Senior Ecotoxicologist
Kingsport, TN 
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Job Description
Senior Ecotoxicologist
Job Requisition ID: 38432

Founded in 1920, Eastman is a global specialty materials company that produces a broad range of products found in items people use every day. With the purpose of enhancing the quality of life in a material way, Eastman works with customers to deliver innovative products and solutions while maintaining a commitment to safety and sustainability. The company's innovation-driven growth model takes advantage of world-class technology platforms, deep customer engagement, and differentiated application development to grow its leading positions in attractive end-markets such as transportation, building and construction, and consumables. As a globally inclusive and diverse company, Eastman employs approximately 14,500 people around the world and serves customers in more than 100 countries. The company had 2020 revenues of approximately $8.5 billion and is headquartered in Kingsport, Tennessee, USA. For more information,


We are seeking a candidate with knowledge and skills in industrial and regulatory eco-toxicology functions. The candidate would work within the corporate Product Stewardship and Regulatory Affairs organization in close coordination with business and technology managers, product stewards, and product registration/clearance and hazard communications personnel to support existing products, and development and commercialization of new products.


  • Coordinate and oversee ecotoxicological, environmental fate, and associated phys-chem testing projects with 3rd party laboratories globally
  • Perform computational modeling (e.g., QSAR Toolbox, EPI Suite, AIM, VEGA)
  • Analyze and interpret test results
  • Perform risk/safety assessments
  • Develop and execute product defense strategies
  • Support for global chemical registrations such as TSCA, REACH, FIFRA, etc.
  • An internal toxicology expert to the innovation R&D team, hazard communication group, product stewardship initiatives, regulatory dossier preparation, customer correspondence, trade association panel participation
  • Mentor and train other team members on new toxicology or regulatory developments
  • Participation in industry consortia addressing toxicology and risk characterization of chemical

Education and Additional Skills:

  • PhD in Toxicology, Environmental Health Sciences, or related biological science discipline PLUS 4+ years of chemical or industrial ecotoxicology experience (or a master's degree with 6+ years of relevant experience). Relevant ecotoxicology experience is a must.
  • Knowledge and experience in regulatory and data requirements for global new chemical notification dossiers
  • Experience in conducting computation modeling to estimate hazard endpoints
  • Proven success in designing, monitoring and interpreting data from regulatory guideline based toxicological studies (EPA, OECD, etc.)
  • Knowledge of international risk assessment models and ability to perform or work with team members to conduct risk assessments
  • Knowledge and expertise in interrupting ecotox, environmental fate, and phys-chem endpoints for applying international hazard classifications (GHS, CLP, IMO, etc.)
  • Knowledge in emerging toxicological and risk assessment technologies such as high throughput in vitro testing, computational toxicology, exposure modeling, endocrine disruption testing, etc.
  • Knowledge of human health toxicology and DABT certification is a plus.

Nearest Major Market: Asheville
Nearest Secondary Market: Knoxville

Job Segment: Chemical Research, Law, Application Developer, Compliance, Regulatory Affairs, Engineering, Legal, Technology

Eastman Chemical Company is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Eastman is committed to creating a powerfully diverse workforce and a broadly inclusive workplace, where everyone can contribute to their fullest potential each day.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Master's Degree
Required Experience
4+ years
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