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Toxicologist / Scientist

Country/Region:  US




Princeton, NJ




As Toxicologist/Scientist, you are the scientific expert assessing and ensuring the safety of dsm-firmenich products according to the international legislations and regulations. You will represent Toxicology & Kinetics in international cross-functional teams and contribute to the dsm-firmenich innovation strategy by supporting Research & Development projects during the entire project life cycle. The position is located in Princeton, NJ and is part of the global Regulatory Affairs Toxicology Group.



At dsm-firmenich, being a force for good is not optional. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a shared responsibility woven into our daily work, benefiting to our People, Customers & Communities and driving business value. Equal access to opportunities is a given, belonging is a shared feeling, authenticity is celebrated



Your key responsibilities

  • Conduct safety evaluations of dsm-firmenich products covering a diverse range of substances and products such as fragrances & cosmetic ingredients, food solutions (e.g., flavors, food additives, food ingredients, enzymes, dietary supplements),  and fine chemicals.
  • Propose, design and execute non-/preclinical testing strategies by placing and monitoring studies at CROs in line with regulatory and quality requirements.
  • Collect and evaluate non-/preclinical toxicology, kinetics and metabolism data including use of databases and digital/in silico tools and in vitro models. Follow new trends in toxicology, kinetics and next generation risk assessments to strengthen the team´s expertise.
  • Derive key toxicology parameters and prepare risk assessments. Contribute to safety dossiers for regulatory submissions worldwide and represent dsm-firmenich as Safety Expert at meetings with Health Authorities and customers.
  • Actively represent dsm-firmenich in Industry associations.
  • Support project teams, regulatory affairs, product management, marketing, and product stewardship in topics related to toxicology and kinetics.
  • Publish research articles and reviews in peer-reviewed journals, give presentations at internal & external conferences.


We bring

  • A rich history and a promising future of bold scientific innovation and passionate creation with our customers;
  • A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity and an open mindset;
  • A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally;
  • The opportunity to work for a company where sustainability is much more than a claim and is core to our strategy and purpose;
  • Barrier-free communities within our organization where every employee is equally valued and respected – regardless of their background, beliefs, or identity;
  • An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future


You bring

  • Master’s degree or PhD in life science and related to toxicology,
  • Certification or in the process of acquiring certification as toxicologist (DABT and/or DABT),
  • More than 3 years of job-related toxicological experience in industry, industry associations, academia, or regulatory agencies,
  • Experience working in cross-functional teams and with multiple stakeholders,
  • Fluent in English with excellent communication and influencing skills,
  • Excellent and highly collaborative team player,
  • Highly motivated, open-minded, solution oriented, and well-organized personality with ability to operate in a multinational environment.




Equal Opportunities Commitment 

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: there’s a place for everyone at dsm-firmenich.
dsm-firmenich is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.
dsm-firmenich people are as diverse as our customers. For us that includes a commitment to ensuring equal employment opportunities for all job applicants and employees. Employment decisions are based upon job-related reasons regardless of an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, marital status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by law.
We are committed to providing reasonable support for disabled applicants in our recruiting process. Should you need assistance, and are comfortable to share this, please let us know.

About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.

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Nearest Major Market: New Jersey

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