Human Safety - Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology, GBR-Berkshire-Bracknell

Human Safety - Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology




About Syngenta:

Syngenta is a leading agriculture company helping to improve global food security by enabling millions of farmers to make better use of available resources. Through world class science and innovative crop solutions, our 28,000 people in over 90 countries are working to transform how crops are grown. 


About you:

Do you have a background/qualification in toxicology or related area?  Do you have experience in developmental or reproductive toxicology (DART)?  Are you a study director or do you manage DART studies placed at CROs on behalf of your organization? Do you enjoy working as part of a cross functional team and providing advice to internal stakeholders on human safety? Do you want to contribute to all phases of product research and development?

The role:

  • To provide specific technical expertise in toxicology but especially in the area of developmental and reproductive toxicology (DART).
  • Will use both existing regulatory and novel approaches to assessing the potential toxicity of new and existing Syngenta active ingredients.
  • Ability to design novel approaches to more complex problems. 
  • Manages and is responsible for all phases of developmental and reproductive toxicity studies including study specification, conduct, problem solving, reporting and interpretation to provide information for regulatory use or to aid research, development and business decisions.
  • Will be able to manage discrete projects in toxicology relating to Syngenta products including; data generation, reviews of existing data, assessment of risk assessment endpoints and classification requirements, literature reviews and providing technical recommendations to project teams.
  • To provide technical expertise in toxicology to support crop protection chemical research, development and maintenance of current registrations.


  • Contributes to, and frequently has the sole responsibility for individual projects, so that they are properly specified, reviewed and delivered on time and meet stakeholders needs.
  • Manages developmental and reproductive toxicity studies(through third parties) in order to deliver results along with an interpretation of the significance and consequences of those results, by liaising directly other with staff in Toxicology and Health Sciences (e.g. Technical Experts and Committees) as well as other functions such as Global and Regional Registrations and business teams.
  • Gives presentations at internal events and sometimes external to the company, to enable development and business decisions and regulatory submissions to be made.
  • Has influence on the development of technical and techno-regulatory strategies and project work plans via involvement in multi-disciplinary project meetings.
  • Seeks out latest developments in the area of developmental and reproductive toxicology and in consultation with other technical experts assesses their potential use at the regulatory and/or research interface.




Success factors:

  • To rapidly assimilate study and project information in order to make a significant positive and early contribution to studies and products
  • To understand the requirements of developmental and reproductive toxicology studies in order to properly specify, manage and interpret these studies
  • To gain the confidence of internal stakeholders so that the job-holder is quickly viewed as a credible developmental and reproductive toxicologist
  • To seek out latest developments in defined areas of toxicology
  • To demonstrate proactivity, attention to detail and adherence to quality standards


  • Degree in biological sciences or related discipline
  • Likely to have a higher degree e.g. MSc or PhD
  • Higher degrees in toxicology or related discipline desirable
  • Ideally experience in a similar role with the potential to develop into this position.


  • Experience in specifying and managing toxicology studies, specifically developmental and reproductive toxicology studies to regulatory guidelines (i.e. OECD) at CRO’s or experience of studying developmental biology and chemical pertubations in a research environment. 
  • Experience in making initial interpretations of complex datasets, individual studies and/or across a toxicological database.
  • Experience or appreciation of the purpose and conduct of in vivo toxicology studies and the key study endpoints
  • Experience of mammalian toxicology data generation and interpretation.
  • Experience in agrochemical product development would be desirable but not essential.

Syngenta will offer:

  • Diverse and collaborative working environment
  • Competitive salary and benefits
  • Up to 31.5 days annual holiday
  • Fulltime, permanent role on our campus environment in Jealotts Hill, Bracknell 


Primary Location: GBR-Berkshire-Bracknell 

Work Locations: Jealotts Hill Int. Research Centre Bracknell RG42 6EY UK




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