Toxicologist Job Description

Toxicologists Use Analytical And Scientific Techniques To Identify Toxins Such As Chemicals, Biological Substances And Radiation, And To Assess The Potential Risks And Harmful Effects Posed By Them.The Majority Of Toxicologists’ Work Is Laboratory-based: Designing, Planning And Undertaking Controlled Experiments And Trials; Devising And Testing Hypotheses; Using Appropriate Analytical Techniques To Identify And Quantify Toxins; And Analysing And Interpreting Data.

Most Opportunities For Promotion Arise In Consultancy Or Staff Or Project Management.

Toxicologist Duties/Functions/Responsibilities

  • giving evidence in court
  • carrying out field studies
  • studying relevant literature
  • writing reports, reviews and papers
  • producing risk analyses
  • collaborating and sharing expertise and research findings with scientific and technical staff
  • supervising staff
  • managing laboratories.

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