Toxicologist Positions (Junior and Senior Level)


Texas Commission on Environmental Quality


Austin, Texas


The Toxicology Division at the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is looking for two toxicologists to join their team at either an entry or senior level. This job provides the opportunity to protect public health and the environment in Texas, as well as to impact environmental policy at the state and national level. These full-time positions involve serving as an expert for agency staff and the public concerning toxicology and risk assessment issues.
Some of the tasks include:
• Assessment of health risks associated with public/environmental exposure to toxic substances
• Analyzing air, water, and soil monitoring data for the potential to cause human health/ecological effects
• Deriving safe levels of environmental toxicants
• Diverse communication as a toxicology expert with executive management of the commission, the public, the media, other governmental agencies, state and federal legislators, and in court proceedings
• Contribution to drafting environmental rules and policy, and to influencing public health policy-making
• All the tasks detailed above, in the context of emergency response, such as during and in the aftermath of hurricanes
We encourage applicants in the fields of toxicology, pharmacology, risk assessment or a related field (such as cancer biology, molecular carcinogenesis, biochemistry, etc). This job involves a substantial amount of writing and communication at many levels (to the general public, other toxicologists, legislators, other employees in the agency), so very good communication skills are required. The TCEQ cannot sponsor Visas.
We are soliciting applications from both entry-level and senior toxicologists. For a Toxicologist I position, the minimum qualifications are a Master’s degree with 2 years of experience or a PhD. The minimum qualifications for the senior Toxicologist II position are a Master’s degree with 7 years of experience or a PhD with 5 years of experience.

For more information, contact Sabine Lange, Ph.D., (Sabine.Lange@TCEQ.Texas.Gov or 512-239-3108) or Michael Honeycutt, Ph.D. (Michael.Honeycutt@TCEQ.Texas.Gov or 512-239-1793). Also, please visit our webpage:

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Sabine Lange

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