The Washington, D.C. Office of an international law firm (with a focus on life sciences-related regulatory work) is seeking a Ph.D. Toxicologist with a minimum of 5 years of experience with FDA’s requirements for evaluating the safety of food and food ingredients. In this non-laboratory position, the individual will assist our attorneys and other in-house staff scientists in advising a broad range of companies on safety and regulatory issues involving food and animal feed, with some work on drugs, cosmetics, and related products. Prior experience with conducting food/food ingredient safety assessments is required. Prior experience preparing generally recognized as safe (GRAS) reviews, food additive petitions, color additive petitions or new dietary ingredient notifications is preferred. Familiarity with government health and safety regulations and prior experience with FDA, EPA, and Cal EPA methods for performing statistical risk assessments is also preferred. Experience with safety evaluations for products of biotechnology is also a plus. This position requires the ability to write clearly and communicate effectively.
This is an opportunity to be part of a collegial and dynamic technical staff that includes more than 20 other scientific professionals. The successful candidate will enjoy assisting companies with new product introductions, partnering with non-scientific staff on legal and regulatory issues, and working in a team environment. Occasional travel and speaking opportunities may be available.
We offer an excellent benefits package and salary commensurate with experience.
Send resume and cover letter to Jennifer Ireland, Human Resources and Recruitment Manager, Keller and Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street, NW, Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001 or to firstname.lastname@example.org. E.O.E.