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Reference ID R73413 Updated 22/09/2022 Employment Type Full time Experience level Experienced Professionals
Country Netherlands, Poland Work Location (City) The Hague, Krakow (City)

The Role

Where you fit in

The successful candidate will need to be highly skilled in the ecotoxicology discipline. Delivery of complex, non-standard ecotoxicology hazard and ecological risk assessments; having role in external advocacy. Able to work in an environment that is sometimes uncertain, complex, and ambiguous. Having insight and working knowledge on chemicals and environmental regulations with ability to connect and influence at multiple levels and stakeholder types. This role is expected to work under the direction of more senior PS and Ecotoxicology staff members.

What’s the role?

As an Ecotoxicologist,  you will be responsible for providing ecotoxicology advice and services to as part of the Product Stewardship team supporting Shell’s assets, projects, and chemical product stewardship requirements. You will be representing the group in REACH/CLP Consortia to share best practice and develop/monitor testing plans. You will represent Shell at other governmental, industrial, and scientific forums. You will also be proactively addressing ecological issues and responding effectively to ecological hazard questions and liaise with your team to determine appropriate risk management and advocacy strategies. You will develop fit for purpose science solutions in support of Shell businesses and products.


  • Support portfolio of assigned businesses and product groups
  • Respond to ecotoxicology queries and product stewardship questions in assigned work portfolio, including verifying ecotoxicology statements on Safety Data Sheets, fact sheets and other related documents
  • Monitor scientific developments in ecotoxicology discipline relevant to portfolio
  • Support scientific studies including those for regulatory compliance and as part of trade associations relevant to work portfolio
  • Ensure toxicity testing is undertaken in accordance with Shell processes and procedures
  • Conduct literature reviews on assigned products issues as needed to support inquiries from business partners/customers and keep relevant documents up to date as needed

What we need from you

  • PhD in ecotoxicology, biology, toxicology, environmental chemistry, or equivalent
  • Relevant experience, preferably in the oil and gas or chemical products industry especially hydrocarbons
  • Experience with EU REACH global chemicals regulations and hazard communication (CLP, GHS) or other HSE regulatory requirements is desired 
  • Experience with persistence, bioaccumulation, and toxicity (PBT) assessment of petroleum substances or other difficult-to-test multi-constituent substances, complex mixtures/UVCBs
  • Experience with endocrine assessment and/or bioaccumulation assessment is desired
  • Understanding of new approach methodologies (NAMs) and good laboratory practice (GLP)
  • Fluency in English with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and problem solve to deliver results
  • Ability to work in multidisciplinary teams
  • Ability to develop and express ideas and opinions concisely

Company Description

An innovative place to work

There’s never been a more exciting time to work at Shell.

Join us and you’ll be adding your talent and imagination to a business with the ambition to shape the future – whether by investing in oil, gas and renewable energy to meet demand, exploring new ways to store energy, or developing technology that helps the world to use energy more efficiently, everyone at Shell does their part.

An inclusive place to work

To power progress, we need to attract and develop the brightest minds and make sure every voice is heard. Here are just some of the ways we are nurturing an inclusive environment – one where you can express your ideas, extend your skills, and reach your potential.

  • We’re creating a space where people with disabilities can excel through transparent recruitment process, workplace adjustments and ongoing support in their roles. Feel free to let us know about your circumstances when you apply, and we’ll take it from there.
  • We’re closing the gender gap – whether that’s through action on equal pay or by enabling more women to reach senior roles in engineering and technology.
  • We’re striving to be a pioneer of an inclusive and diverse workplace, promoting equality for employees regardless of sexual orientation or gender identity.
  • We consider ourselves a flexible employer and want to support you finding the right balance. We encourage you to discuss this with us in your application.

A rewarding place to work

Combine our creative, collaborative environment and global operations with an impressive range of benefits and joining Shell becomes an inspired career choice.

We’re huge advocates for career development. We’ll encourage you to try new roles and experience new settings. By pushing people to reach their potential, we frequently help them find skills they never knew they had, or make career moves they never thought possible.

Please note: We occasionally amend or withdraw Shell jobs and reserve the right to do so at any time, including prior to the advertised closing date. Before applying, you are advised to read our data protection policy. This policy describes the processing that may be associated with your personal data and informs you that your personal data may be transferred to Shell/Shell Group companies around the world. The Shell Group and its approved recruitment consultants will never ask you for a fee to process or consider your application for a career with Shell. Anyone who demands such a fee is not an authorised Shell representative and you are strongly advised to refuse any such demand. Shell is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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