Is Internship: 

Have you been staying abreast of the health effects of formaldehyde and know the ingredient names in your personal care products that are formaldehyde based?  Or have you followed the Camp LeJeune TCE contamination saga, and the discovery that over 14 million people have TCE tainted tap water?  Do you know the limits of mercury allowed as a preservative in mascara and other eye cosmetics, and the health risks associated with continued exposure to mercury around your eyes? 

If this describe you, you might be a great fit for EWG’s toxicologist position, researching ingredient and their effects on human health for our Skin Deep and Guide to Healthy Cleaning databases that provide consumers with information on over 70,000 personal care products and 2,000 household cleaners.  This information is viewed over 69 million times in 2017.

EWG is looking for a toxicologist to research ingredients and their effects on human health for our databases.  This could be you!! 

  • 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 [email protected].