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Title:  SRA Conventional Products Toxicology Manager

Job ID:  64861
Country:  Switzerland
City:  Geneve
Professional area:  Scientific Regulatory Affairs
Contract type:  Permanent
Professional level:  Experienced

Geneve, GE, CH, 1202


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SRA Conventional Products Toxicology Manager


About the Position:


The SRA Conventional Products Toxicological Manager performs toxicological risk assessments of flavor substances, tobacco ingredients, non-tobacco material (NTM) ingredients and other substances used in the manufacture of conventional tobacco products. The incumbent will ensure the scientific integrity of JT Group products worldwide and commission product testing to support the continued use of ingredients, materials and technologies. The incumbent will provide support for the JT Group ingredient evaluation program and prepare toxicological documentation.


What you will actually do:


  • Perform toxicological risk assessments of flavor substances, tobacco ingredients, NTM ingredients, packaging ingredients and other substances used in the manufacture of conventional products (CP) to ensure the scientific integrity of JT Group products worldwide. Provide support for the JT Group ingredient evaluation program and prepare toxicological documentation
  • Ensure that JT Group risk assessment procedures used for the assessment of various CP are in line with current practices accepted by the scientific community and take into account tobacco industry standards as well as practices used in other consumer product industries
  • Provide scientific support to the SRA management in the case of specific outside challenges or quality related issues concerning JT Group  CP
  • Commission the different tests required under the JT Group  CP toxicology program including liaison with contract research laboratories
  • Represent JT Group at external meetings with the tobacco industry and external scientific meetings/organizations (e.g. TMA, CORESTA, scientific conferences). Closely monitor competitor activities and support the development of company positions
  • Assess JT Group CP ingredient and product portfolio with regards to chemical regulations, such as REACH. Obtain full chemical, toxicological and environmental data from studies in the public literature and, under guidance of the SRA CP Toxicology Director, commission and manage toxicological studies to support the use of chemical substances in JT Groups CP portfolio
  • Harmonize and standardize toxicological evaluation processes within JT Group SRA function, to increase the efficiency of the toxicological review processes within the CP product stewardship program


You as a professional:


  • Degree or PhD in toxicology or other appropriate life science with a minimum of three years risk assessment experience. ERT (European Registered Toxicologist) or DABT (Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology) certification is a plus
  • Minimum of 5 years working in the scientific and regulatory affairs area of the tobacco industry or the reduced risk products (RRP) business. Proven knowledge on the manufacturing processes of RRP and CP, toxicological risk assessment procedures, toxicological test strategies and statistical analysis
  • Knowledge or experience with emerging toxicological and risk assessment technologies such as high throughput in vitro testing, systems and computational toxicology, exposure modeling, alternative exposure systems such as air-liquid interface, etc. are a plus
  • Experience with predictive QSAR models for physical/chemical properties and human health toxicological endpoints, such as EPI Suite or the OECD QSAR Toolbox is desirable


You as a person:


  • You are fluent in English - high standard of verbal and written English (mandatory). Other languages are a bonus
  • You have excellent time management skills and are dependable in completing quality projects against challenging deadlines
  • You have effective communication skills (verbal and written)
  • You demonstrate sound decision-making capabilities and solution driven thinking
  • You are an excellent team player with the ability to influence senior management of the necessity and effectiveness of the decisions you take
  • You are flexible and can work autonomously
  • You enjoy working with diverse cultures and reaching out to colleagues across the world



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