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Posted on : 21 March 2017
Zoetis Veterinary Medicine Research and Development (VMRD) seek an enthusiastic colleague to join the Metabolism & Safety group in Zaventem, Belgium for a challenging and fast-paced position in environmental assessment of veterinary medicines. As an active member of multi-disciplinary teams, the candidate will design and implement environmental assessment programs for research and development projects and defend the existing product portfolio. Duties include: Developing and implementing the environmental scientific strategy for new compounds. Placing and monitoring studies at Contract Research Organizations through the final reporting stage. Producing thoughtful, scientifically-defensible, well-articulated environmental assessments. Integrating toxicology, human food safety, microbiological safety, target animal safety, user safety and other relevant data into regulatory submissions. Responding to regulatory, manufacturing, and product support queries (globally). Conducting new studies and writing expert reports for registration renewals and product support. Opportunity for participation in industry working groups. Occasional travel: <15% depending upon study involvement. Minimum skills, education, attributes: MSc or PhD (or equivalent) in one of the following fields: environmental science, toxicology, pharmacology, chemistry/biochemistry, or other related scientific disciplines. >5 years post-graduate work experience, preferably in the human or veterinary pharmaceutical industry. Demonstrated skill in scientific writing (protocols, reports, journal articles). Experience in design, implementation, and interpretation of physical chemistry, environmental fate, and/or ecotoxicology studies. Excellent organizational and communication skills (verbal and written English). Ability to work effectively in a collaborative and dynamic team environment in a global company. Other attributes/soft skills: an absolute team player, passion for problem solving, eager to find creative solutions, strategic insight, judgment, flexibility, eager to learn on the spot, resilient. Desirable skills, education, attributes: Knowledge of global regulatory requirements (VICH and country/regional requirements) for environmental assessment of veterinary medicinal products. Familiarity with toxicology and residue chemistry to support human food safety filings and user safety assessments. Familiarity with internationally accepted environmental exposure models. Experience in writing environmental safety and/or regulatory toxicology dossiers. Experience in conducting studies in a regulated environment (GLP-compliance). Zoetis is a global animal health company dedicated to supporting customers and their businesses in ever better ways. Building on 60 years of experience, we deliver quality medicines and vaccines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. We are working every day to better understand and address the real-world challenges faced by those who raise and care for animals in ways they find truly relevant. Our name, Zoetis (zM-EH-tis), has its root in zo, familiar in words such as zoo and zoology and derived from zoetic, meaning "pertaining to life." It signals our company's dedication to supporting the veterinarians and livestock producers everywhere who raise and care for the farm and companion animals on which we all depend.
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