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GPS Safety Support for F&HC - PhD

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This seeks a motivated scientist or senior scientist to join the Global Product Stewardship organization human safety team supporting Fabric and Home Care. The primary role is to provide human safety supports for F&HC project teams to ensure consumer safety during consumer studies, clinical/preclinical safety studies, and in market, as well as resolution of real and/or perceived in market challenges working with other F&HC GPS members as well as R&D teams. Key responsibilities are to support current and upstream R&D and business initiatives for F&HC in one or more categories, on a regional and global basis as required. Primary owner and accountable for category project knowledge including key technologies/ingredients, potential safety concerns relevant to regions where product is to be distributed or sold, in market safety profile, external concerns etc. Expected to independently design, execute, and interpret preclinical and clinical safety data and/or in collaboration with senior toxicologists to ensure there is sufficient safety program to establish consumer safety of regional and/or globally marketed F&HC products as well as safety-related product claims and external defense. Partner with Sector GPS, R&D, QA, ER and other key functions (microbiology and analytical) and leverage expertise to enable timely, scientifically found safety guidance and resolution of safety issues and external challenges as they arise. Assist Consumer Relations and Safety Surveillance in communicating safety-related information to consumers and medical professionals who contact P&G.


We are looking for someone with a PhD in Toxicology, Pharmacology or equivalent bioscience background with risk assessment training/experience is preferred although other life science degrees will be considered. Excellent communication skills are needed in order to convey positions clearly and explain complex technical issues in a manner suitable to a variety of internal customers as well as to external organizations. The individual needs to collaborate effectively and build strong relationships with a variety of partners across functions, regionally and globally. Candidates must excel in an environment with a rapid pace and constantly shifting priorities. Strong leadership is needed to develop and convey robust, principle-based positions while respecting questions or ideas from others. Understanding of potential toxicities, mechanisms of action, and target tissues of specific product active ingredients and inactive ingredients for products supported. Ability to identify potential safety issues with new or currently marketed products (based on evaluation of consumer comment data) and manage any risks/issues in a proactive manner. The individual in this role needs to be adept at utilizing company systems, particularly GPS-owned systems, as well as adapting to new systems. An understanding of the initiative process is also required, including timelines and when/how to provide Safety positions in order to guide teams proactively. Understanding of GLP and GCP regulations that govern product development and conduct of product and ingredient safety evaluation, both human and animal testing. Ability to leverage this understanding toward the placement and interpretation of safety studies. Passion to grow personal capability and develop the organization. Ability to proactively identify skill/capability gaps and develop a learning plan to expand knowledge. Interest in sharing knowledge with others and seeking innovative ways to capture learning through system and work process improvements.


Responsibilities as of Day 1 – you will feel the ownership of your project from the beginning, and you will be given specific projects and responsibilities.

Continuous mentorship – you will work with passionate people and receive both formal training as well as day-to-day mentoring from your manager.

Work and be part of a dynamic and encouraging environment - working over a diverse array of interesting problems.

Promote agility and work/life balance for employees, we value every individual and support initiatives.

Experience true support for work/life effectiveness and your long-term well-being.

Get a competitive salary and benefits' package.

About us

We produce globally recognized brands, and we grow the best business leaders in the industry. With a portfolio of trusted brands as diverse as ours, it is paramount our leaders are able to lead with courage the vast array of brands, categories and functions. We serve consumers around the world with one of the strongest portfolios of trusted, quality, leadership brands, including Always®, Ariel®, Gillette®, Head & Shoulders®, Herbal Essences®, Oral-B®, Pampers®, Pantene®, Tampax® and more. Our community includes operations in approximately 70 countries worldwide.

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Our consumers are diverse and our talents - internally - mirror this diversity to best serve it. That is why we’re committed to building a winning culture based on Inclusion and our ideal candidate is passionate about the same principle: you will join our daily effort of being “in touch” so we craft brands and products to improve the lives of the world’s consumers now and in the future. We want you to inspire us with your unrivaled ideas.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, citizenship, HIV/AIDS status or any other legally protected factor.

Immigration sponsorship is not available for this role. As a general matter, Procter & Gamble does not sponsor candidates for nonimmigrant visas or permanent residency. However, Procter & Gamble may make exceptions on a discretionary basis. Any exceptions would be based on the Company's specific business needs at the time and place of recruitment as well as the particular qualifications of the individual.

Procter & Gamble participates in e-verify as required by law.

Qualified individuals will not be disadvantaged based on being unemployed.

Job locations:
Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
Job Type: Full-time Job categories: Research & Development Req No: RND00004726
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