Mammalian Toxicologist

Department:  Research and Development
Date:  Nov 16, 2022

FMC Corporation is a global agricultural sciences company dedicated to helping growers produce food, feed, fiber and fuel for an expanding world population while adapting to a changing environment. FMC's innovative crop protection solutions – including biologicals, crop nutrition, digital and precision agriculture – enable growers, crop advisers and turf and pest management professionals to address their toughest challenges economically while protecting the environment. With approximately 6,400 employees at more than 100 sites worldwide, FMC is committed to discovering new herbicide, insecticide and fungicide active ingredients, product formulations and pioneering technologies that are consistently better for the planet.


FMC is a globally diverse organization that offers its employees exciting opportunities to work on challenging projects that are important to the achievement of our strategic objectives.  With a corporate culture of innovation, integrity, responsibility and customer intimacy, we foster “The Right Chemistry” in everything we do. We are looking for people to join us in creating, developing, and improving our products, our processes, and our markets. If you are ready to make a difference every day, FMC is ready to talk to you.  Visit FMC to learn more and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter

FMC Global Regulatory Sciences has an open position for a highly motivated Mammalian Toxicologist at our research center in Newark, Delaware or in Harrogate, UK.  The successful candidate will provide support for the registration of agrochemicals worldwide.  The position requires knowledge of toxicology principles and physiology.  Experience is required with the types of toxicology studies, experimental design, and data/results necessary to meet global agency requirements for agricultural products.  A track record of agency interactions, creative solutions, task force participation, and/or publications in pesticide toxicology is desirable.  This position reports to the Global Manager of Human Health Sciences. 



  • Serve as Study Monitor for a broad array of toxicology studies for EPA, EU, and other global regulatory agencies.  This includes protocol preparation, interaction with contract scientists, critical evaluation of data to provide final reports.
  • Conceive, plan and oversee the research and toxicity testing at contract laboratories to meet regulatory requirements and assess product safety concerns.
  • Make recommendations on path forward in the registration of active ingredients or formulations technologies based upon toxicology data and regulatory requirements.
  • Contribute to the development and execution of product renewal strategies using toxicology knowledge and interactions with other scientific disciplines. 
  • Review and summarize in-house toxicological study data and literature to prepare product registration documents.
  • Define and work to resolve major, complex problems coming from interactions of pesticides and a variety of mammalian systems. 
  • Prepare critical reviews, risk assessments, white papers and advocacy documents, scientific rationales, and position statements related to FMC products.
  • Understand and alert business customers about scientific and/or regulatory initiatives that shape the regulatory environment for the industry, gather formal and informal data, recommend in advance of competitive pressure, and influence outcomes to enhance our competitive position.
  • Represent FMC at professional meetings, training and workshops, and industry task forces of special interest to the business (primarily agricultural products related) to maintain and improve technical skills.  Publish or present scientific information at meetings and in journals.


  • PhD in Mammalian Toxicology, Pharmacology, or closely related discipline, such as veterinary or medicinal science with publication record and a minimum 2-5 years relevant work experience in a commercial setting.  Or, M.S. in Mammalian Toxicology, Pharmacology, or closely related discipline and a minimum 5-10 years relevant experience.
  • Broad scientific knowledge in mammalian toxicology, physiology and/or veterinarian medicine.
  • Knowledge of toxicology studies (design and data generated) required for regulatory agencies.
  • Experience interacting with regulatory agencies in the US, Europe, or globally through white papers or in-person meetings.
  • Excellent, effective oral and written communication skills, including scientific reports, hazard evaluations, and position papers.
  • Experience communicating with non-science, business customers and global Registrations Managers and meeting their expectations.
  • Project management and ability to meet deadlines for concurrent projects
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment –exchanging ideas with colleagues, sharing workload, and interacting with supervisors. 
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills including negotiation, conflict resolution, influencing and motivating. 
  • Strong analytical capability to evaluate and scrutinize data, process information, and provide recommendations to key staff and management.
  • Strong process orientation and the ability to organize, schedule, and prioritize workload
  • Ability to work with senior management to manage project work and meet timelines
  • Expertise in at least one specialized area of toxicology, such as neurotoxicity, carcinogenicity, teratology, developmental toxicity, or endocrine disruption.
  • Knowledge in one or more emerging areas of toxicological research, such as predictive in silico/ in vitro toxicology, transcriptomics, and mixture toxicology.
  • Registration support for agrochemical, pharmaceutical, or specialty chemicals.
  • Experience writing toxicology dossiers and overviews for registration submissions.



At FMC, diversity and inclusion are in our DNA. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to creating an inclusive workplace where all employees can thrive – regardless of race, gender, sex, pregnancy, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, national origin or ancestry, citizenship status, color, age, religion or religious creed, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law. FMC also supports employee participation in company employee resource groups that celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our workforce by providing communities for employees to connect with each other and raise awareness throughout FMC. FMC complies with federal and state disability laws and makes reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees with disabilities. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, please contact our Talent Acquisition department

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