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Screening Associate

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Irvington, NY
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Published 19 days ago

The Screening Associate performs substance screenings, a function that is crucial to the mission of MADE SAFE and Nontoxic Certified programs. This position will report to the Director of Science & Research, but will work with the entire team. 

This team member will learn to execute the MADE SAFE 360-Degree Ecosystem Approach, a unique system for evaluating substances for their safety to humans and the environment. On a day-to-day basis, this work utilizes the MADE SAFE Toxicant Database to search for substances, reviewing documentation to confirm substance compliance, generating screening reports for clients, and keeping detailed records of various project management endpoints. This team member will be responsible for time-sensitive and confidential information.

This person will also conduct limited desk research on substances and materials, with the potential for more opportunities with demonstrated ability and success. Desk research duties include literature reviews, toxicological modeling, researching manufacturing processes, review of relevant governmental regulations, and consultation of authoritative sources. A strong background in science is required; relevant fields of study include biology, toxicology, public health, chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, environmental science, etc.

The ideal candidate will be a highly-motivated, quick-learning individual with a commitment to and capacity for learning and dealing with new and difficult concepts. Necessary skills for this role include strong critical thinking, immaculate attention to detail, and the ability to make decisions and problem-solve independently. Someone who demonstrates intellectual curiosity and takes joy in scientific investigation would be most successful in this position.

As an entirely remote team working with clients at a distance, this person must be an excellent communicator, both in verbal and written formats. The Screening Assistant must be able to take direction and feedback, deliver and report on tasks and deadlines, and learn from failures and mistakes. The right candidate will be comfortable with evolving and shifting duties.

Responsibilities include:

  • Conduct screening by applying the MADE SAFE Ecosystem Approach
  • Utilize screening Toxicant Database
  • Conduct desk research on substances and materials
  • Prepare research and screening reports
  • Log and manage project actions in task management software
  • Work closely with Director of Science & Research to execute crucial screening project objectives
  • Maintain files and databases in a confidential manner
  • Utilize screening software to manage screenings internally and externally
  • Prepare scientific communications, such as Science & Research memos, responses to scientific inquiries, etc.
  • Attend regular team meetings and perform follow up actions
  • Communicate with team members outside of the Research and Science Team regarding client project statuses
  • Update, create, and edit scientific communication documents and decks, as needed
  • Manage and execute annual reassessment process
  • Call and email ingredient and material manufacturers for information, as needed
  • Perform ad hoc needs across multiple functions

Qualifications

The ideal candidate has the following qualifications:

  • Strong science background in relevant field
  • Commitment, ability, and desire to continually learn new and difficult concepts and skills
  • Excellent communication skills, in both verbal and written formats
  • Ability to see the bigger picture while also being extremely attentive to details without sacrificing either accuracy or time-efficiency
  • Capacity to track and manage numerous ongoing projects successfully
  • Capability to take direction, but take personal ownership of tasks
  • Willingness and ability to learn from failures and mistakes
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Google Workspace; willingness to learn task management software
  • Ability to successfully work independently and track time spent on projects
  • Willingness to work cross-functionally
  • Desire to work with a dynamic startup that’s helping to change the world for the healthier

This position is a full-time consultant position under the supervision of the Director of Science & Research. While this is a virtual position, access to the Director of Science & Research (based in Southern Wisconsin) is preferable. Pay is based on education and experience.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three references, and any related support materials including compensation requirements to jobs@madesafe.org.

The Screening Associate performs substance screenings, a function that is crucial to the mission of MADE SAFE and Nontoxic Certified programs. This position will report to the Director of Science & Research, but will work with the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
    Contract
  • Start Date
    November 5, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    November 3, 2021

Compensation

See below
This is a contract position. Pay will be based on experience and time commitment.

Benefits

No benefits are offered with this position.

No benefits are offered with this position.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
PO Box 65, Irvington, NY 10533, United States

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three references, and any related support materials including compensation requirements to jobs@madesafe.org.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, three references, and any related support materials including compensation requirements to jobs@madesafe.org.

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