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  • 1) Conducts research on toxic effects of cosmetic products and ingredients on laboratory animals for manufacturer of cosmetics: Applies cosmetic ingredient or cosmetic being developed to exposed shaved skin area of test animal and observes and examines skin periodically for possible development of abnormalities, inflammation, or irritation.

  • 2) Injects ingredient into test animal, using hypodermic needle and syringe, and periodically observes animal for signs of toxicity.

  • 3) Injects antidotes to determine which antidote best neutralizes toxic effects.

  • 4) Tests and analyzes blood samples for presence of toxic conditions, using microscope and laboratory test equipment.

  • 5) Dissects dead animals, using surgical instruments, and examines organs to determine effects of cosmetic ingredients being tested.

  • 6) Prepares formal reports of test results.




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DOT:   022.081-010

Job Number: 11348