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Senior Regulatory Toxicologist


Indianapolis, IN, Midwest United States, USA



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Industry Type:

Plant & Soil Sciences, Seed & Biotechnology

Career Type:

Researcher/Research & Development

Job Type:

Full Time

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Who are we, and what do we do?

At Corteva Agriscience, you will help us grow what’s next. No matter your role, you will be part of a team that is building the future of agriculture – leading breakthroughs in the innovation and application of science and technology that will better the lives of people all over the world and fuel the progress of humankind.

This is an exciting opportunity for a focused and collaborative candidate to join our highly motivated Research and Development Team.  In response to the growth of our global crop protection business, we have one vacancy for a Regulatory Toxicologist within our Regulatory Toxicology team, part of our Human Safety function. This position is based at our Global Headquarters located in Indianapolis, Indiana.   

At Corteva Agriscience, we grow what matters by putting consumers and customers at the heart of everything we do. We recognize that safe and sustainable food is a priority of our consumers, and we’re here to ensure those goals are met. As a Regulatory Toxicologist at Corteva, you will be an integral part of a growing, multidisciplinary team that is responsible for development, registration, and re-registration of new and existing crop protection products.

How will you help us grow? It matters to us, and it matters to you!

As a member of our Corteva Regulatory Toxicology team, you will operate as a Regulatory Toxicology Subject Matter Expert (SME) to: 

  • Work collaboratively and across regulatory and mammalian toxicology teams to develop and lead scientific strategies to deliver global toxicology programs which requires understanding and application of mechanistic assessments, testing requirements, experimental design, and results interpretation.  
  • Responsible for the design and interpretation of toxicology studies for active substances and end-use products in support of global regulatory submissions while ensuring the highest standards of scientific practice and animal welfare are met.   
  • Provide expertise and support for incorporation of robust study summaries and expert positions into the toxicology portion of the registration dossier and author technical responses to regulatory agencies.
  •  Act as a regulatory toxicology liaison with registration colleagues and technical experts across a wide range of disciplines within the company and national or international regulatory authorities.
  • Participate and represent Corteva as a technical expert on industry associations and working groups
  • Author and publish scientific manuscripts in alignment with Corteva regulatory toxicology and science best practices and/or active substance mechanistic assessments 
  • Additional opportunities for scientific growth within this collaborative, team-based role, including involvement on cross-active ingredient projects, innovative/alternative & mechanistic toxicity testing approaches and communicating data to a wide variety of audiences.




What expertise have you grown? What do you bring to the table?

  • An advanced degree in toxicology or related area (Ph.D. preferred; candidates with M.Sc. and relevant experience will be considered)
  • Two or more years of proven experience as a toxicologist within multi-disciplinary project teams, preferably, but not limited to, crop protection, with a developed understanding of global regulatory toxicology guidance, guidelines, and submission processes.  
  • A technical background and practical experience in the areas of endocrine biology, systems biology, neurotoxicology, and/or developmental and reproductive toxicology is highly desirable for this position.  

The following skills are integral to the successful fulfillment of this position: 

  • A diverse scientific background coupled with curiosity and critical thinking skills to deliver innovative toxicology strategies for new and existing chemistries while understanding and applying the crop protection regulatory framework. 
  • Application of project leadership skills to collaborate and coordinate multiple projects and chemistries in a timely and effective manner.
  • Effective inter-personal skills and demonstrated teamwork abilities are key to this global role, to create and maintain collaborative and inclusive relationships, positively influence decision-making processes, while keeping teams engaged and motivated to deliver and develop.
  • Clear, written and oral communication skills that allow dissemination of complex technical issues in a straightforward and concise manner, along with the ability to adapt this information to a variety of scientific and non-scientific audiences, internally and externally 
  • Keen interest in working in a dynamic, exciting industry and applying scientific information for protection of human health at highest standards.


We care about you and we care that you're comfortable. While there's no place like home, Corteva comes close.


Let’s peek at how you can grow your wellbeing, health, and future at Corteva!

  • Strike a better worklife balance with robust time off benefits including paid maternity, paternal and family illness leave
  • Prepare for your future with our competitive retirement savings plan, tuition reimbursement program, and more
  • Enjoy access to health benefits for you and your family on your first day of employment
  • And much, much more!

Ready to grow your perspectives, impact and career? Start by applying to this opportunity today!



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Job Post Date: 07/27/22
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