California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
Location: Sacramento or Oakland, California
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Masters
Salary: $78,144 - $106,668 annually
Internal Number: RCHAB 3
California’s Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA) conducts cutting-edge work in evaluating hazards and risks from toxic chemicals in the environment. These evaluations are frequently the subject of statewide, national and even international interest, and are used by various regulatory programs in California. OEHHA is currently seeking to fill a Reproductive and Developmental Toxicologist position in the Reproductive Toxicology and Epidemiology Section to help our agency protect and enhance public health and the environment through scientific evaluation of risks posed by hazardous substances.
The incumbent will have an understanding of reproduction and development and will be a member of a team responsible for identifying chemicals for listing as causing reproductive toxicity under Proposition 65, conducting dose response and exposure assessments, and developing reproductive/developmental risk methodology and guidance. Specifically, job duties will include:
Providing technical expertise on the analysis and evaluation of whole animal, in vitro, mechanistic, and other data relevant to the evidence of developmental and reproductive toxicity for chemicals under consideration for listing or delisting as causing reproductive toxicity under Proposition 65.
Preparing hazard identification materials and related documentation in collaboration with senior colleagues on whole animal, in vitro, mechanistic, and other data relevant to the identification of developmental or reproductive toxicity.
Identifying and critically evaluating scientific literature relevant to performing dose-response assessment of chemicals causing developmental or reproductive toxicity.
Evaluating toxicology, epidemiology, mechanistic data, and pharmacokinetic studies.
Proficiency in general principles of toxicology, public health, and risk assessment, with specific expertise in the area of reproductive and/or developmental toxicology.
Either: possession of a Doctoral degree in Toxicology, Biochemistry, Pharmacology or a closely related specialty; or possession of a Master's degree in one of these fields, plus three years of experience designing and managing toxicological studies, interpreting results, and conducting hazard assessment or safety evaluations; or certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology.
Expertise and/or research experience investigating mechanisms and endpoints of reproductive or developmental toxicity, or experience conducting quantitative reproductive toxicity risk assessments, or experience evaluating and integrating mechanistic information into reproductive toxicity risk assessment.
Ability to produce high quality work products that clearly and concisely convey scientific findings and concepts.
Important: In order to be eligible for a job with the State of California, you MUST first be placed on an employment eligibility list for the specific classification. To establish your eligibility for this position, please see the instructions for the Associate Toxicologist classification at https://www.calcareers.ca.gov/JOBSGEN/7BYBB.PDF, then complete and submit the documents required to establish your eligibility.
About California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment
The Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), a department within the California Environmental Protection Agency, is the lead state agency for the assessment of health risks posed by environmental contaminants. OEHHA’s mission is to protect and enhance the health of Californians and our state’s environment through scientific evaluations that inform, support and guide regulatory and other actions.