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Environmental Assessment Scientist - Belgium  

Zoetis (company)


Posted on : 21 March 2017

Project Description

  • Our company seek an enthusiastic colleague to join the Metabolism & Safety group 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).


About Us:
  • Our company 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.