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Junior Toxicologist

Reference: JUN20234655
Expiry date: 2023-07-27 22:59:00.000
Location: Poole
Salary: £33,000.00 - £36,000.00 Per Annum
Benefits: Please see advert
Attachments: JuniorToxicologistTeamandJD.pdf

Diversity matters 
We are building a brand that represents the people of the world. It’s what you do that counts, and we are always looking to expand perspectives and voices to shape our future. 

We see you, we celebrate you, we want you!

Who we are
You might know us as the inventors of the bath bomb, but there’s more to this great-smelling, partly employee-owned, family-run company than pioneering cosmetics. We believe our business should put more back into the world than it takes and demonstrate that capitalism can be a force for good. 

The Living Wage Foundation’s statement 'a hard day's work deserves a fair day's pay' is one that we are proud to commit to in the UK. As an accredited Living Wage employer, we put our people first and fight cruel practices like animal testing, promote regeneration, and show that it is what’s inside that counts - whether that’s an ingredient in a product, or the minerals in a smartphone. 

The role
Based in Regulatory Affairs, we are a small and supportive team. This role supports the work of the Toxicologist, enabling compliance and for Lush to stay at the forefront of safety testing.  We value each individual for their contribution, passion and experience, as well as areas of expertise. You will manage your own workload, and work closely with other teams across Lush, and with external companies such as Xcellr8.

We continually strive to create, innovate, improve and test cosmetic products that are environmentally friendly, free from preservatives, beneficial to the consumer, and cruelty-free. 
We have always campaigned against animal testing and supported innovation in the field of animal-free testing through The Lush Prize hosted in partnership with Ethical Consumer. 

Knowledge and capabilities or skills:

  • Masters degree in biology, chemistry or toxicology 
  • Deep understanding of toxicology and assessment methods
  • Good knowledge of in vitro testing of chemicals
  • Bibliographical research
  • Effective written/verbal communication and organisation/analytical skills.
  • Confident in using Google Suite and Microsoft, along with additional programmes required by the role, such as for SDS management
  • Confident with data management
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Curiosity and drive to learn and develop skills through the work that is completed
  • Experience in cosmetics would be appreciated

Transferable skills:

Organisation skills: Organising and handling information related to impurities and their regulatory requirements. As well as coordinating and managing testing activities.

Toxicology: Possessing a comprehensive knowledge of toxicology principles and various assessment methods. Participating and contributing to projects related to toxicology.

Data management: Maintaining and updating databases with the latest findings and information on raw materials. Including handling information related to impurities and their regulatory requirements.

Research skills: Researching and sourcing information from scientific literature, as well as being proactive in finding new sources of information.

Scientific writing: Support the writing of scientific papers and communicate scientific information effectively, including conducting bibliographic reviews

Training and development: Ability to train and develop knowledge and skills in others, such as assisting the Toxicology Assistant.

Independent work and solutions focused: Capability to work independently, initiate tasks, and solve problems effectively. Presenting well-researched, appropriate, and clear solutions in the work.

Google Suite and Microsoft: Competence in using productivity tools like Google Suite and Microsoft Office.

Experience in cosmetics (appreciated): Previous experience in the cosmetics industry would be valued for this role.

To find out more about the team and role responsibilities, please download the applicant information pack. 

How to apply:
If all this sounds like you, please send us your CV and covering letter detailing why you want to become a part of the cosmetic revolution.