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Job id: 085845. Salary: £51,974 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance.

Posted: 06 March 2024. Closing date: 15 April 2024.

Business unit: Faculty of Life Sciences & Medicine. Department: Analytics, Environmental & Forensics.

Contact details: Professor Christer Hogstrand and Professor Ben Forbes. christer.hogstrand@kcl.ac.uk, ben.forbes@kcl.ac.uk

Location: Waterloo Campus. Category: Academic & Teaching.

Job description

The School of Cancer and Pharmaceutical Sciences at King’s College London is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated Toxicologist to join Department of Analytical, Environmental & Forensic Science (AEFS).

 https://www.kcl.ac.uk/scps/our-departments/institute-of-pharmaceutical-science

The appointee could be specialised in any strong and fundable area of toxicology, but we are looking for a mechanistically focussed toxicologist who researches and educates across the interface of chemistry, biology and computer science, with preference for research on health effects of drugs or environmental pollutants in humans or ecologically relevant animal species. We have a preference for applicants with a track record of using New Assessment Methodologies (NAMs) to identify and characterise toxicological hazards of chemicals.

The post holder will contribute to writing and publishing high quality papers in peer-reviewed journals. They will devote a proportion of their time to developing high quality and successful research grants in line with Faculty and College metrics. Development of collaborations with researchers across the Institute of Pharmaceutical Science, the Faculty and King’s, as well as partnerships with the forensic science community both in the UK and internationally will be an important aspect of the post-holders portfolio.

The role requires an educator who will inspire student engagement and improve student outcomes through education delivery. As such, the appointee will be well qualified to provide education contributions to modules across the UG and PGT portfolio led from the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Why Join Us?

King’s College London is one of the highest-ranking Universities in UK and the World. You will be part of the Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences which was placed number one in the last Research Excellence Framework assessment. We are a forward-thinking academic community with access to state-of-the-art facilities and resources. Join us in advancing toxicology knowledge and making a positive impact on the health of our environment and ourselves!

This post will be offered on an indefinite contract.

This is a full-time post - 100% full time equivalent.

Key responsibilities

  • Conduct cutting-edge research in environmental toxicology, with a focus on New Approach Methodologies (NAMs), such as in vitro and/or computational approaches including artificial intelligence. 
  • Develop and maintain a vibrant research program that addresses critical challenges in toxicology.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to explore novel approaches and contribute to scientific advancements.
  • Mentor post-graduate students and contribute to their academic and professional development.
  • Deliver high-quality teaching and contribute to modules across the undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PGT) portfolios.

The above list of responsibilities may not be exhaustive, and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks and responsibilities as may reasonably be expected within the scope and grading of the post.

Skills, knowledge, and experience

  • Ph.D. in Toxicology or related field.
  • Post-doctoral experience.
  • Success in obtaining grant funding.
  • Expertise in biochemistry and/or physiology.
  • Demonstrated expertise in in vitro toxicology.
  • Strong publication record.
  • Passion for advancing 21st Century toxicology research and addressing real-world challenges.
  • Excellent communication skills with ability to engage with diverse audiences.
  • Evidence of ability create and develop collaborations. 
  • Commitment to fostering an inclusive research environment. 

Essential criteria  

  1. Ph.D. in Toxicology or related field.
  2. Post-doctoral experience.
  3. Success in obtaining grant funding.
  4. Expertise in biochemistry and/or physiology.
  5. Demonstrated expertise in in vitro toxicology.
  6. Strong publication record.
  7. Passion for advancing 21st Century toxicology research and addressing real-world challenges.
  8. Excellent communication skills with ability to engage with diverse audiences.
  9. Evidence of ability create and develop collaborations.
  10. Commitment to fostering an inclusive research environment.

Desirable criteria

  1. Focus on the effects of environmental contaminants on humans or environmentally relevant animals. 
  2. Passion for advancing 21st Century toxicology research and addressing real-world challenges.
  3. Experience of research with omics-based applications, such as metabolomics and proteomics.

Further information

We are planning for on site interviews in mid-late May and a starting date during the summer of 2024.