Senior Safety and Sustainability Expert (all genders)

Posted 25 Jan 2024

Darmstadt, Hessen - Germany

Req Id 271398


Work Your Magic with us!

Ready to explore, break barriers, and discover more? We know you’ve got big plans – so do we! Our colleagues across the globe love innovating with science and technology to enrich people’s lives with our solutions in Healthcare, Life Science, and Electronics. Together, we dream big and are passionate about caring for our rich mix of people, customers, patients, and planet. That's why we are always looking for curious minds that see themselves imagining the unimaginable with us.


Your role: Working in an international team of experts with diverse backgrounds, you will collaborate with production, R&D teams, and product managers to replace chemicals in processes or products. Using the SSbD framework, you will evaluate the sustainability and safety of potential alternatives, working closely with Registration Experts, Regulatory & Computational Toxicologists, and Life Cycle Assessment Experts to gather results. This interdisciplinary role requires strong communication and collaboration skills to be effective and to communicate results to internal stakeholders and external partners. You will also stay updated on SSbD advancements and integrate new developments into the innovation process.


Who you are:

  • Advanced degree (Ph.D. preferred) in sustainability, toxicology, chemistry, or a related field, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant working experience.
  • Expertise and experience in sustainable chemistry and green chemistry principles.
  • Proven track record of developing and implementing sustainable chemical substitution strategies.
  • Excellent knowledge of SSbD concepts including hazard assessment, exposure assessment, risk assessment, environmental sustainability assessment, and social and economic sustainability assessment.
  • Familiarity with common exposure assessment models (e.g., ECETOC TRA, EUSES in Chesar, Merlin Expo, ConsExpo, etc.) for assessing human exposure and environmental fate of chemicals.
  • Knowledge of Life Cycle Assessment and corresponding tools and databases (e.g., SimaPro, GaBi, OpenLCA, COMPASS) is advantageous.
  • Background in the scientific basis and approaches for assessing socio-economic sustainability is an advantage.
  • Strong communication and presentation skills with a collaborative mindset.
  • Fluent in English, both written and spoken.


What we offer: We are curious minds that come from a broad range of backgrounds, perspectives, and life experiences. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and believe that it drives excellence and innovation, strengthening our ability to lead in science and technology. We are committed to creating access and opportunities for all to develop and grow at your own pace. Join us in building a culture of inclusion and belonging that impacts millions and empowers everyone to work their magic and champion human progress!
Apply now and become a part of our diverse team!

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