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Biological Assessment Dossier Scientist

Position Overview

A biological assessment dossier (BAD) scientist will work with the research and development team within their company to support product submissions and answer regulatory questions. Biological assessment dossiers must be submitted by European biopesticide or agrochemical companies. These documents summarize and support product label claims and the use pattern. This usually includes information from completed product trials to show the product's efficacy. As such, there is plenty of paperwork involved with this role, as well as the importance of complying with legal constraints. They also need to be able to assess the scientific data for each varying product to see if there are gaps in the BAD that need to be addressed. They propose new strategies from a regulatory perspective, and implement these changes accordingly.

Biological Assessment Dossier Scientist Duties

  • Work with R&D and regulatory to support the biological assessment dossiers
  • Coordinate contract trails
  • Give audit guidance
  • Advise on new regulatory strategies
  • Set report and data standards
  • Make sure that work completed is economically justified and makes sense for the organizations overall strategy
  • Report and present BAD information

Typical Employers

  • Agrochemical companies
  • Biopesticide companies
  • Chemical companies
  • Government

Required Education and Training

Biological assessment dossier scientists are required to have either a bachelors or master's degree in biology, chemistry, agricultural science, or another science related field. Candidates should have a minimum of 4 years' experience in the industry. They should be able to assess and interpret biological data.

Key Skills and Qualities

  • Strong organisation skills
  • Good written and oral communication
  • General understanding of agronomy and crop protection
  • Ability to multitask effectively
  • Excellent professionalism
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines

Average Salary

A biological assessment dossier scientist makes an average salary of £40,000 to £45,000, depending on experience.