Toxicologist

  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality
  • Lansing, MI, United States
  • Mar 13, 2017
Environmental Science/Engineering EHS - Environmental, Health & Saftey Water Quality

Job Description

Job Description

Provide toxicological support on issues dealing with the potential human health impacts of toxic substances in water. A significant portion of this position's time will be spent conducting literature searches, deriving risk-based criteria, and assessing the hazards of discharges to groundwater and surface water and communicating the results to staff and potentially the regulated community and the public. This position will also assess the impact of emerging contaminants on human health, provide input at meetings of the interdepartmental Toxics Steering Group, and assist with the beach monitoring program. As time permits, this position will provide toxicological support on issues dealing with the impacts of toxic substances to aquatic life and assist with fieldwork conducted by the Surface Water Assessment Section.

Required Education and Experience

Education

Possession of a master's degree in toxicology. 

Experience 
Toxicologist 9
No specific type or amount is required. 

Toxicologist 10
One year of professional experience in assessing and controlling the impact of toxic substances on human health and the environment equivalent to a Toxicologist 9. 

Toxicologist P11
Two years of professional experience in assessing and controlling the impact of toxic substances on human health and the environment equivalent to a Toxicologist, including one year equivalent to a Toxicologist 10.

Alternate Education and Experience
Toxicologist 9 - P11Possession of a master's degree in a physical, biological, or environmental science with 10 semester (15 term) credits in toxicology, 14 semester (20 term) credits in chemistry (including inorganic, organic and biochemistry), and 24 semester (35 term) credits in any combination of the following: physiology, histology, pathology, statistics, environmental science, microbiology, physical or environmental chemistry (in addition to the above indicated 14 semester credits); anatomy, pharmacology, epidemiology, industrial hygiene, toxicology (in addition to the above indicated 10 semester credits); or, vertebrate biology or zoology may be substituted for the education requirement.

Additional Requirements and Information

For a copy of the position description, click HERE. Information provided in your application, resume, cover letter, transcripts, and any other documentation provided will be used to verify responses to the supplemental questions. Unsupported responses may not be considered further. You must attach an electronic and/or scanned copy of your official college/university transcripts. For our purposes, "Official Transcripts" must contain the college/university name and address, the degree conferred and date granted, coursework completed (especially if no degree granted), and the Registrar's signature and/or seal. Your application for any position does not guarantee that you will be contacted by the Department/Agency for further consideration.  Only those applicants interviewed will be notified of the results.

Closing 3/23/2017 11:59 PM Eastern

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Sector

Government- State/Provincial

Salary

$1,641.60 - $2,730.40 Biweekly