Clinton, NJ, US

Company:  ExxonMobil

Job Role Summary

ExxonMobil Biomedical Sciences, Inc. (EMBSI), located in Clinton, New Jersey, has an immediate opening for a Toxicologist in the Health and Environmental Sciences Division. EMBSI is a wholly owned subsidiary of the ExxonMobil Corporation, with Human Health, Environmental, and Product Stewardship experts positioned globally to provide integrated support to ExxonMobil businesses. Our mission is to understand, research and develop health, environmental and product safety options and solutions for our company and the communities we serve around the world.

Job Role Responsibilities

ExxonMobil toxicologists evaluate the hazards and risks of current chemical and petroleum products and operations. More than just providing expertise, toxicologists are expected to proactively engage and take initiative to envision and advance the methodologies needed to evaluate the next generation of ExxonMobil products and processes. This position requires effective application of scientific skills in a fast paced business environment, as well as the capacity and initiative to learn and develop contemporary risk assessment approaches and related disciplines. The toxicologist will provide technical and strategic guidance to business and technology leaders in all aspects of toxicology, chemical risk assessment and regulatory compliance. Core activities include product safety evaluations, design and monitoring of toxicology research programs associated with product/operations safety, application of computational tools and methodologies, integrating safety data to inform safe use of our products and/or safety of operations, conducting human health risk assessments, developing and communicating expert technical advice, leading technical initiatives within professional organizations and trade associations, interaction with international governmental / regulatory agencies. EMBSI is committed to transparent communication of health information and encourages presentation at technical conferences and publication in peer reviewed research. Additionally, EMBSI supports continuous learning to refresh knowledge of toxicology methods and identify novel applications. Candidates must be able to work independently, embrace change, and collaborate with individuals with diverse backgrounds and scientific disciplines to achieve worldwide business objectives and to ensure compliance with corporate policies and international health and environmental regulations. This position requires extensive consultation and technical support to ExxonMobil affiliates worldwide and will require some domestic and international travel. 

Job Requirements

  • Must have a Ph.D. in Toxicology, Computational Toxicology or a related field
  • The candidate should be results driven with excellent leadership skills and a passion for advancing the discipline of applied toxicology
  • Background in the design, interpretation, and application of current and emerging toxicology studies and approaches to human hazard evaluation, chemical risk assessment, and regulatory compliance is essential
  • Familiarity with industry toxicology testing standards (e.g. OECD) and hazard assessment computational tools (e.g. QSAR) is a plus
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and collaboratively to envision and advance the use, development and application of computational tools and methodologies to characterize chemical risks is strongly preferred
  • Excellent Project Management and Communication skills are required (written and oral), including an ability to communicate toxicological data and methodologies to non-scientists
  • Experienced hires encouraged to apply

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Demonstrated experience with computational tools to conduct quantitative structure activity evaluations and predict hazards for chemicals and/or chemical mixtures (e.g. TOPCAT, DEREK Nexus, TIMES-SS, OECD Toolbox, Benchmark Dose Software or similar computer programs and databases)  
  • Experience with computer programming using open-source tools (e.g. R, Python)
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, influence and collaborate with other scientists to produce impactful work product
  • Familiarity with data analytics, informatics, machine learning, artificial intelligence and statistical approaches to assess toxicity
  • A minimum of 5 years practical experience  


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ExxonMobil is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, protected veteran status, genetic information, or physical or mental disability.

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