United States, Culver City, United States, Stamford, CT, Beauty Care

Senior Toxicologist - Beauty Professional


At Henkel, you can make a difference and craft your career. That’s why you own your projects and take full responsibility from an early stage. Our unique brands in markets around the world open up countless opportunities to follow your convictions and explore new paths. If you have an entrepreneurial mindset that allows you to always think out of the box - take the chance and shape the digital future together with us.


  • This position will sit in either Stamford, CT OR Culver City, CA
  • Support R&D initiatives as an integral member of a multifunctional team to ensure product safety is considered early in the product development process
  • Conduct toxicological evaluations and write the associated safety assessments for finished products, including conducting Proposition 65 assessments
  • Manage in-market safety questions and surveillance of products in the market by investigating and addressing consumer exposures; update safety assessments as needed.
  • Conducting causality assessments per EU Cosmetovigilance and requires collaboration with functions within and outside of product safety, (i.e. QA, Legal and R&D partners)
  • Understand the current state of the science when it comes to various safety related topics such as, but not limited to: Alternative to animal testing methodologies, Skin sensitization, Product safety testing strategies, where necessary, Updating exposure models, California Proposition 65 and Safe Harbor Limits, Deriving safe harbor thresholds for substances that do not have published values
  • Versed on hazard communication and Global Harmonization Standards (GHS) and can provide support to create, audit and update of safety data sheets (SDS) for finished products; experience of dangerous goods classification preferred


  • M.S./Ph.D. (preferred) in toxicology, environmental health, or related field.
  • Minimum of 1-3 years of experience in product safety/toxicology role with a CPG company with preference in beauty care products
  • Technical knowledge in broad toxicology and product safety/risk assessment; ability to review, interpret and summarize toxicological data while maintaining confidentiality
  • Overall computer literacy; Microsoft Office Suite - Outlook, Word and SharePoint with advanced knowledge and expertise in Excel—required / Ingenuity, SAP, Optiva—a plus

Henkel is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and other legally protected characteristics.

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JOB ID: 20007577
Contract & Job type: Full Time, Regular
Contact information for application-related questions: 1-866-836-7067