(PhD Environmental Modeller / Risk Assessor)


Newcastle upon Tyne, North East


Competitive Salary + excellent training


An opportunity for a high calibre PhD qualified environmental regulatory scientist to join a highly regarded environmental risk assessment team. You will be working on projects to investigate the fate, behaviour and (eco) toxicology of chemicals in the environment, conduct risk assessments and to contribute to the environmental section of registration dossiers. You will join an outstanding training programme, work alongside EU renowned experts and get a fast track start to your career in this complex, challenging and rewarding area.

The company has an excellent reputation, expanding client base and a portfolio of challenging projects. The team is friendly, talented, committed to excellent science, and to the personal and technical development of their colleagues. The risk assessment team supports the development and defence of chemical products and active substances. You will work on projects including complex problem solving and large development / registration projects. You will be involved in all aspects of projects including providing expert advice, data gap analysis, sourcing data, study monitoring, exposure analysis, modelling and application of bespoke higher tier risk assessment techniques. You will focus on either the fate and behaviour or ecotoxicology of chemical compounds in the environment.

Applications are invited from candidates with a PhD in a subject related to the fate and behaviour, or ecotoxicology of chemicals in the environment. You must have a strong scientific knowledge, be numerate, have knowledge of mathematical data analysis, modelling skills and critical thinking and problem-solving ability. You must also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be a quick learner and able to multi-task. Ideally you will have some relevant experience of environment fate modelling / the fate and behaviour or (eco) toxicology of chemical compounds in the environment. However, a comprehensive and ongoing training programme will be provided. An excellent start to your career.

For further information and an immediate confidential discussion, contact VRS Regulatory.

VRS Regulatory is the Regulatory Affairs and Risk Assessment division of specialist scientific recruiter VRS. We focus on recruitment in Regulatory Affairs, Registrations, REACH, CLP, SDS Authoring, Product Safety, Compliance, Risk Assessment, Regulatory Toxicology, Regulatory Ecotoxicology and Environmental Fate in the chemicals, agrochemicals and biocides sectors.

Key Skills

Regulatory affairs, reg affairs, registrations, risk assessment, environmental risk assessment, environmental fate, e-fate, ecotoxicology, environmental toxicology, modelling, data analysis, report writing, agrochemicals, pesticides, PPP, crop protection, plant protection, herbicide, fungicide, biocide, active substances.