(Senior) Ecotoxicologist

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Posting Date: Sep 5, 2023

Location: Hamburg, HH, DE Houston, TX, US Brunsbüttel, SH, DE Marl, NW, DE Lake Charles, LA, US

Company: Sasol

Sasol is a global integrated chemicals and energy company with a 70-year heritage. Through our talented people, we use our expertise and selected technologies to safely and sustainably source, manufacture and market chemical and energy products globally. When you join Team Sasol, you are joining a company that puts people at the center of everything we do. Sasol invests in its employees along every stage of the career path and offers development opportunities to help you cultivate your career in a culture that embraces diversity and inclusion.

Purpose of Job

As part of the Sasol Chemicals’ Product Safety function, secure the long-term marketability of Sasol Chemicals’ products with adherence to Product Stewardship and Corporate principles. This requires that all regulatory requirements are fulfilled, that environmental information is maintained and updated; and that new and existing products are characterised with respect to their risk using information about environmental hazards and reasonably foreseeable exposures.

Recruitment Description / Key Accountabilities

• Ensure products of Sasol Chemicals, in accordance with Sasol’s strategy and objectives, can be produced, utilised and marketed without posing any risk to the environment.
• Initiate and monitor ecotoxicological and environmental fate studies on Sasol Chemicals’ products and conduct environmental hazard assessments for Sasol Chemicals’ products.
• Assess the risk to the environment over the entire lifecycle of Sasol Chemicals’ products and, if any potential risks are identified, develop strategies to mitigate such risks.
• Monitor environmental fate and effects information and related regulatory developments, trends, and evaluates their impact on Sasol Chemicals’ products.
• Coordinate the utilization of outside consulting services for Global Product Safety projects such as product registrations and submissions.
• Represent Sasol Chemicals in registration and testing consortia (e.g. REACH), ensuring that Sasol’s interests are considered.
• Prepare and exchange information with ecotoxicology experts from academia, government agencies, customers and industry in order to assess the inherent properties of substances with the overall aim of securing Sasol’s market position in accordance with the principles of “responsible care”.
• Represent Sasol’s interests in national/international industrial associations, science, government & industry committees to achieve divisional and overall company objectives

Formal Education

• A university degree in the field of natural sciences (chemistry, pharmacology, biology) and a post-graduate degree in ecotoxicology (experimental and regulatory) are prerequisites

Working Experience

3- 5+ years in chemical or related industry and in ecotoxicology

Required Personal/ Professional skills

• Familiarity with International chemical control laws
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
• Presentation skills and experience required
• good knowledge of common system (MS Office, ideally SAP EH&S)
• knowledge of simulation tools & software (IUCLID, Chesar, etc.)


For Germany:

  • A collegial team and a wide range of tasks with a high degree of creative freedom await you, for which you will quickly assume responsibility.
  • We ensure the best possible work-life balance through flexible working hours, the option of mobile working and full-time employment of 38.5 hours.
  • We offer you attractive remuneration, supplemented by numerous modern social benefits including company pension schemes.
  • We support you in your development with individual further training opportunities at specialist, project or management level and enable a wide variety of career paths.
  • As part of our health management, you can access a work-life service, personal advice/coaching and webinars at any time.


For US:

Sasol is committed to promoting better, healthier lives for you and your family. Below is an overview of our benefits and compensation programs: • Flexible work schedules  • Medical, including prescription drug benefits, Dental, and Vision (start day one of employment with no waiting period) • Retirement Pension Plan (company paid) • Savings and Investment plan (401k) with eligible company match • Paid vacation and holidays • Disability benefits • Paternal Leave • Fertility benefit or Family building • Other special programs, i.e., EAP (employee assistance program), wellness, pet benefits, caregiver support benefit, Aflac, Legal Guard, and many others • Comprehensive compensation program

Sasol believes in diversity and equal opportunities. We expressly welcome all applications – regardless of your gender, ethnicity, religion, ideology, disabilities, age or sexual identity.


For US:

Sasol (USA) Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, disability or protected veteran status, as well as any other characteristic protected by applicable law, regulation or local ordinance. For more information about your rights under the law, see http://www.eeoc.gov/employers/upload/poster_screen_reader_optimized.pdf 


Sasol treats work-authorized job applicants equally in recruiting and hiring without regard to their citizenship status or national origin unless required by law, regulation, executive order, government contract, or determination by the Attorney General.   Please note Sasol will not sponsor, obtain, and/or petition for temporary visa status (for example, E, F-1, H-1, H-2, L, B, J, or TN) for candidates for this position and/or personnel hired for this position.