RTC Membership Application

Please complete the Application form below

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP IN THE ROUNDTABLE OF TOXICOLOGY CONSULTANTS

An “independent” toxicology consultant is defined as someone who is an owner, one of no more than two partners, or is a principal of their own toxicology consulting business AND who is solely responsible, with the possible input of one other senior individual, for the scientific and business decisions of the consultancy, and is neither an employee (full or part time) of a toxicology consulting or any other toxicology-related business organization, nor one who manages the careers and daily job assignments of others in a professional service organization.

 

EDUCATIONAL STANDARDS FOR APPLICANTS

  1. B.S. Degree, plus a minimum of 15 years relevant experience.
  2. M.S. Degree, plus minimum of 7 years of relevant experience.
  3. Ph.D./M.D./D.V.M./Pharm.D., plus a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience.

EXPERIENCE CRITERIA FOR APPLICANTS

  1. Documented and proven competence and expert knowledge of toxicology based on previous work experience in academia, government or industry, such as prior experience in directing/interpreting/managing toxicology studies.
  1. Professional experience must be at the full-time level of involvement in an area of toxicology for the time period specified above.
  1. The professional experience must be at a level that requires more than merely the generation or review of data or summarizing toxicology-oriented information. Merely monitoring activities or the collection of data are not deemed to be relevant professional experience. The opportunity to demonstrate the assessment, interpretation and evaluation of data and the generation of intellectual creativity and the ability to render an expert opinion specific to some clear aspect of toxicology (for example, in study design or project/program development) is essential.
  1. The RTC Executive Board may request additional documentation of experience.
  • Copies of previous job descriptions
    • Specific letters of reference detailing the nature of the applicant’s prior work

MISCELLANEOUS CRITERIA

  1. It is required that RTC members be a full member in at least one of the following mainstream, toxicology-specific organizations such as Teratology Society, Society of Toxicology, Society of Toxicologic Pathology, American College of Toxicology, Environmental Mutagenesis and Genomics Society or other professional society with an ethics clause.
  2. The holding of certifications particularly in toxicology (e.g., DABT) or licenses to practice medicine, veterinary medicine or law are considered very desirable for membership.
  3. Publications and presentations in the toxicology specialty field are considered desirable, but no specific threshold numbers areestablished with regard to a consideration for membership.
  4. Honors, awards, appointments, etc. with regard to relevant scientific activities in the field of toxicology are considered in a positive light.
  5. Two references are required. References need to be of high quality with good knowledge of and ability to thoroughly judge the character of the applicant. At least one reference must be a member of the RTC. The other must be either a RTC member or be board certified in toxicology (DABT). If you do not know an RTC member, please contact the RTC Secretary to arrange for an interview.

Acceptance and Approval

Applicants will be notified via email of acceptance into the Roundtable of Toxicology Consultants within 30 days of receipt of the complete application package by the RTC Executive Committee. For those individuals who fail to gain approval for membership, the application package will be destroyed. The application fee of $75.00 is not refundable.

By submitting this application, I certify that all of the information that I have provided in support of the application is true and correct to the best of my knowledge, and that I qualify for membership based upon the Standards for Consideration of Applicants for Membership. I have never been debarred or the subject of any disciplinary or legal action that resulted in or may result in the suspension or loss of any license or certification held, or prohibits or prohibited any business activity.

In addition, I certify that I am, at present, a part-time or full-time independent consultant in some aspect of toxicology as defined above. I further understand that the use of false or misleading information as well as inappropriate use of the RTC name, talklist, membership list, or any other function or activity of the RTC may result in my ineligibility for membership in or expulsion from the Roundtable of Toxicology Consultants.

  1. The contents of the C.V. /resume should provide enough detail to confirm the appropriate level of experience in toxicology by including the following:
    1. Education (include postgraduate work), degrees granted and identification of awarding institutions
    2. Complete Employment history with description of position responsibilities
    3. History of consulting experience, if any
    4. Listing of any academic appointments held with description of courses taught
    5. Listing of certifications and/or licenses held and status and original dates of conferral.
    6. Listing of honors, awards, appointments received from professional, academic, governmental or industrial organizations.
    7. Listing of Professional memberships and affiliations particularly those that are international and primarily toxicology-oriented (e.g. ACT, SOT).
    8. Listing of offices or positions held on committees with various scientific, academic or governmental organizations.
    9. Listing of publications.