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Scientific Officer

Application Open Date: 
08/07/2021 - 11:45
Deadline Date: 
23/08/2021 - 10:00
Helsinki, Finland
Type of Contract: 
Contract staff
JOB Description: 
Scientific Officers are scientifically trained professionals in (environmental and/or human health related) hazard, exposure and/or risk assessment of chemicals who will work in multidisciplinary teams managing or supporting different scientific/technical regulatory 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 Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) together with specific tasks under the Waste Framework and Drinking Water Directives. 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 Scientific Officer will become involved in various regulatory processes within the remit of the Unit. Examples are: • Improving hazard and risk assessment methodologies for human health and environment, including New Approach Methodologies (NAMs); • Supporting the grouping of substances and the identification of the need for taking regulatory action; • Development of Evaluation decisions; • Supporting the development of scientific opinions on proposals for harmonised Classification and Labelling; • Development of proposals for SVHC identification; • Development of proposals for restrictions; • Supporting the development of scientific opinions on applications for authorisation; • Providing information on hazardous substances in articles. The work of the Scientific Officer includes planning, work organisation, priority setting, progress monitoring and regular and accurate reporting. The tasks of the Scientific Officer include the following: • Provide input to the discussions and development on new and on-going (scientific) strategies in support of the EU legislative framework on chemicals; • Contribute to cross-directorate task forces, topical expert groups and international activities; • Contribute to Commission’s requests and meetings with Member State authorities and stakeholders relating to the processes mentioned above; • Support and contribute to the ECHA Committees’ tasks as appropriate; • Provide scientific and technical advice and assistance in your area of expertise; • Support development and implementation of policies, procedures and guidelines in the area of work; • Design processes to efficiently implement regulatory obligations, understanding the regulatory context, the key obligations and steps and in collaboration with key stakeholders (internal and external); • Develop and update guidance, working procedures, instructions and formats relating to the processes of the Unit; • Contribute to the development and testing of the relevant IT tools supporting the processes; • Represent the Unit, Directorate or ECHA in meetings, working groups, committees or other circles; • Inform and explain the activities of the Unit, Directorate and ECHA to third parties, scientific communities and the general public.
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