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24 Sep 2012

Full-Time Jr. Regulatory Officer/, ECHA Hki (M/F)

European Chemicals AgencyHelsinki, Etelä-Suomi, Finland

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Job Description

THE JOB Regulatory Officers are Regulatory experts who will work in multidisciplinary teams developing, implementing, managing and maintaining different scientific/technical processes foreseen by the Regulation on Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), the Regulation on the Classification, Labelling and Packaging of Substances and Mixtures (CLP) as well as the Regulation on Biocidal Products and the Regulation (EU) 649/2012 concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals. Upon recruitment, staff generally start working in one area of work, but will be expected during their career in the Agency to develop skills to enable them to work in multiple areas.

The main areas of work are related to process development and maintenance, and include:

  • oProvide our internal and external stakeholders with user friendly and effective tools for all REACH, CLP, Biocides and PIC processes;
  • oDevelop and implement new or adapted regulatory processes required under the REACH, CLP, biocides and PIC Regulations;
  • oSupport the operational implementation and maintenance of these processes;
  • oFulfil ECHA’s legal obligations related to submission and processing of information;
  • oImprove the quality of the submitted data (e.g. by developing tools such as add-ons for the dossier creation tool, IUCLID). oImprove the efficiency and the streamlining of our processes (e.g. process automation, simplification and technical aid);

Working within a mixed discipline team, you will be responsible for one or more of the following tasks.

  1. Analyse the relevant legal text and stakeholder requirement to define and propose implementation of new or revised regulatory processes and their implementation in the related IT tools (REACH-IT, OECD eChemPortal, R4BP for Biocide, IUCLID, etc.) and ECHA processes;
  2. Elicit, gather and describe in a comprehensive way the user needs of our various stakeholders (Industry, MSCA, ECHA users) in relation to implementation of new processes or software functionalities;
  3. including the opportunity to represent ECHA during consultations and discussions with stakeholders;
  4. Work closely with the business analysts to convey these requirements to the IT developers, perform follow ups on the implementation and contribute to the preparation and implementation of test cases.
  5. Assist in the presentation of implementation proposals for senior management decision;
  6. Ensure and follow-up user need deliverables according to agreed milestones; and provide regular reports to management on progress and achievements, and providing feedback to the team and/or management on potential problems in a timely manner;
  7. Inform our stakeholders about the changes in form of written communications (e.g. technical manuals, press releases etc), presentations and web-pages;
  8. Provide direct support to our stakeholders via targeted trainings, webinars, helpdesk questions, co-ordinating inputs from relevant experts, etc.;
  9. Perform other duties as required.


Successfully completion of a full course of university studies attested by a degree where the normal duration of university education is at least three (3) years. Only qualifications issued by EU Member State authorities or EEA authorities and qualifications recognized as equivalent by the relevant EU or EEA Member State authorities will be accepted.


To qualify for this profile, you must have at the closing date for submission of applications minimum one (1) year of relevant professional experience in posts related to the tasks listed in the section 1.


If you meet the eligibility criteria set out in section 2, you will be assessed on the basis of the following selection criteria.

The candidates who are judged to be the most suitable on the basis of the selection criteria will be invited to an interview.

Your academic and professional qualifications and their relevance to the main areas of work listed in section 1;

Preference will be given to qualifications in a relevant scientific discipline, process engineering, IT process development or in a regulatory policy field.

Your professional experience: the range of fields covered; the type and level of work done and its relevance to the areas of work listed in section 1.

Preference will be given to experience working either in the authorities or industry in a regulatory context, ideally but not limited to the regulation of chemicals.

The followings will be considered as assets:

  • Experience studying or working abroad in a multinational environment for at least six (6) months;
  • Certified training in process oriented IT tools. The academic and professional qualifications, professional experience and the asset requirements must be described in detail in the ECHA CV. 

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