Job Title:  Scientist I - Toxicology (Discovery)

Job Number:  4726

Country: United Kingdom
Location: Southampton
Function: Group Research & Development
Level: Experienced Professional
Appointment Type: Permanent

Job Purpose 
To direct and deliver legal and toxicological ingredient and material evaluations in accordance with guidelines from the Product Stewardship Council (PSC).
The role holder supports the Discovery projects i.e. early phase product portfolios emerging from Combustible Discovery (i.e. cigarette innovations), Next Generation Products (i.e. E-cigarettes and Tobacco Heating Devices) and future innovations outlined by SS&T (Strategic Science & Technology) and may engage with all manufacturing sites, product project managers and our suppliers. 
Principal Accountabilities
  • Application of toxicology evaluations and regulatory assessments in a select number of key novel and innovative project areas.
  • Writes toxicological assessments, publications and presentations for communication with external colleagues. 
  • Approach to task is by selection of appropriate means learned from knowledge and experience and thorough understanding of product regulation and toxicological evaluation.
  • Ability to address new problems from 1st principles and solve problems in novel and diverse ways.
  • Initiator or key representative in interactions with R&D and product innovation projects and suppliers.
  • Ensures the confidentiality of all supplier information is maintained to ensure their trust, support and co-operation.
Skills and Experiences
  • Relevant science background equivalent to 1st Degree, most likely in a Biology or Chemistry discipline
  • An MSc in Toxicology (or other relevant subject) would be an advantage
  • Understanding of the principles of toxicology and risk assessment
  • Demonstrated technical background in toxicological assessment of tobacco, nicotine products, food products, cosmetics or other relevant industry sector of consumer goods.
  • Strong understanding of Product Stewardship/Consumer Safety processes
  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative toxicological risk assessment
  • Stakeholder engagement and networking skills
  • Strong team player who collaborates with peers to support critical projects and deliverables
  • Pro-active engagement with Product Stewardship managers, particularly on projects risks and issues.
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude and effective problem solver
  • Base salary from £33,600
  • Bonus target 12.5% of annual base salary
  • 25 days annual leave
  • Participation in Discretionary Company Bonus Scheme
  • Participation in Company Share Reward Scheme
  • Company Pension Scheme
  • Private Healthcare Cover
  • Eligibility for Company Flexible Benefits Scheme





British American Tobacco is one of the world’s leading multinational companies, with brands sold in over 200 markets, made in 44 factories in 42 countries.

We are proud that we are consistently among the top 5 companies on the London Stock Exchange.

Our portfolio includes our world-famous Global Drive Brands – Dunhill, Kent, Lucky Strike, Pall Mall and Rothmans – along with many other leading international brands, such as Vogue, Peter Stuyvesant and State Express 555.

Alongside our traditional tobacco business, we are also developing products that offer consumers potentially less risky alternatives to regular cigarettes. Our Next Generation Products are already leading the way in the Industry of vapour and tobacco heating devices. We continue to develop a solid portfolio of consumer solutions which already include well known global brands like Vype, glo and Voke.


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