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March 2, 2022
Career Opportunity - Chemical Risk Assessor

Bergeson & Campbell, P.C. (B&C®) and its consulting affiliate, The Acta Group (Acta®), are seeking a chemical risk assessor to join our growing team of regulatory consultants, scientists, and policy experts. This position will be directed from our Washington, D.C. office with flexible telework arrangements available.

Overview of Requirements

Applicants should be highly experienced in all aspects of qualitative and quantitative human health and ecological risk assessment to support regulatory requirements under the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA), the Food Quality Protection Act (FQPA), and related U.S. federal and state regulations. Applicants must have an M.S. or equivalent degree in Toxicology, Biology, Public Health, or related scientific discipline and must have at least 5 - 8 years of experience as a risk assessor for a registering entity or a regulatory agency.

Key Functions

  • Work with clients and firm colleagues to prepare, analyze, and interpret environmental, toxicity, and public health data.
  • Analyze large environmental data sets, conducting statistical analyses and preparing data for regulatory submission.
  • Work with clients and firm colleagues to improve label language pertaining to user safety.
  • Interact with clients and team members to develop and implement strategies to meet the clients’ regulatory objectives.
  • Manage assigned projects to ensure timely completion, including coordination with team members.
  • Coordinate with team members for placement and monitoring of required studies when needed to support client registration and amendment applications.
  • Assist with global regulatory risk assessments and related strategy issues.

Desired Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in Toxicology, Biology, Public Health, or a related science;
  • Minimum 5 - 8 years of experience in the field of human health and ecological risk assessment;
  • Experienced in the development and interpretation of physicochemical, environmental fate, exposure, and toxicity data to generate scientifically defensible human health and ecological risk assessment documents;
  • Experienced with or able to learn hazard/fate/exposure models for human health and ecological risk assessments;
  • Experienced in designing, conducting, and/or reviewing environmental and human health studies performed according to validated testing guidelines and under Good Laboratory Practice standards;
  • Experienced in the development of strategies for exposure mitigation using engineering controls, protective equipment, and improvement of label language pertaining to user safety;
  • Experienced in regulatory agency communication in support of registration and notification efforts;
  • Experienced with or able to learn U.S. industrial chemical control laws and U.S. state pesticide and fertilizer registration laws;
  • Self-directed with strong project management skills;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills; and
  • Comfortable in collaborative/matrix environment.
  • All telecommuters will be required to adhere to B&C’s Telecommuter Policy.

Compensation commensurate with experience.  Location: Washington, D.C. with telework options available.

Our Firm

B&C is a Washington, D.C., law firm focusing on conventional, biobased, and nanoscale industrial, agricultural, and specialty chemical product approval and regulation, product defense, and associated business issues. Acta, B&C’s scientific and regulatory consulting arm with offices in Washington, D.C.; Manchester, England; Brussels, Belgium; and Beijing, China, provides strategic, comprehensive support for global chemical registration, regulation, and sustained compliance. We help companies that make and use chemicals and products with chemical components commercialize their innovations, maintain compliance, and achieve competitive advantage as they market their products throughout the world. See much more at our websites: www.lawbc.com and www.actagroup.com.

Our People

We hire professionals who are passionate about what we do and how we serve our clients. We understand that to be the best, we must hire the best and remove all obstacles to success. Our philosophy is to offer salary and benefits to ensure you need only worry about the important work for our clients.

B&C is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage applicants from members of historically underrepresented communities. All aspects of employment, including the decision to hire, promote, discipline, or discharge, will be based on merit, competence, performance, and business needs. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

To Apply

Your submission must include a resume and cover letter with:

  • An explanation relating your experience with the job requirements; and
  • An illustration of your own competencies and abilities relative to the requirements of this role.

For consideration, please supply your resume and cover letter to HR@lawbc.com.

 


 
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