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Lead Toxicologist, Prod. Safety &Toxicol

JOB TITLE: Lead Toxicologist


ORG UNIT NAME: Corporate Technology & Innovation





SABIC is a global leader in chemicals headquartered in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. From making cars and planes more fuel-efficient, to helping conserve the world’s water supply and enabling colorful smartphone cases, we find solutions to the challenges of today to help our customers achieve their ambitions and build a better tomorrow.



At SABIC, we combine a rich track record of doing what others said couldn’t be done, with a deep understanding of our customers. But our true impact is as a partner who can help our customers achieve their ambitions by finding solutions to their challenges. We call this ‘Chemistry that Matters™’



Corporate Technology & Innovation: Global Product Safety & Toxicology



The purpose of the toxicologist position is to apply toxicological expertise and lead research and scientific evaluations for products and raw materials, application of toxicological and risk assessment principles to ensure safe and sustainable products, and to advise on hazard communications for employees and customers. In addition, the toxicology position requires the incumbent to monitor and communicate new and emerging issues in the field of toxicology that have SABIC business impact and participate in the development of a SABIC Product Stewardship culture thru engagement and facilitation of SABIC product compliance with Product Stewardship policies, standards, and strategy.



•  Provide technical advice and critical interpretation of toxicological data relative to individual chemicals and final products and conduct human health and environmental hazard evaluations and risk assessments

•  Evaluate the safety of products and raw materials and prepare GHS classifications, toxicological profiles, robust summaries, chemical safety reports, workplace exposure standards/guidelines, MSDS health hazard, toxicological statements, and other related documents.

•  Key member of risk assessment teams for various needs such as new raw material approval, new technology analysis, product life cycle reviews, green chemistry/sustainability programs, and mergers and acquisitions.

•  Design, place and manage toxicology research in a sound and scientific manner for new and existing products and raw materials required to comply with global regulations.

•  Represent SABIC on a variety of external networks such as participation in advocacy/trade groups and SIEFs, interactions with regulators, government scientists and key customers world-wide

•  Attend scientific forum, workshops, training courses, present and publish important research, and publish research in peer-review journals.

•  Member of team responsible for coordination of required exposure/hazard data to support REACH readiness.

•  Support Product Stewardship Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs teams to respond to customer and employee product inquiries



•  Ph.D. in Toxicology or related discipline
•  5+ years of professional experience
•  Industry experience in toxicology
•  Familiarity with OECD and US EPA OPPTS testing guidelines
•  Hands on experience with  HPV or REACH risk assessment process
•  Chemical advocacy through participation in trade industry groups and technical consortia

Job Specific Skills

•  Hazard assessment of chemicals & polymers
•  Risk assessment of substances of concern
•  Toxicology study management
•  GHS classification
•  Support raw material introduction process
•  Commercial product hazard communication creation
•  Support customer/employee product issue resolution
•  Product stewardship project support, planning, and implementation

•  Project management
•  Effective collaboration
•  Strong written & oral communication skills
•  Strong interpersonal & influencing skills
•  Strong quantitative & analytical skills
•  Product regulatory advocacy
•  Human health and Environmental toxicology
•  Risk assessment techniques





  • You must submit your application for employment online to be considered. Please submit your resume using the “Apply Now/Apply” option on this page.
  • You must be 18 years or older
  • You must be willing to take a drug test as part of the selection process
  • You must be willing to submit to a background investigation as part of the selection process
  • You must have unrestricted authorization to work in the United States
  • Relocation if available



SABIC is committed to creating a diverse work environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and as such will not discriminate in its employment practices, including recruiting and hiring practices, based on a person’s race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation and pregnancy), age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or other characteristics protected by law.

Disclaimers (USA):

SABIC is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms/employment agencies for this employment opportunity. Please, no phone calls or emails to any employee of SABIC about this opening. All resumes submitted by search firms/employment agencies to any employee at SABIC via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search firm agreement in place for this position will be deemed the sole property of SABIC; no fee will be paid in the event a candidate is hired by SABIC as a result of the unsolicited referral or through other means