Toxicology Scientist Human Food Safety

Zoetis Kalamazoo , MI 49001

Posted 2 months ago

Job Requisition: RD4/RD5 Toxicology Scientist, Human Food Safety

Zoetis Veterinary Medicine Research and Development is looking for an enthusiastic colleague to join the Safety Sciences group located in Kalamazoo, MI for a challenging position. Zoetis is seeking a toxicologist to provide scientific support to the design and conduct of toxicology programs supporting the human food safety technical submissions for new animal drugs in livestock species.

The Toxicology Scientist (Senior Scientist/Principal Scientist) will:

  • Represent project teams as the toxicologist supporting human food safety for development candidate products.

  • Design toxicology programs and workstreams to achieve a human food safety toxicology package compliant with international Guidance.

  • Propose and gain concurrence with strategies to project teams and regulators.

  • Interpret and communicate data from well-designed studies to project teams and senior management.

  • Be knowledgeable of the multiple toxicology program components including chronic toxicology, genetic toxicology, development and reproductive toxicology and how they apply to animal health product development and approval across the world.

  • Collaborate with toxicologists, pathologists, biometricians, research scientists and consultants to elucidate toxicology findings of concern for research and development programs of products intended for livestock.

  • Prepare regulatory submission documents, including integrated summaries and expert reports for domestic and international regulatory authorities (US FDA CVM, EMA CVMP, etc.)

  • Address regulatory queries from national authorities on submissions through formal and informal meetings, documents, and other communications

Qualifications and experience:

  • Post-graduate research (PhD) highly preferred. MS with 10 years in animal health industry considered.

  • American Board of Toxicology Certification favored. Newly boarded diplomates are encouraged to apply. Exceptions may be made for exceptional candidates with relevant industry experience.

  • Direct experience (>2 yrs.) as a Study Director from a comprehensive CRO desired. For example, experience in conducting and reporting GLP multiple dose toxicology studies (up to chronic) desired.

  • Excellent organizational and communication (verbal and written English) skills required.

  • Evidence of teamwork on multidisciplinary projects desired. Experience and comfort presenting to groups of peers and experts.

Full time



Zoetis is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status or any other protected classification. Disabled individuals are given an equal opportunity to use our online application system. We offer reasonable accommodations as an alternative if requested by an individual with a disability. Please contact Zoetis Colleague Services at to request an accommodation. Zoetis also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act. All applicants must possess or obtain authorization to work in the US for Zoetis. Zoetis retains sole and exclusive discretion to pursue sponsorship for the acquisition or maintenance of nonimmigrant status and employment eligibility, considering factors such as availability of qualified US workers. Individuals requiring sponsorship must disclose this fact. Please note that Zoetis seeks information related to job applications from candidates for jobs in the U.S. solely via the following: (1) our company website at site, or (2) via email to/from addresses using only the Zoetis domain of "". In addition, Zoetis does not use Google Hangout for any recruitment related activities. Any solicitation or request for information related to job applications with Zoetis via any other means and/or utilizing email addresses with any other domain should be disregarded. In addition, Zoetis will never ask candidates to make any type of personal financial investment related to gaining employment with Zoetis.

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