Regulatory Scientist


Shanghai, SH, CN

Company:  ExxonMobil


About us


At ExxonMobil, our vision is to lead in energy innovations that advance modern living and a net-zero future. As one of the world’s largest publicly traded energy and chemical companies, we are powered by a unique and diverse workforce fueled by the pride in what we do and what we stand for.


The success of our Upstream, Product Solutions and Low Carbon Solutions businesses is the result of the talent, curiosity and drive of our people. They bring solutions every day to optimize our strategy in energy, chemicals, lubricants and lower-emissions technologies. 


We invite you to bring your ideas to ExxonMobil to help create sustainable solutions that improve quality of life and meet society’s evolving needs. Learn more about our What and our Why and how we can work together.


What role you will play in our team


We are looking for a candidate who understands the objectives, framework, and key scientific underpinnings upon which health and environmental regulations and policies are based. The candidate would develop, promote and apply scientific methods, tools, approaches derived from various scientific disciplines (i.e. applied ecology, epidemiology, ecotoxicology, exposure science, toxicology, product safety) for use in regulatory and policy development and implementation. This would be done in collaboration with other technical experts at EMBSI and AP trade associations (such as AICM and ASEAN).


What you will do

As part of this role, the you would be expected to develop your technical network across trade associations, academics, and regulators to: 
•    Identify opportunities and progress development of industry standards or guidance through trade association collaboration
•    Advance scientific dialogue through presentations at technical conferences and publications in the peer reviewed literature
•    Integrate health/environmental data to inform safe operations and use of ExxonMobil products
•    Improve existing human health and/or ecological risk assessment methodologies
•    Support technical aspects of health and environmental regulatory submissions


About you


Skills and Qualifications 
•    Understanding of chemical risk assessment principles and approaches
•    Familiarity with industry chemical safety testing standards (e.g. OECD Test Guidelines) and global chemical regulations
•    Interest in understanding and ability to assess potential policy implications and  integration of science into policy
•    Ability to grow technical understanding broadly across environmental health and human health science disciplines
•    Ability to communicate scientific concepts to diverse audiences; demonstrated ability to lead, influence and collaborate with other scientists to produce impactful work products 
•    Strong written and verbal Chinese language skills
•    Demonstrated project management, time management skills


Preferred Qualifications/ Experience 
•    Experience interacting with regulators (e.g. China MEE)
•    Existing network with local trade associations and regulators 
•    Product stewardship and/or regulatory experience desirable
•    Preferred advanced degree in a risk assessment related field, e.g. Toxicology, Environmental Toxicology, Ecology, Epidemiology, Exposure Sciences or Industrial Hygiene.


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