37 days agoProcter & Gamble

PhD Summer Internship - Terrestrial Environmental Risk Assessment (ERA)

  • Cincinnati (Brown)
  • IT development

Job description


Are you passionate about solving tough challenges? How would you like to use your analytical skills to find creative solutions for consumer's everyday problems? If this sounds like fun, we would love to have you join us as a Summer Intern! You would join our Environmental Stewardship Organization.

P&G’s Environmental Stewardship organization has a strong history in conducting safety assessments and developing an understanding of behavior of different chemicals in the environment.

We are seeking a PhD level student with a strong environmental engineering/chemistry/toxicology and laboratory research background to help build capability in the area of terrestrial environmental risk assessment (ERA).

This project will involve:

Conducting a global assessment of terrestrial ERA methodology.
Analyzing key terrestrial effect testing typically included in the assessment.
Investigating series of physicochemical properties influencing predicted environmental/terrestrial concentration and predicted no effect concentrations (both exposure and effect).

In addition, the scope could include help to build a database of terrestrial toxicity data to derive an eco-toxicological threshold of concern (eco-TTC). Some parts of the project can be tailored to the student’s specific interests and strengths within the scope of overall project needs.

The outcome of this project will help strengthen the capability and knowledge base within the organization in the conductance of terrestrial safety assessments.

You will be expected to:

·  Conduct literature search and review on existing methodology for terrestrial risk assessment (focusing on regulatory agencies in US, Canada, Europe and Japan).
·  Analyze key terrestrial effect tests including soil microorganisms/nitrogen transformation, plant and/or earthworm acute studies, related to chemicals of interest.
·  Review and investigating series of physicochemical properties influencing chemical's exposure and effect assessments.
·  Help to build a database of terrestrial toxicity data to derive an ecological toxicological threshold of concern (eco-TTC).
You can expect to develop the following skills while completing this internship:
·  Independent and collaborative research skills.
·  Application of research into practical problem solving skills.
·  Communication and presentation skills.


Requirements (skills / experiences) for the role:

·  PhD student in Environmental Sciences/Engineering, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Chemistry, Agronomy.
·  Experience with laboratory studies in environmental toxicology, chemistry, or fate preferred.
·  Experience with conducting independent and collaborative research projects.
·  Comfortable with processing large data sets.
·  Ability to learn quickly and work independently.
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 Req No: RND00004316