Use this sample and step by step explanation for setting meaningful and inspiring employee performance goals for a toxicologist.

A Toxicologist is liable for investigating and identifying toxins like chemicals, biological substances, and radiation to evaluate the potential risks and harmful effects posed by them both to the environmental and living organism.

The essential functions for this post are designing, organizing and undertaking controlled experiments and trials, devising and testing hypotheses, using appropriate analytical procedures to identify and quantify toxins, techniques to identify and quantify toxins, analyzing and interpreting data, giving proof in the court of law when need be, carrying out field studies, reading relevant literature, writing reports, reviews and papers, assisting in establishing regulations to protect humans, animals and the environment, performing risks assessments to determine the likelihood of harmful effects, managing laboratories.

Employee Performance Goals Sample

Employee's Name: Title:
Review Period: __/__/__ to __/__/__ Employee SSN:
Work Location: Supervisor's Name:


  1. Setting Goals: List specific goals in the space provided below each competency under "Performance Goals". Assign an appropriate timeline for each goal as well as numeric or financial terms to measure the goal.
  2. Employee Comments: The employee must comment next to each goal under "Employee Comments" with "Okay" for goals which he/she feels comfortable working with, and "Needs Clarification" for goals which he/she believes need to be discussed further. An employee who is comfortable with all the goals can sign the goals at this stage.
  3. Summary: Give a summary of the total time estimated for the employee to have achieved the goals. State action plans and specific milestones to track the goals. Any additional comments agreed between the employee and the supervisor should be noted here.
  4. Human Resources Review: Human resources personnel must confirm that the goals are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound. He/she must then sign the goals in the "Human Resource" section provided under "Signatures".
  5. Signatures: When discussion of the goals has been completed and consensus has been reached, sign the goals and let the employee sign too. Send the final copy to the human resources for inclusion in the employee's professional records.

Performance Goals for Next Period

Performance Goals

Employee Comments


To have a proper to-do list to help me carry out tasks in the right manner.

Always learn to delegate excess and urgent work to others so that it can be completed on time.

[employee comments goal]

Focus on the employee's behavior rather than on his/her personality traits

Divide feedback into positive and negative columns for personal use and to ensure that it is fair and balanced

[employee comments goal]

Maintain a robust level of poise and professionalism when faced with crisis

Support a more inclusive and positive work environment that creates an enthusiastic feel

[employee comments goal]

Set targets for each individual in the group to ensure equality of tasks distributions

Encourage one another especially during challenging times in the company

[employee comments goal]

Learn to communicate and ask questions in order to avoid unnecessary conflicts, and waste less one's and other employees' time

Stay calm under pressure and wait until one can make a difference or get involved

[employee comments goal]

Evaluate the source of the information in order to ensure that it is reliable and that it is backed up by evidence

Seek to determine whether the findings, arguments, and ideas represent the entire picture and be open to finding that they do not

[employee comments goal]

Learn how to identify the expected projects or goals results without the need for management's input

Focus on high-priority actions and try as much as possible not to get distracted by low-priority actions

[employee comments goal]

Develop personal standards; learn to regulate and correct own behavior whenever one gets out of track

Cultivate factors that help support a self-disciplined mind within oneself in order to nourish self-discipline

[employee comments goal]

Lead in driving positive change and become the spokesperson to promote diversity issues and concerns of others

Encourage implementation of effective strategies that can attract a more diverse pool of applicants for vacant positions

[employee comments goal]

Put extra effort in communicating the purpose and outcomes of a research in a clear manner

Constantly use insight gained from existing feedback to improve research methods in the future

[employee comments goal]


Sections 1-2: To be completed by the supervisor

Section 3: To be completed by the employee

1. Goals completed since last performance feedback

2. Goals for next period

3. Employee comments


I acknowledge that I discussed this performance feedback with my supervisor. My signature does not mean that I agree or disagree with this appraisal.
Employee: Date:
Supervisor: Date:
Human Resources: Date:

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