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Momentive Performance Materials LLC Toxicologist in Niskayuna, New York

Position Title: ToxicologistPosition Summary: This highly visible position is responsible for toxicology support for multiple Business Segments and is responsible for planning and monitoring toxicology testing programs, conducting product safety assessments, and supporting product regulatory compliance globally. This position will strategically support advocacy efforts by representing the company on industry consortia and contributing ideas and aiding in the design and conducting of toxicological studies.Job Description: Responsibilities: Plan, coordinate, and monitor mammalian and environmental toxicology studies including budget, timing, and compliance deadlines. Formulate testing strategies and work plans, review study protocols, monitor studies, interpret testing results and utilize results in product safety assessments. Serve as a Momentive expert in hazard assessment, and risk assessment activities. Ensure that testing meets all international & domestic test requirements according to ISO, GLP, EU REACH, US EPA/FDA, Japan guidelines, and potentially other world areas. Represent Momentive in silicone and chemical industry association and REACH consortia technical groups: Global Silicones Council(GSC) and Silicones Environmental, Health, and Safety Center(SEHSC), Centre Europeen des Silicones (CES) and ReconSile. Interpret regulatory requirements and leads discussions with the Businesses and Technology to formulate product testing strategies for new and existing products. Must be able to effectively communicate complex information to a variety of internal and external audiences. Actively leads, participates, and supports Product and Application Risk Reviews to inform the Businesses and implements Product Stewardship standards to comply with company requirements. Partner with global customers, suppliers, Businesses, and other functions to develop and communicate product regulatory and compliance solutions; provide training and education; and answer customer inquiries. Support new substance notification, registration, and related activities by working closely with members of the global Product Stewards Organization. Includes preparing documentation for product registrations and reporting for regulatory agencies in various world areas, monitoring, and providing status reports on relevant testing. Monitor legislative and regulatory changes in various world regions, contribute to advocacy efforts, initiate necessary communications and actions related to changing global chemical regulations, and implement solutions to address these changes. Maintain and compile toxicology related registration information in the relevant registration IT tools, e.g. IUCLID, and internal data repositories. Conduct Exposure and Risk Assessment models such as EasyTRA, ECETOC, CHESAR and ChemSTEER Establish, manage, and report metrics for work and tie into global reporting to assure progress and accomplishment of work are communicated. Key Metrics: Completion of toxicology strategy and related tasks in support of product registration/notification, business growth, compliance and consortia activities within deadlines and interim milestones. Advise on human health and environmental risks as part of Risk Reviews. Development and implementation of streamlined processes and operating procedures to ensure compliance, timely response, and appropriate documentation. Timely and accurate responses to customer inquiries, leveraging standard templates and responses, and maintaining necessary data. Monitor changes in relevant regulations, and provide proactive communication and strategic guidance to global team members, Businesses, Technology, and other functionsAdditional Details: Minimum Qualifications: Masters in Toxicology or Environmental Toxicology or Pharmacology 3 or more years of relevant toxicology experience with a minimum of 2 years chemical industry experience. Emphasis is placed on a broad background in both mammalian and environmental toxicology, but a candidate with strong skills in one area would be considered. Basic chemistry skills related to product chemistry. Able to provide regulatory advice to the businesses. The ideal candidate has expertise in US and EU chemical product safety regulations such as TSCA, REACH, etc. Expertise in GHS classification of chemicals and products for safety data sheets (SDS) and labeling. Excellent organizational and project management skills. Demonstrated track record of successfully executing projects and assignments. Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently and communicate changes as they arise. Strong verbal and written communication skills in English. Must be able to effectively represent and defend Momentive's interests in industry groups and with regulators. Ability to work, lead, and manage through influence in a global organization with highly matrixed structure and cross-functional teams. Creative problem solver, fast learner, enthusiastic working attitude, self-motivated, and customer focused. Computer literate (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, etc.). Travel 10-20% including international trips as needed. The position will require availability for early morning or evening conference calls with other regions. Preferred Qualifications: Ph.D. in Toxicology. Silicone industry experience. Working knowledge of SAP and SAP EHS. Experience in mammalian and environmental toxicology study monitoring. Experience with physical-chemical studies and/or difficult-to-test substances in aquatic toxicity testing. Experience with US and/or EU medical device regulations, including FDA, and biocompatibility/ISO 10993 testing. Experience in human health and/or environmental risk assessment. PHYSICAL DEMANDS / WORK ENVIRONMENT The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Regularly required to sit; talk and hear, use hands to type, handle or feel. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. Visual acuity to use a keyboard, prepare and analyze data and figures; transcribing, viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading. May require ordinary ambulatory skills sufficient to visit other locations; or the ability to stand, walk, lift, carry and move light to medium weight. Requires good hand-eye coordination, arm, hand, and finger dexterity, including ability to grasp, and visual acuity to use a keyboard, operate equipment and learn technical information. Light lifting is required. The environment for this position is an office setting. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. #LI-NG1 #LI-Hybrid Momentive believes a diverse workforce empowers our people, strengthens our business and contributes to a sustainable world. Our leadership recognizes the many benefits that result from a more diverse workforce where individual and group differences are valued. We are firmly committed to improving our practices in meaningful ways to drive progress toward an equitable and inclusive environment for all, with an ultimate goal of a working environment where diversity, inclusion and belonging are deeply embedded in the fabric of our culture and felt by our people and communities.We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran or any characteristic protected by law. To be considered for this position candidates are required to submit an application for employment and be of legal working age as defined by local law. Additionally, where permitted by law, final candidates may be subject to a background investigation, medical fitness test and drug test depending on the role and the location of the position.We cooperate with carefully selected external vendors supporting us on specific employment opportunities. Momentive is not seeking or accepting any unsolicited assistance from search and selection firms or employment agencies at this time. Please do not contact any of our employees by phone, email or otherwise about this position. Please note that Momentive will not be obligated to pay any cost or fee for candidate resumes that are submitted without the existence of a valid written and signed search firm agreement. We are an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, minority status, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, status as a qualified individual with a disability or any characteristic protected by law.