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Senior Computational Health Scientist

Cardno USA Inc • San Francisco, CA

Posted 24 days ago

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Job Description

Cardno® ChemRisk, a scientific consulting company, provides state-of-the-art toxicology, industrial hygiene, epidemiology, and risk assessment services to organizations that confront public health, occupational health, and environmental challenges.

Our team members have a long-standing reputation for thorough scientific analysis and for sharing results in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. Many of the over 500 papers that we have published present novel methodologies or address emerging advances in the health sciences, and have been frequently referenced in regulatory decision-making. Our mission is to provide creative and scientifically rigorous approaches to answering questions about the human health hazards posed by chemical, biological, pharmaceutical, and radiological agents.

We are currently seeking Senior Health Scientists (Senior Managing/Principal Scientists) to join our Computational Human Health Risk Assessment practice. We are particularly interested in consulting or subject matter experts with a successful record of business development in one or more of our computational sciences practice areas including environmental science, computational toxicology and quantitative risk assessment. These positions offer a stimulating and challenging work environment and significant opportunities for professional growth.

Successful applicants will have a multi-disciplinary background consisting of environmental, toxicological or human health risk assessment computational experience including business development and project experience in one or more of our practice areas including:

Environmental Science: Air dispersion modeling, emissions permitting, environmental fate and transport analysis, chemical and particulate transport assessments, meteorological modeling/prognostic charting, groundwater transport analysis, indoor air quality modeling, soil vapor emissions analysis, vapor intrusion analysis, product stewardship, and product life cycle assessment

Toxicology: Computational pharmacology, food or drug compliance testing / toxicity testing, dose-response assessment, pharmacokinetic modeling, human clinical trial design, high-throughput drug screening, and quantitative structure–activity relationship modeling

Human Health Risk Assessment: Quantitative exposure modeling, industrial hygiene modeling, biostatistics, probabilistic analysis, database design and management

Specific activities and responsibilities for this position include:

> Serve as a senior computational human health risk scientist in the firm responsible for securing and managing the execution of computational human health risk projects
> Work with our corporate business development team to lead client development activities within the computational risk assessment practice area
> Plan and attend meetings with prospective clients, identify business opportunities, and prepare proposals for projects with significant computational components
> Publish and present study findings in the peer reviewed literature and at scientific conferences
> Evaluate current literature and regulatory developments involving computational risk assessment
> Provide strategic consulting and, if appropriate, testimony as an expert witness in litigation
> Work with, manage, and mentor multi-disciplinary staff of health scientists including engineers, toxicologists, industrial hygienists, epidemiologists, environmental scientists and public health professionals
> Some travel expected

Job Requirements

Qualifications for this position include:

> MS or PhD in bioinformatics, chemical engineering, environmental engineering, environmental science, mathematics, physics, or related field
> 10 to 15 years of professional experience within environmental, human health or toxicology-related fields with substantial data analytics and computer simulation components
> Experience with relevant computer programming languages and environmental, toxicological or risk assessment methods. Examples include: R, SAS, MATLAB, AERMOD, MODFLOW, ArcGIS, Monte Carlo (probabilistic) modeling, QSAR modeling or PBPK modeling
> Expertise in human health risk assessment
> Basic familiarity with OSHA, NIOSH, FDA, USDA and EPA regulatory agencies and practices
> Experience presenting research findings in academic/peer-reviewed settings and at professional meetings
> Excellent verbal and written communication skills
> Strong organizational skills and ability to balance time among multiple assignments
> Ability to work independently or in multidisciplinary teams

Cardno® ChemRisk is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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