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Associate Scientist(Global Product Safety Stewardship of Skin and Personal Care Products)

Job Description - This opportunity is for an engaged life-scientist/toxicologist who will provide safety support for Skin and Personal care products in all stages of development and who will complement the expert community of the broader safety organisation where needed.

Responsibilities - Key responsibilities are to support current and upstream Skin and Personal Care business initiatives predominantly for personal cleansing products as an integral member of multifunctional teams. The individual in this role will be the primary owner of category product safety knowledge, including key technologies, potential safety concerns, relevant habits & practices data, safety-related ER issues etc. The individual will lead assessment of new formulas and ingredients, identify data gaps, design, execute and interpret appropriate safety programs or discern when existing data are sufficient and communicate guidance proactively to customers. The individual will also manage in-market safety questions and issues, collaborating closely with functions within and outside of GPS, e.g. GSSA, QA, Legal and R&D/PS/Commercial partners. As needed, a function of the role will also be to contribute to external defense of key substances through industry associations.

Qualifications - A master degree in a biological life science discipline with a chemistry background is required to build technical mastery in toxicology and product safety/risk assessment. The individual must have strong judgment, creative thinking skills and a flexible mindset. Ongoing capability building by the individual is expected.Excellent communication skills are needed in order to convey positions clearly and explain complex technical issues in a manner suitable to a variety of internal customers. The individual needs to collaborate effectively and build strong relationships with a variety of partners.A strong sense of ownership is needed to develop and convey robust, principle-based positions while respecting questions or ideas from others.The candidate in this role needs to become adept at utilizing company systems, particularly GPS-owned systems such as ePASS, CSL and other relevant applications. This includes an understanding of the initiative process, timelines and when/how to provide Safety positions in order to guide teams proactively.The individual in this role must be able to independently formulate logical and data-based safety positions, to communicate them clearly and manage questions in real time or discern when escalation is needed. Proactive and agile project leadership, trouble shooting and solution driving skills will contribute to success in this assignment.In this role the individual has an excellent opportunity to understand risk assessment procedures, to further develop skills in communicating results to management and to achieve mastery in supporting product safety in a global arena.

Contact - Karen VanderMolen, vandermolen.k@pg.com

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Job Confirmation # - 206633613

Post End Date - 08/31/2022

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Date posted
July 29, 2022
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