Senior Manager, Toxicology

United States, Morristown (New Jersey)

Senior Manager, Toxicology

What makes YOU different?

Lonza Specialty Ingredients (LSI) combines technological innovation with world class manufacturing and process excellence. Microbial Control Solutions serves consumer and technical markets by safeguarding resources and peoples’ well being. We are a trusted and innovative supplier of microbial control solutions and chemical technologies used in a wide range of industrial and consumer solutions. Our vast product portfolio of microbial control and chemical technologies offer quality products backed by technical and regulatory expertise, meeting our customers’ current and future needs.

LSI is looking for a Senior Manager of Toxicology in our Morristown, NJ location to provide strategic and tactical leadership of the global toxicology team. In this role you will exercise independent judgment to adapt and apply resources to support Lonza Business groups and assist in the registration of products on a global basis. Develop the toxicology staff professionally and technically.  Design, oversee, and manage appropriate data acquisition and/or toxicity testing (as needed) to support the global classification, registration and safe handling and use of Lonza products.  Evaluate relevant data and provide sound scientific rationale for ensuring the integrity and safe use of Lonza products. Ensure that Lonza is recognized as the industry leader for toxicological expertise.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategic and tactical direction for global toxicology team within the Product Safety & Toxicology department. 

  • Participates on interdisciplinary business teams in the development of new products by reviewing components and evaluating for potential health and/or environmental concerns.

  • Develops toxicology testing strategies to fulfill all the requirements of Product Stewardship and global regulatory compliance.

  • Interprets toxicity data and provides robust, scientific assessments for use by business managers, regulatory, industrial hygiene, and medical personnel.

  • Interacts with federal and global regulatory agencies on toxicology matters relative to product registration and new regulations that can have an impact on the Corporation; including negotiation of testing requirements with global regulatory authorities.

  • Provides support to Product Safety and Regulatory Assurance by assisting in toxicological evaluations, risk assessments, and GHS classifications. Provide information to assist with product registration and the production of MSDSs and labels.

  • Supports Lonza’s Product Stewardship efforts to ensure the health, safety and environmental performance of our products throughout the products’ life cycles.

  • Manage toxicology data within Lonza systems; including data input.

  • Provides support in responding to Lonza Emergency Action Network (LEAN) calls by providing a perspective on the health risks to humans and domestic animals from use and exposure to Lonza products.

  • Negotiates toxicology and testing requirements and positions within trade associations, governmental authorities, and external subject matter experts.

  • Travel <25% or as required.

Key Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in Toxicology or closely related field required

  • 7 - 10 years experience in managing a Product Safety or Toxicology staff ideally in a chemical/consumer products industry

  • Solid understanding of conducting GLP toxicity tests

  • Working knowledge of the Global Harmonized System for the  classification and labeling of chemicals

  • Strong oral and written communication skills  

  • Effective project management skills with the ability to prioritize and multi-task

  • Strong computer skills including MS Office Suite, SAP preferred

A major part of the heritage of LSI is being able to deliver unique solutions to its customers. Being the driving force behind this approach – listening, asking, understanding to match the right elements in a new way has been an inherent part of our day-to-day business. Always with the goal to enable a competitive advantage for each customer with a specific product, package or solution.

Lonza is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a qualified individual with disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Reference: R25955