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Director Toxicology Services

Job in Ann Arbor - Washtenaw County - MI Michigan - USA , 48103
Company: NSF International
Contract position
Listed on 2021-02-25
Job specializations:
  • Science
    Toxicology, Chemistry, Life Science
  • Research/Development
Job Description & How to Apply Below
Define and execute operational strategy for Toxicology department in collaboration with the Global Labs VP. Act as an integral member of the Global Labs leadership core team to drive operational excellence of the Global Labs division. Act as primary liaison with internal and external clients for all toxicology and chemical risk and hazard assessment services. Provide technical guidance and mentorship to department leadership team to ensure that work deliverables meet quality and timeliness expectations, and outstanding performance issues are addressed in a timely fashion.


* Establish and execute the department-level vision and corresponding annual operational and financial goals in collaboration with Global Labs VP
* Act as a vital member of the Global Labs division leadership team to set and execute on the strategic vision and corresponding goals for the division on an on-going basis
* Establish and monitor departmental revenue and expense budgets
* Support business growth initiatives through active participation in strategic marketing and business development efforts, proposal preparation and technical discussions with existing and potential clients
* Ensure a level and balanced workflow and that all technical deliverables meet quality and timeliness expectations
* Ensure peer review, staff training, SOP development/maintenance and continuous improvement activities are effectively coordinated and successfully completed
* Manage selection, training, performance and development of a competent workforce
* Represent NSF during client meetings, and in interactions with academic, industry and regulatory community members
* Actively participate in joint committee meetings and/or industry forums as needed
* Perform other role-appropriate duties as requested

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

* Knowledge of and experience in mentoring and managing staff
* Demonstrated ability to build relationships.
* Coaching, training, and mentoring skills.
* Ability to delegate and give clear direction. Active listener.
* Working knowledge of NSF core values and competencies
* Working knowledge of NSF standards, guidelines and policies, preferably in assigned area, as well across all areas supported by Toxicology
* Working knowledge of Lean principles and general continuous improvement strategies and tools
* Experience with risk and hazard assessment methodologies used by federal agencies, the private sector, and by international organizations
* Experience in conducting and/or evaluating toxicology studies and other technical documentation
* Excellent time management, organizational skills and attention to detail
* Excellent verbal and written communication skills
* Aptitude to problem solve and resolve conflict

Job Experience

* 7-10 years relevant work experience in toxicology or closely related field and at least 3 years of personnel supervision experience
* Previous experience managing a P&L preferred

Education and Certifications

* Master's degree in toxicology or closely related field and relevant work experience; Doctoral degree in toxicology or closely related field preferred.
* DABT preferred
Position Requirements
Less than 1 Year work experience
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