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Senior Ecotoxicologist

Job Requisition ID:  38432


Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company’s innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information, visit 



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 chemical

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.

Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

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