Senior Regulatory Toxicologist

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Job Title: Senior Regulatory Toxicologist
Location: Des Moines, IA, Midwest United States, USA

Company: Corteva
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Crop Production
Job Type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Job Description:


This is an exciting opportunity for a focused and collaborative candidate to join our highly motivated Research and Development Team. In response to the growth of our global crop protection business, we have one vacancy for a Regulatory Toxicologist within our Regulatory Toxicology team, part of our Human Safety function. This position is based at our Global Headquarters located in Indianapolis, Indiana.

At Corteva Agriscience, we grow what matters by putting consumers and customers at the heart of everything we do. We recognize that safe and sustainable food is a priority of our consumers, and we're here to ensure those goals are met. As a Regulatory Toxicologist at Corteva, you will be an integral part of a growing, multidisciplinary team that is responsible for development, registration, and re-registration of new and existing crop protection products.

How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you.
As a member of our Corteva Regulatory Toxicology team, you will operate as a Regulatory Toxicology Subject Matter Expert (SME) to:

Regulatory Toxicologist Role and Responsibilities

  • Work collaboratively and across regulatory and mammalian toxicology teams to develop and lead scientific strategies to deliver global toxicology programs which requires understanding and application of mechanistic assessments, testing requirements, experimental design, and results interpretation.
  • Responsible for the design and interpretation of toxicology studies for Corteva active substances and end-use products in support of global regulatory submissions while ensuring the highest standards of scientific practice and animal welfare are met.
  • Provide expertise and support for incorporation of robust study summaries and expert positions into the toxicology portion of the registration dossier and author technical responses and Weight of Evidence assessments to regulatory agencies.
  • Act as a regulatory toxicology liaison with registration colleagues and technical experts across a wide range of disciplines within the company and national or international regulatory authorities.
  • Participate and represent Corteva as a technical expert on industry associations and working groups.
  • Author and publish scientific manuscripts in alignment with Corteva regulatory toxicology advocacy and science best practices.
  • Additional opportunities for scientific growth within this collaborative, team-based role, include mentoring early career scientists, leading on cross-active ingredient projects, innovative/alternative & mechanistic toxicity testing approaches and communicating data to a wide variety of audiences.


What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?

  • An advanced degree in toxicology or related area (Ph.D. preferred; candidates with M.Sc. and relevant experience will be considered)
  • Five or more years of proven experience as an agrochemical toxicologist within multi-disciplinary project teams, preferably, but not limited to, seeds and crop protection products, with a developed understanding of global regulatory systems.
  • A technical background and practical experience(s) in the following areas: seeds regulatory toxicology, endocrine biology, systems biology, neurotoxicology, and/or developmental and reproductive toxicology, is highly desirable for this position.
  • A technical background and practical experience in GLP toxicology studies and regulatory requirements.

The following skills are integral to the successful fulfillment of this position:

  • A diverse scientific background coupled with curiosity and critical thinking skills to deliver innovative toxicology strategies for new and existing products while understanding and applying crop protection regulatory frameworks and global requirements.
  • Application of project leadership skills to collaborate and coordinate multiple projects in a timely and effective manner.
  • Effective inter-personal skills and demonstrated teamwork abilities are key to this global role, to create and maintain collaborative and inclusive relationships, positively influence decision-making processes, while keeping teams engaged and motivated to deliver and develop.
  • Clear written and oral communication skills that allow dissemination of complex technical issues in a straightforward and concise manner, along with the ability to adapt this information to a variety of scientific and non-scientific audiences, internally and externally
  • Keen interest in working in a dynamic, exciting industry and applying scientific information for protection of human health at highest standards.

Benefits - How We'll Support You:

  • Numerous development opportunities offered to build your skills
  • Be part of a company with a higher purpose and contribute to making the world a better place
  • Health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
  • Four weeks of paid time off and two weeks of well-being pay per year, plus paid holidays
  • Excellent parental leave which includes a minimum of 16 weeks for mother and father
  • Future planning with our competitive retirement savings plan and tuition reimbursement program
  • Learn more about our total rewards package here - Corteva Benefits
  • Check out life at Corteva!

Are you a good match? Apply today! We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best, most creative talent on our team.

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Job Post Date: 12/07/22
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