20 Dec 2013

Full-Time Scientific Officer-Chemist

European Chemicals Agency – Helsinki, Uusimaa, Finland

Job Description

The Scientific Officer – Chemist will work mainly in the Directorate of Registration of the Agency, in the Unit of Substance Identification and Data Sharing.

The Scientific Officer – Chemist will work in multidisciplinary teams whose mission is to evaluate and develop scientific and technical information related to chemical risk assessment and management within the main processes of the following Regulations: “Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) (e.g. inquiry, evaluation, authorisation); “Classification, Labelling and Packaging of chemical substances and mixtures (CLP) (e.g. harmonised classification and labelling); “Biocidal Products (e.g. technical equivalence). In particular, the Scientific Officer – Chemist will be responsible for the following tasks: Main tasks “Assess the scientific, technical and administrative information provided regarding chemical substance identification and physicochemical properties in selected dossiers submitted to ECHA and document the outcome of these assessments in reports and formal regulatory communications; “Investigate complex scientific and technical issues related to the characterisation and identification of chemical substances to support the Agency’s regulatory decisions and contribute to the development of knowledge management; “Contribute to the development of high quality scientific tools (e.g. a database of chemical structures) to efficiently support the substance identification work; “Screen chemical substances based on structural identification and physicochemical aspects (e.g. profiling with software applications, grouping in category and/or read-across approaches); “Further develop methodologies and practices to assess information related to substance identification and physicochemical properties, in particular with the view to ensuring consistency; “Contribute to the development of the Agency’s quality management system; in particular by providing feedback on and contributing to the drafting and implementation of standard operating procedures and working instructions underpinning the different activities of the Unit; “Contribute to the development of the IT based workflows, document management systems and other IT tools which support activities of the Unit; for instance by drafting technical specifications and templates or by taking project management responsibilities. Other tasks: “Provide technical and scientific advice to other directorates in the Agency; “Where appropriate, interact with and brief the chair of the Member State Committee (MSC) and Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) and contribute to Agency opinions; “Develop, contribute to and carry out internal and external training activities and capacity building; “Assist with various communications, helpdesk, guidance and press office related activities; “Perform other duties as needed.

Successful completion of a full course of university studies attested by a degree, where the normal duration of university education is three 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 applications a total professional experience of at least three (3) years acquired after achieving the minimum requirements stated out in 2.2. At least two (2) years of your total professional experience must be relevant professional experience in the fields 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; oChemistry oChemical Engineering “Your professional experience: the range of fields covered; the range, type and level of work done and its relevance to the areas of work listed in section 1. The followings will be considered as assets: “Practical experience of industrial chemical processes; “Expertise in the field of petroleum, petrochemicals or complex inorganic substances; “Previous work with the EU or international bodies or scientific committees or industry in the chemicals regulation or analogous fields; “Professional experience working in an international or multicultural environment. The academic and professional qualifications, professional experience and knowledge and experience considered as an asset must be described as precisely as possible in the ECHA CV . 

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