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Staff Scientist/Toxicology

Staff Scientist/Toxicology

Is Internship: 

EWG seeks a masters or doctoral level scientist with a commitment to the environment and a desire to advocate for public health protection through innovative research. 

  • Develop original studies – science and policy analyses – that inform consumers and educate policy makers and the media on the health effects of toxic contaminants in water, air, food and consumer products.
  • Produce written reports, some for publication in peer-reviewed journals, on chemical pollution and human health.
  • Compile, analyze and manage data on toxicity of product ingredients and environmental contaminants. You will be a member of the team that builds and maintains EWG's popular online databases rating the safety of cosmetics, tap water, cleaning products, sunscreen, and other common sources of chemical exposures.
  • Assess, maintain and expand the body of toxicology data held within the databases and manage researcher assistants who help you carry out this work;
  • Work in collaboration with EWG policy and communication experts to develop frameworks and methods for assessing and presenting toxicology information to the public.
  • Help EWG transform company practices and national policy to reduce people's exposures to chemicals that pose risks to health.
  • Support EWG work on advancing policy measures to protect Americans from chemical exposures from water, air, food and consumer products.
  • Masters or PhD in toxicology or a related field with emphasis in toxicology, such as public health or environmental health.
  • 3 or more years of experience in related position for corporate, government or non-government organizations.
  • Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, work independently, and also contribute expertise to multidisciplinary project teams.
  • Familiarity with writing and editing scientific materials for a general audience.
  • Solid track record within the fields of toxicology and environmental health and experience in designing research projects that examine health effects of chemical contaminants.
  • Knowledge of federal environmental policy is preferred.
  • The position requires ability to work in a fast paced setting, efficiency with transition to new projects and commitment to the mission of the organization. 
How to Apply: 

Send a cover letter, resume and writing sample written for general audience in the topic areas of toxicology, public health or environmental health to

Location: Washington, DC. This position requires full time presence in the office and does not provide for remote teleworking.