Senior Scientist Toxicology Product Safety

Research & Development
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With minimal guidance, design and execute projects for the safety evaluation, risk assessment, testing and documentation of raw materials and finished formulations developed by Mary Kay Inc. Oversees in vitro as well as clinical safety testing. Analyzes and interprets safety study results.


1. Conduct Literature searches as needed to generate robust safety assessments on raw materials and finished formulations for different categories of products that meet global safety guidelines and regulatory requirements.

2. Compile and review Cosmetic Safety Reports for compliance with EU and other global regulations

3. Contract and/or conduct clinical safety testing, such as patch testing, safety-in-use studies, sunscreen efficacy studies, and/or sensory irritation testing. Analyze and interpret results. Write executive reports.

4. Contract in vitro safety studies such as eye and skin irritation, skin sensitization. Analyzes and interprets results.

5. Evaluate upstream innovation substances, raw materials and formulations based on risk assessments and communicate safety approvals through project leaders or product specific meetings

6. Review non-cosmetic consumer items for product safety and regulatory compliance.

7. May lead, coordinate or heavily contribute to specialized projects relevant to the Product Safety Department.


MS/PhD degree in a Biological Science, toxicology, pharmacology or equivalent applicable experience.

3/2 years of experience in cosmetics, personal care, consumer health care industry.

1. Expertise in fundamental toxicology concepts specially eye and skin irritation, skin sensitization, phototoxicity and genotoxicity.

2. In -depth knowledge of toxicology and proficiency in risk assessment principles.

3. Must have excellent oral and written communication skills.

4. Must be able to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment while meeting established deadlines.

5. Excellent skills in analyzing, reporting and documenting information with attention to details

6. Ability to work independently both as a team member and as a leader

7. Experience in problem solving as well as working with multifunctional teams

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