Cardno Toxicologist in United States


Cardno® ChemRisk is a scientific consulting firm that provides state-of-the-art toxicology, industrial hygiene, epidemiology, and risk assessment services to organizations that confront public health, occupational health, and environmental challenges. We specialize in solving problems of national importance; often related to major regulatory initiatives or mass torts involving occupational exposures. Our team members have a long-standing reputation for thorough scientific analysis and for sharing results in the peer-reviewed scientific literature. Many of the over 500 papers that we have published are frequently referenced in both litigation and regulatory decision-making. Our mission is to provide creative and scientifically rigorous approaches to answering questions about the human health hazards posed by chemical, biological, pharmaceutical, and radiological agents. Our team of scientists solves problems and answers difficult questions about the possible hazards posed by consumer and industrial products, medical devices, contaminated foods, and contaminated environmental media (e.g., soils, sediments, water and air).

We offer an exciting, fast-paced work environment with enthusiastic and self-motivated team members. While we rarely hire for specific job openings, we are always seeking exceptional scientists who wish to be exposed to a wide variety of scientific issues and who are comfortable with engaging clients and writing scientific reports and manuscripts. Our office locations include San Francisco, CA; Orange County, CA; Boulder, CO; Chicago, IL; Brooklyn, NY; and Pittsburgh, PA.

We are accepting applications from candidates who have graduate degrees (or who are in the process of obtaining a degree) and training in toxicology.

Typical Responsibilities for the Toxicologist Include:

  • Conducting desktop research including literature searches, and critically evaluating and summarizing scientific information and government regulations

  • Conducting or assisting with risk assessments

  • Performing toxicology study design, management and interpretation

  • Evaluating claims raised in various types of toxic tort or personal injury litigation

  • Assisting with the production of technical work products, presentations and proposals

  • Performing mathematical analyses

  • Working independently and as part of a team


Minimum Requirements:

  • BS, MPH or MS in toxicology or related field

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent analytical skills

  • Aptitude for multi-tasking among various projects

  • Some research experience is preferred

  • Ability to work well in a team environment

  • Demonstrated passion for toxicology

Desired Qualifications:

  • MS, MPH, PhD in toxicology or related field

  • Interest in becoming a board-certified (DABT) toxicologist

  • Internship and/or research experience

  • Zero to 3 years of government or industry experience

  • Previous contributions to the scientific literature

  • Some laboratory research experience

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package

To be considered for a position: please upload a cover letter, which indicates your office selections, along with your resume.

For more information on Cardno® ChemRisk’s practice areas and team, please visit

Sponsorship is not currently available for this position.

Please note that selected candidates will be required to pass a drug, background and reference screening.

Cardno is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.


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Requisition Number: 15-0128

Title: Toxicologist

City: Multiple Locations

State: US

Status: Regular FT