Research Toxicologist

at Chemours in Springfield, Illinois, United States

Job Description

As we create a colorful, capable and cleaner world through chemistry, we invite you to join our team to harness the power of chemistry to shape markets, redefine industries and improve lives for billions of people around the world.


From the frontline to the back office, every Chemours employee is part of something bigger than themselves as together we work to create a better world through the power of our chemistry.

Chemours is a $6.3 billion company with a portfolio of products and processes that enable technologies and products that people use every day in their lives. From cellular phones to lower emission vehicles, to 5G communications and clean energy from hydrogen, we’re collaborating with customers to make these innovations more capable. Simply said, we use our chemistry to change lives, shape markets, and redefine industries-one improvement at a time.

Chemours is seeking a highly motivated and dedicated individual to join our team as a Research Toxicologist . The physical office location is in Wilmington Delaware, but hybrid or remote work arrangements are potential options. The successful candidate will report to the Chemours Director of Toxicology and Risk Assessment .

We offer a stimulating and collaborative work environment that encourages professional growth and innovation. This position provides an excellent opportunity for a motivated individual to contribute to our organization’s commitment to product sustainability including product and process safety and regulatory compliance.

As a Research Toxicologist, you will play a crucial role in ensuring the safety and regulatory compliance of our products using a variety of toxicology strategies/activities, contributing to new product development initiatives, and effectively communicating scientific findings to internal and external stakeholders. This position requires a strong educational background in toxicology or a closely related life science field. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate his or her ability to solve complex toxicology-related problems and manage projects efficiently

The responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:

+ Regulatory Toxicology and Product Stewardship

+ Oversee toxicology elements of chemical registration processes for various jurisdictions, with a focus on the United States, the European Union, Japan, and China

+ Arrange and monitor toxicology studies conducted at global contract laboratories to ensure compliance with relevant regulations

+ Advise business personnel on all toxicology-related aspects of product stewardship activities

+ New Product Development

+ Identify and recommend testing strategies for new product development, emphasizing in vitro studies and other New Approach Methodologies (NAM)

+ Stay informed of the latest advancements and regulatory requirements in toxicology and propose innovative approaches

+ Advocacy

+ Present research findings and toxicological assessments to both internal and external teams, utilizing clear and concise communication strategies

+ Collaborate with external consultants to leverage their expertise and contribute to advocacy efforts

+ Adapt scientific information for diverse audiences who may not have a background in toxicology, ensuring effective comprehension of key messages

The following is required for this role:

+ Ph.D. in Toxicology or Master’s Degree with 5 plus years’ experience in a closely related life science field

+ Demonstrated proficiency in toxicology principles and emerging technology

+ Willingness and ability to make difficult and sound toxicology related decisions with minimal managerial oversight

+ Excellent communication skills in English, with the ability to present complex scientific concepts in a clear and accessible manner to toxicology professionals as well as business decision makers and other stakeholders

+ Collaborative mindset and interpersonal skills to effectively work with internal teams and external consultants

The following is preferred for this role:

+ Familiarity with new product development toxicology strategies

+ Experience with conducting in vitro studies and NAM methods

+ Familiarity with the general principles of risk assessment

+ Commitment to earn and maintain DABT certification


Competitive Compensation

Comprehensive Benefits Packages

401(k) Match

Employee Stock Purchase Program

Tuition Reimbursement

Commuter Benefits

Learning and Development Opportunities

Strong Inclusion and Diversity Initiatives

Company-paid Volunteer Days

We’re a different kind of chemistry company because we see our people as our biggest assets. Instead of focusing just on what our employees do each day, we look at how they do it-by taking a different approach to talent development, employee engagement, and culture. Our goal is to empower employees to be their best selves, at Chemours and in life. And we’re proud to be Certified by Great Place to Work® .

Learn more about Chemours and our culture by visiting (

Chemours is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, religion, color, gender, disability, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, marital status, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or veteran status. Jurisdictions may have additional grounds for non-discrimination, and we comply with all applicable laws.

Chemours is an E-Verify employer

Candidates must be able to perform all duties listed with or without accommodation

Immigration sponsorship (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status) is not currently available for this position

In our pursuit to be the greatest place to work, we know that a critical element to enhancing our employee experience is to assure we’re operating with a solid foundation of trust. At Chemours, this means being transparent about how we pay our employees for the work that they do.

Pay Range (in local currency):

$105,280.00 – $164,500.00

Chemours Level:


Annual Bonus Target:


The pay range and incentives listed above is a general guideline based on the primary location of this job only and not a guarantee of total compensation. Factors considered in extending a compensation offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, and alignment with market data. The incentive pay is dependent on business results and individual performance and subject to the terms and conditions of the specific plans.

At Chemours, you will find sustainability in our vision, our business and your future. If you want to work on the leading edge of your field and have a desire to make a difference, join Chemours and discover what it means when we say “We Are Living Chemistry.”

A new company. A new purpose. A new commitment to customers and chemistry. We are Chemours. And even more exciting is how our employees are committed to be catalysts for better. The word “ours” is in our name intentionally. It is about our employees, our customers and our world. Our values are simple: We seek to put our customers first always. We encourage creativity and simplicity. We give you the ability to operate with the innovation and enthusiasm of an entrepreneur. We are obsessed with making our world safe and we do this all with unshakable integrity – doing what is right. See chemistry in a different way at Chemours.


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Job Posting: JC246127772

Posted On: Aug 19, 2023

Updated On: Sep 30, 2023

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