Job Type

Full Time




United States


EWG seeks a doctoral level scientist with a commitment to the environment and a desire to advocate for public health protection through innovative research.


·     Help EWG transform company practices and national policy to reduce people's exposures to chemicals that pose risks to health.

·     Provide toxicology expertise for assessing safety of ingredients in cosmetics, food, cleaning products, sunscreens, and other consumer products.

·     Compile, analyze and manage data on toxicity of product ingredients and environmental contaminants. You will be a member of the team that builds and maintains EWG's popular online resources rating the safety common sources of chemical exposures.

·     Assess, maintain and expand the body of toxicology data held within the databases and manage researcher assistants who help you carry out this work.

·     Remain abreast of toxicology issues relevant to EWG issue areas.

·     Work in collaboration with EWG policy and communication experts to develop frameworks and methods for assessing and presenting toxicology information to the public.

·     Support EWG work on advancing policy measures to protect Americans from chemical exposures from water, air, food and consumer products.


·     PhD in toxicology.

·     3 or more years of experience in related position for corporate, government or non-government organizations.

·     Familiarity with chemical toxicity assessments and sound understanding of toxicology/risk assessment principles.

·     Demonstrated ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, work independently, and also contribute expertise to multidisciplinary project teams.

·     Familiarity with writing and editing scientific materials for a general audience.

·     The position requires ability to work in a fast paced setting, efficiency with transition to new projects and commitment to the mission of the organization.

Location: Washington, D.C. – this position does not allow for tele-commuting/tele-work. 

How to apply: Send a cover letter, resume and writing sample of scientific material written for general audience to Brett Dorow at

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

Doctorate (PhD)

How To Apply

Send a cover letter, resume and writing sample of scientific material written for general audience to Brett Dorow at