Senior Toxicologist / Regulatory Expert Toxicology (m/f/d)

WorkplaceBasel, North West Switzerland, Switzerland

Basel, Basel, Switzerland

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Research & Development (R&D)

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Syngenta Group is one of the world’s leading agriculture innovation companies, with roots going back more than 250 years. Its 48,000 people across more than 100 countries strive to transform agriculture through breakthrough products and technologies that play a vital role in enabling the food chain to feed the world safely, sustainably and with respect for our planet. Swiss headquartered and Chinese-owned, the Group draws strength from its four business units – Syngenta Crop Protection headquartered in Switzerland, Syngenta Seeds headquartered in the United States, ADAMA headquartered in Israel, and Syngenta Group China – that provide industry-leading ways to serve customers everywhere.

Our employees reflect the diversity of our customers, the markets where we operate and the communities which we serve. We invite you to help us shape the future of agriculture. At Syngenta, we believe every employee has a role to play in safely feeding the world and taking care of our planet.

Senior Toxicologist / Regulatory Expert Toxicology (m/f/d)

The Product Safety group in Basel is looking for an experienced Toxicologist for our Crop Protection business unit. In this role you will manage multiple global projects in toxicology including specification, monitoring, problem solving and interpretation of studies. With that you will provide information for regulatory, enable exploratory, development and business decisions and design novel approaches to comply with regulatory demands. You will provide technical expertise and written contribution in support of Global and Regional Regulatory, regional registrations and re-registration activities and proactively develop solutions for emerging issues. This requires an excellent and proactive communication with global functions as well as advocating technical positions effectively with regulatory agencies.

Your responsibilities:
  • As a senior expert in toxicology you will specify & review global and regional projects, support global & local registrations and proactively develop solutions for emerging issues.
  • You will influence the development of technical and techno-regulatory positions, strategies and project work plans via involvement in multi-disciplinary project meetings.
  • You will assess third party products to ensure they meet our high global safety standards.
  • You will manage product safety studies to deliver results along with an interpretation of the significance and consequences of those results, by liaising and aligning positions in a global team of peers in Product Safety and other functions such as Regulatory Affairs, project management or business teams.
  • To facilitate business decisions and regulatory submissions you will give presentations at internal and external events.
  • As being part of a network of technical experts you will seek out the latest developments in toxicology and will assess their potential use at the regulatory interface.

    What are we looking for:
  • PhD degree in toxicology, biology, chemistry or pharmacology with 8-10 years’ work experience as a toxicologist. European board registration as toxicologist (ERT) preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects and to deliver technical leadership in defined areas.
  • Experiences in regulatory registration processes in global markets of crop protection products or related areas are highly desirable.
  • High level of attention to detail; strong communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to quickly develop robust networks and key relationships.
  • Fluency in English including a high level of written communication skills – enabling to write statements for country regulators in a tailored manner. Any additional language would be an advantage.

    What we offer:
    We offer a variety of financial and non-financial benefits including: • Annual bonuses.
  • A competitive pension fund plan.
  • Preferential conditions with insurance companies.
  • Family-friendly initiatives.
  • Exclusive reduction offers for employees.
  • We offer a position which contributes to valuable and impactful work in a stimulating and international environment #bringingplantpotentialtolife.

    Interested? We look forward to receiving your online application including all relevant documents (cover letter, CV, diploma, certificates) – reference number 18028009.

    Please be aware that the job title may differ from the position title.

    Syngenta is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status

In your application, please refer to and reference JobID 52605.

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