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Syngenta Limited

Job title Human Health –Senior Consumer Safety Expert
Location Bracknell, Berkshire RG42 6EY
Salary range Competitive
Sector Agriculture
Reference 18005308
Date posted 24-Oct-19
Apply by 14-Nov-19
Contact Michelle Oakley
Tel: 01344 414450

About This Job:

We are currently seeking an experienced scientist to become a key member in ensuring the dietary safety to consumers following the use of Syngenta’s crop protection products. The role requires the understanding, interpretation and integration of a wide range of data (e.g. metabolism, residue trials, processing, toxicological outputs) to provide robust consumer risk assessment positions and expertise into European and global projects. The role also requires the evaluation and application of new techno-regulatory guidelines and approaches to dietary exposure and dietary risk assessment to maintain Syngenta’s competitiveness in the agri-business. Leading the provision of consumer safety expertise on project teams, and working with colleagues from Environmental Safety, Toxicology, Metabolism, Regulatory Affairs and Project Management, are key components of the role. 

Successful team members have come from a variety of backgrounds – Chemistry, Food Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Toxicology, Regulator, and Nutrition

This role will include:

  • Providing expertise in the interpretation and application of metabolism and residue data in dietary risk assessment
  • Independently identifying, defining and solving key scientific problems, particularly on the design, use and interpretation of dietary exposure data
  • An understanding and interpretation of current and future techno-regulatory guidelines and issues, and developing and advocating techno-regulatory strategies to gain and defend product registrations
  • Ensuring the delivery and content of regulatory submission documents that meet quality and agreed timelines
  • Representing Syngenta as the technical expert in discussions with external regulatory authorities or industry associations
  • Participating in and leading science projects that advance the work of Consumer Safety, and communicating the outcomes within Syngenta and at external venues

To be successful in this role, we believe you will need:

  • To be qualified to a minimum of degree level in chemistry, biochemistry, analytical science, environmental chemistry or related subject, with proven experience in a relevant environment or transferable knowledge from a different industry
  • Creative problem solving skills, and an ability to facilitate constructive discussion and resolution of complex technical issues
  • A proven track record of solving difficult and complex technical problems
  • Experience of leading project teams, and with an aptitude of working multiple projects simultaneously and able to prioritise work effectively
  • Experience of leading and/or working within multi-disciplinary project teams, and managing high work demands
  • To be capable of making good technical judgments in a timely manner
  • Good numeracy skills
  • Effective written/verbal communication and organizational/analytical skills
  • Effective advocacy and influencing skills

Preferable knowledge and experience (though not essential):

  • Experience and knowledge of the principles of dietary exposure and risk assessment in the agrochemical/pesticide industry, or in an industry where human exposure evaluations and risk assessments are conducted
  • Knowledge of techno-regulatory pesticide guidelines relating to dietary or consumer safety, and experience of writing and reviewing technical submission documents

Syngenta will offer:  

  • Campus environment based at Jealott’s Hill, Bracknell, Berkshire
  • Full time and permanent contract
  • Competitive benefits and salary
  • An opportunity to work collaboratively with team members who share a strong commitment and pride in their work
  • Great opportunities for personal and career development
  • Up to 31.5 days annual holiday

Work Locations: 

Jealotts Hill Int. Research Cen 

Bracknell RG42 6EY

Job: Product Safety