Toxicologists investigate the impact of toxic materials (and radiation) on animals, humans and the environment - and advise on the treatment of affected patients or areas. The identification, evaluation and monitoring of these impacts is conducted through both laboratory and field studies and presented in journals, scientific papers and reports.
There can be a wide salary range between the starting level and a highly experienced (and respected) toxicologist.
A degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, life or medical science, forensic or chemical science, pharmacology or other related subject.
- a methodical approach
- excellent problem solving skills
- self motivation
- the ability to collate and analyse data
- good team working abilities
£20,000 to £70,000