As a Toxicologist/Scientist, you will become the scientific expert assessing and ensuring the safety of dsm-firmenich products according to the international legislations and regulations. You will represent Toxicology & Kinetics in international cross-functional teams and contribute to the dsm-firmenich innovation strategy by supporting Research & Development projects during the entire project life cycle. The position is located in Delft (The Netherlands) and is part of the global dsm-firmenich Regulatory Affairs Toxicology Group.

At dsm-firmenich, being a force for good is not optional. Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is a shared responsibility woven into our daily work, benefiting to our People, Customers & Communities and driving business value. Equal access to opportunities is a given, belonging is a shared feeling, authenticity is celebrated.

Your key responsibilities:

  • Conduct safety evaluations of dsm-firmenich products covering a diverse range of substances and products such as food/feed additives, dietary supplements, industrial chemicals, and perfumery/cosmetic ingredients.
  • Propose, design and execute non-/preclinical testing strategies by placing and monitoring studies at CROs in line with regulatory and quality requirements.
  • Collect and evaluate non-/preclinical toxicology, kinetics and metabolism data including use of databases and digital/in silico tools and in vitro models. Follow new trends in toxicology, kinetics and next generation risk assessments to strengthen the team´s expertise.
  • Derive key toxicology parameters, prepare risk assessments and contribute to safety dossiers for regulatory submissions.

We bring:

  • An open, trusted and flexible work environment that empowers people to take accountability for their work and own the outcome
  • A space to grow by encouraging and supporting curiosity and an open mindset
  • A culture that prioritizes safety and well-being, both physically and mentally
  • Barrier-free communities within our organization where every employee is equally valued and respected – regardless of their background, beliefs, or identity
  • A firm belief that working together with our stakeholders and suppliers is the key to achieving great things
  • An eagerness to be one team and learn from each other to bring progress to life and create a better future

You bring:

  • Master degree in life science in the area of toxicology, PhD also
  • In the process of acquiring and/or maintaining certification as a toxicologist (ERT, European Registered Toxicologist and/or DABT). Expertise in safety assessments of food and food-related products or in pharmacokinetics and/or metabolism is an additional asset.
  • More than 3 years of job-related toxicological experience in industry, academia, or regulatory agencies
  • Fluent in English with excellent communication and influencing skills
  • Excellent and highly collaborative team player
  • Highly motivated, open-minded, solution oriented, and well-organized personality with ability to operate in a multinational

dsm-firmenich is fully dedicated to inclusion because when people feel engaged and empowered, their creativity and innovation drives unprecedented progress. We aim to build a workplace where opportunity really is equal, so everyone can thrive. We do not discriminate: (here,) there’s a place for everyone with us.

The application process:

Interested in this position? Please apply on-line by uploading your resume in English via our career portal. For further information, please contact Pauline Tschirhart, Sr Talent Acquisition Business Partner (

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