Eco-Toxicologist to AkzoNobel Stenungsund,

Sweden, Västra Götaland, Stenungsund

Business unit: Specialty Chemicals

About AkzoNobel

AkzoNobel is a leading global paints and coatings company and a major producer of specialty chemicals, with leading market positions and brands in countries around the world. We operate in a number of important market segments ranging from buildings and infrastructure to transport, industrial and consumer goods. We’re also the sector leader in sustainability and are number one in the renowned Dow Jones Sustainability Index. In practical terms, that means our sustainable solutions are in your lives, and those of your friends and family, every day. We’re the people that make it possible for you to do what you need to do.


At AkzoNobel sustainability is not a catch-phrase. It’s essential. That’s why we have been top ranked at Dow Jones Sustainability Index for several years. By doing radically more with less and working closely with customers and suppliers, we can help to make life more livable, colorful and inspiring for the world’s ever-growing population.

If you share our passion, this might be the right position for you!
We are looking for an Eco-toxicologist to Stenungsund. In this role you will be part of the Toxicology and Environmental Expertise team within our Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs organization. You will belong to a global team with customers and stakeholders around the world. In the role you will be an expert in the field of ecotoxicology and provide internal support to the Product Regulatory Specialists, the Business Segments, the Sites and RD&I.

Main responsibilities

• Contribute with specialist competence for eco toxicological tests and environmental risk assessments in accordance with REACH and other legislations.
• Act as environmental specialist and provide expert advice and interpretations in communications and discussions with authorities.
• Responsible for defining data gaps according to REACH and other regulatory demands and administrate the generation of new data within the ecotox and environmental area.
• Responsible for the environmental part of the chemical risk assessment for substances to be registered according to REACH.

More about the business

AkzoNobel’s business area Specialty Chemicals provides products that are integral to a number of industries and high profile customers. Our rigorous approach to quality and our innovative and sustainable technologies have enabled us to achieve a leadership position in many markets worldwide.

Within Specialty Chemicals, the Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs (PSRA) department is responsible for regulatory compliance, export control, chemical registrations, and product safety. PSRA’s objective is to gain competitive advantage through leadership in Product Safety and Regulatory Affairs.

What can AkzoNobel offer you?

If you share our values and ambitions, we can give you a career where your knowledge and ambitions will be recognized and rewarded. You will be working in an international environment with many possibilities to develop, both personally and professionally. You will be offered interesting and challenging projects that open your view and challenges your enterprise. You will be working with likeminded people that share your attitude and enthusiasm. By working for AkzoNobel you will also help us to achieve our ambition – to be the first choice by our customers, shareholders and employees, all over the world.

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Additional information

This is a permanent position on a full time basis, reporting to the Manager Toxicology and Environmental Expertise, based in Chicago.

For additional information about the vacancy please contact Louette Rausch, Manager Toxicology and Environmental Expertise, +1 (630) 881-7749.

For information about the recruitment process, please contact Matilda Bolin, Talent Resourcing Partner, +46 709 577 134.

If you have any general questions about your application or need assistance please contact:

Please apply via our online recruitment system with an uploaded job specific resume and cover letter. We do not accept applications via e-mail, these applications will be disregarded.

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We Welcome your application!


Vacancy data


Job characteristics

Closing date

May 26, 2017

Vacancy number







Västra Götaland



Business unit

Specialty Chemicals

Job family

Regulatory affairs

Hierarchy level


Full time/part time


Contract type


Job requirements/Candidate profile

• PhD or Master degree within ecotoxicology or environmental science
• 5 years of experience in ecotoxicology, risk assessment of chemicals and/or regulatory work
• Excellent communication skills in English and desirable in Swedish

To be successful in the position we believe that you need to be independent and self-driven. You are a skilled project leader with the capability to prioritize and keep a deadline. You need to have excellent communication skills and be able to build a network.