In Vitro Safety Testing Scientist

Permanent Employment Date display: 09/01/2024 #Ref.:6754

Activity area : Pharmaceutical and medical

Post category : Scientific and technical positions

Province : Quebec

Region : Laval, Monteregie, Montreal, Montreal and surroundings

Recruiter : Yannick Elbaz

Contact us : yelbaz@st-amour.com

Job description :

Our client is an international CRO, they are looking to hire In Vitro Safety Testing Scientist to join their team. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in In vitro alternative methods for agrochemical, cosmetics and pesticide products safety testing, with specific experience in the essays included in the non-animal 6-pack tests.

Main responsibilities:

  • Supervise laboratory staff and communicate with departmental management to ensure the smooth running of projects.
  • Design assays, study plans, amendments, and study schedules.
  • Conduct In vitro safety testing including skin irritation, skin corrosion, skin sensitization, acute eye irritation/corrosion, and phototoxicity assays.
  • Ensure compliance with OECD regulatory requirements for In vitro safety testing of agrochemicals, cosmetics and pesticide products.
  • Supervise the analysis of test items and samples in a multidisciplinary laboratory while respecting the Good Laboratory Practices (GLP).
  • Analyze and interpret data generated from In vitro safety testing assays.
  • Write and review protocols and reports.
  • Understand the purpose of each project under his/her responsibility and put strategies in place to achieve the defined objectives.
  • Communicate with customers from the agrochemical, cosmetics and pesticide industries.
  • Comply with protocols, study plans, departmental and company’s SOPs.

Skills and qualifications :

  • Minimum of Master in Toxicology, Pharmacology, Biology, Chemistry or other related discipline.
  • Demonstrated 3-5 years’ experience working in In vitro safety testing of agrochemicals, cosmetics and pesticide products.
  • Ability to run experiments in an autonomous manner. Good problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work under time constraints and to adapt to change. Flexibility to work on changing work schedules.
  • Good organizational skills. Knowledge and experience in Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) are required.
  • Reading and writing of English is mandatory, French is a very good asset.
  • Detail oriented and meticulous. Ability to work well in a team environment.

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