. The position is responsible for the study direction and data interpretation of a broad range of Environmental Fate and Metabolism studies. Responsible for accurately conducting studies per appropriate regulatory guidelines and delivering results within the expected time frame and within the allotted budget. The Senior Scientist, is expected to develop test systems, methods and study designs quickly for a variety of standard E-Fate studies including plant metabolism, biodegradation, abiotic degradation and mobility studies (e.g., hydrolysis, photolysis and adsorption/desorption tests). The position executes and effectively troubleshoots the respective designs while maintaining customer requirements and timelines. Individual is expected to perform and understand all related tasks associated with the studies performed, including laboratory techniques, instrumentation troubleshooting, review
of data records, performing and interpreting statistical analyses of data and performing technical writing/review of study reports. Position also includes training responsibilities for professional and technical staff. The position liaisons effectively with supporting departments and provides technical presentations to Study Sponsors, peer groups, and regulatory agencies.
1. Job Duties
1. Validates and develops testing methodologies.
2. Study Director for Fate and metabolism studies
3. Performs all laboratory testing for assigned studies, independently or assisted.
4. Performs data handling and calculation of results.
5. Trains staff and develops training material.
6. Provides summaries to program supervisors and clients.
7. Interprets data and writes reports.
8. Provide guidance and support for facility functions (e.g., Safety Committee, Hazardous Waste Committee, etc.)
9. May order chemicals and supplies for the department.
10. Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal [written and oral comprehension, written and oral expression].
11. Ability to integrate observations [visual and written, discrimination] into evaluation process.
12. A thorough knowledge of application of principles of statistical analysis [mathematical reasoning].
13. Ability to work at a fast pace, prioritize work assignments and handle stress [high productivity].
14. Familiarity with standard computer software programs [word processing, spreadsheets, databases]. Ability to work with and lead a team of colleagues in dedicated efforts.
15. Proven proficiency in working with management to align business goals with department processes
16. Additional duties as assigned.
2. Physical Functions
Sitting - 60%
Standing - 40%
Walking - 40%
Writing - 80%
Visual - 100%
3. Chemical Safety
1. Must be able to comprehend the potential hazards of the chemicals in use and adhere to the proper safety techniques as dictated by the Safety Manual and/or Management.
4. Laboratory Safety
1. Must be able to wear gloves, lab coat, eye protection, sleeves, hearing protection, pesticide suit, plastic booties, dust masks, a respirator and a face mask.
2. Must be able to understand and follow laboratory safety standards.
Job Specifications
B.S. degree in chemistry, biology or related field and over 5 years of relevant laboratory experience. Previous experience in a supervisory capacity is a plus. Proficient in documentation and procedures required by Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations and Smithers Viscient Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
Next Position Level -
Senior Research Scientist, Environmental Fate and Metabolism.
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10. Excellent communication skills; both written and verbal [written and oral comprehension, written and oral expression]. 11. Ability to integrate observations [visual and written, discrimination] into evaluation process. 12. A thorough knowledge of application of principles of statistical analysis [mathematical reasoning]. 13. Ability to work at a fast pace, prioritize work assignments and handle stress [high productivity]. 14. Familiarity with standard computer software programs [word processing, spreadsheets, databases]. Ability to work with and lead a team of colleagues in dedicated efforts. 15. Proven proficiency in working with management to align business goals with department processes 16. Additional duties as assigned., 1. Must be able to wear gloves, lab coat, eye protection, sleeves, hearing protection, pesticide suit, plastic booties, dust masks, a respirator and a face mask. 2. Must be able to understand and follow laboratory safety standards. Job Specifications B.S. degree in chemistry, biology or related field and over 5 years of relevant laboratory experience. Previous experience in a supervisory capacity is a plus. Proficient in documentation and procedures required by Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) regulations and Smithers Viscient Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).

To apply for this position, please send your CV to ...@smithers.com.


Associated topics: agriculture, bioassay, conservation, ecological, environment, environmental, farm, sustainable, waste, water

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