Risten Development Company Nigeria Limited is a wholly Nigerian owned oil and gas service company that provides quality technical services in Nigeria and the Gulf of Guinea.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Environmental Taxonomist

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • Designing, coordinating, and initiating testing program to characterize activity spectrum, non-target organism effects and ecological risk of new products
  • Preparing and reviewing ecological risk assessment reports to support registration of biotechnology-derived products
  • Addressing agency and academic questions around ecotoxicology and ecological risk assessment of products with sound and supported scientific responses
  • Driving publications in accordance
  • Representing Monsanto‚Äôs support for science based environmental risk assessment internally and externally with industry, academia, government and public stakeholders
  • Driving and leading new considerations/tools for non-target organism bioassays and ecological risk assessment on case by case basis–e.g. new modes of action

Required Education and Skills/Experience

  • Minimum Bachelor’s in Entomology, Ecotoxicology or related discipline
  • Experience in designing and conducting laboratory and/or field studies to assess for potential adverse effects on insects
  • Functional knowledge of biostatistics, experimental design, exposure assessment, and analytical methodology
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong project and time management abilities
  • Agility to work on multiple projects and flexibility to meet business objectives
  • Self-motivated and capable of functioning as an independent scientist while being able to work effectively in a team environment

Desired Education and Skills/Experience:

  • Ph.D. or Master’s Degree
  • Professional experience monitoring and conducting GLP ecotoxicology studies and conducting ecological risk assessments for crop protection products
  • Knowledge and/or experience interacting with regulatory authorities and issue management
  • Experience with U.S. and/or EU ecotoxicology test guidelines and risk assessment approaches for crop protection products including endangered species risk assessment
  • Prior experience leading scientific initiatives across functional areas
  • Prior experience with quality management systems such as ISO or GLP
  • Prior experience working in agriculture industry

Application Closing Date
23rd March, 2018

Method of Application

Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s to: [email protected]


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