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Job Requisition ID:  36696

Regulatory Eco-toxicologist


Eastman is a global specialty chemical company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With a portfolio of specialty businesses, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. Its market-driven approaches take advantage of world-class technology platforms and leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. Eastman focuses on creating consistent, superior value for all stakeholders. As a globally diverse company, Eastman serves customers in approximately 100 countries. The company is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA and employs approximately 14,500 people around the world.


We are seeking a candidate with knowledge and skills in industrial and regulatory eco-toxicology functions. The candidate would work within the corporate Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs organization in close coordination with business and technology managers, product stewards, and product registration/clearance and hazard communications personnel to support existing products, and development and commercialization of new products.



  • Coordinate and oversee ecotoxicological, environmental fate, and associated phys-chem testing projects with 3rd party laboratories globally
  • Perform computational modeling (e.g., QSAR Toolbox, EPI Suite, AIM, VEGA)
  • Analyze and interpret test results
  • Perform risk/safety assessments
  • Develop and execute product defense strategies
  • Support for global chemical registrations such as TSCA, REACH, FIFRA, etc.
  • An internal toxicology expert to the innovation R&D team, hazard communication group, product stewardship initiatives, regulatory dossier preparation, customer correspondence, trade association panel participation
  • Mentor and train other team members on new toxicology or regulatory developments
  • Participation in industry consortia addressing toxicology and risk characterization of chemicals


   Education and Additional Skills:

  • PhD in Toxicology, Environmental Health Sciences, or related biological science discipline PLUS 4+ years of chemical or industrial ecotoxicology experience (or a master’s degree with 6+ years of relevant experience).  Relevant ecotoxicology experience is a must.
  • Knowledge and experience in regulatory and data requirements for global new chemical notification dossiers
  • Experience in conducting computation modeling to estimate hazard endpoints
  • Proven success in designing, monitoring and interpreting data from regulatory guideline based toxicological studies (EPA, OECD, etc.)
  • Knowledge of international risk assessment models and ability to perform or work with team members to conduct risk assessments
  • Knowledge and expertise in interrupting ecotox, environmental fate, and phys-chem endpoints for applying international hazard classifications (GHS, CLP, IMO, etc.)
  • Knowledge in emerging toxicological and risk assessment technologies such as high throughput in vitro testing, computational toxicology, exposure modeling, endocrine disruption testing, etc.
  • Knowledge of human health toxicology and DABT certification is a plus.



Performs more complex assignments researching and advising on chemical effects on employee health. Acts as a leader for less experienced toxicologists and can lead toxicology projects. This represents the second progression in this field. Performs research and tests regarding toxicological issues. Collects and evaluates toxicological data on chemicals for use in research and litigation. Identifies existing and potential toxicological issues and independently works on solutions. Has extensive chemical and toxicological knowledge base. Develops procedures to assure continuing compliance with regulations and organization standards. 


Career Level. Fully competent professional role.  Requires in-depth knowledge and experience. Solves complex problems; takes a new perspective using existing solutions. Works independently; receives minimal guidance. Acts as a resource for colleagues with less experience. Represents the level at which career may stabilize for many years and/or conclude. Impact of work is primarily within site or country. 

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