Montrose Environmental Group, Inc.

  • Senior Scientist (Toxicology)

    Job Locations US-VA-Henrico
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(10/3/2018 11:27 AM)
    # of Openings
    Environmental Laboratory
  • Responsibilities

    Montrose Environmental Group, Inc. is a high-growth Environmental Services company offering (i) Measurement and Analytical services and (ii) Environmental Resiliency and Sustainability services to a diverse range of clients in industry and government throughout the United States and abroad.  Our qualified engineers, scientists, technicians, associates and policy experts are proud of our ability to objectively help industry, the public and regulators work constructively together on environmental opportunities.


    Enthalpy Analytical, part of the larger organization, Montrose Environmental Group, is comprised of over 8 laboratories servicing air, water, soil and tobacco testing.  Regulations drive the need for our services, but our unique capabilities allow us to add value to clients beyond environmental compliance.  For our families and communities, we strive to protect the air they breathe, the water they drink, and the soil on which they live.  


    We are currently seeking a full-time Senior Scientist in the In Vitro Toxicology Department in our tobacco, cigarette, and e-cigarette testing laboratory in Richmond, VA.



    Position Duties:

    • Conduct and supervise research; analyze data toward project direction goals and milestones; write study protocols and technical reports
    • Participate in scientific conferences and present research findings
    • Work with Business Development and customers to develop new capabilities and assays
    • Operation, management, maintenance and troubleshooting of analytical instrumentation
    • Laboratory day-to-day housekeeping and ordering responsibilities
    • Assist in data compilation and data review
    • Prepare summary of findings and observations; write manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication
    • Development and writing of analytical methods, SOPs and validations
    • Plan method improvement and development
    • Conducting in vitro assays for mutagenicity, genotoxicity and cytotoxicity of pure chemicals and complex mixtures from various sources
    • Work in a GLP compliant environment
    • Other duties, as assigned



    • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Chemistry, Biology, Environmental Science, or related field 
    • 1 - 4 years of experience in cell biology, biochemistry, physiology or toxicology/pharmacology.
    • Experience in mammalian tissue culture, microscopy (light and fluorescence), biochemical, histology techniques and micro-plate based assays.
    • The successful candidate will be detail oriented, reliable, highly motivated, and will interact well in a team environment. The candidate will possess good organizational skills, a high energy level, a sense of commitment to assure that obligations and quality are met, and be capable of handling multiple assignments concurrently. Also required is a working knowledge of statistics and basic computer skills, especially MS Office.


    Preferred Skills:

    • PhD degree with postdoctoral experience in the biomedical sciences
    • Experience in working in a regulated laboratory and experience with assays used for the qualitative and quantitative assessment of genotoxicity and cytotoxicity using 2D or 3D cells is desired.


    Montrose Environmental Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age (40 and over), ancestry, color, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming practices), denial of Family and Medical Care Leave, disability (mental and physical) including HIV and AIDS, marital status, medical condition (cancer and genetic characteristics), genetic information, military and veteran status, national origin (including language use restrictions), race, sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding and medical conditions related to pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding), gender, gender identity, gender expression, and sexual orientation.


    As permitted by applicable law, employment with Montrose is at-will.


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