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Scientific Officer Ecotoxicology

Application Open Date: 
17/12/2019 - 01:01
Deadline Date: 
21/01/2020 - 11:00
Helsinki, Finland
Type of Contract: 
Contract staff
JOB Description: 
Scientific Officers are scientifically trained professionals 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) and other related regulations (e.g. POP, Water Framework Directive). 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 work in multidisciplinary teams evaluating and developing scientific and technical information on ecotoxicity, exposure and risks of chemical substances to the environment. The main areas of work include: • Supporting and contributing to the technical and scientific development and/or evaluation of hazard and risk assessment of chemical substances and products under REACH, CLP and BPR processes as well as related regulatory processes for chemicals management (e.g. support to POP Regulation and Water Framework Directive). This includes support and management of the respective regulatory processes, Member States Competent Authorities, Committees and the Forum, working groups and expert groups; • Assessing and providing expert opinions on ecotoxicology and environmental fate, the relevance and reliability of experimental studies, justifications for use of rules for adaptation of information requirements, assessing and evaluating non-testing information, relevance and conclusions made in the environmental effect, PBT assessment and risk characterisation; • Assessing the environmental hazard profile of chemical substances (e.g., in relation to the classification, PBT/vPvB –criteria, endocrine disruptor properties); • Managing and contributing to projects related to hazard and risk assessment of chemical substances and products; • Evaluating the compliance with REACH information requirements of registration dossiers or testing proposals submitted by industry; • Contributing to the coordination and technical/scientific support to the work performed by Member States on substance evaluation, identification of substances of Very High Concern and harmonised classification and labelling; • Providing technical/scientific support to the POP Regulation, including drafting and commenting dossiers for identification of new POPs and reporting; • Participating in the development, updating and revision of the Agency’s supporting activities and IT tools as well as relevant guidance documents; • Preparing, managing and follow-up of the meetings of ECHA’s Committees, relevant working groups and expert groups including support to their Chairs, rapporteurs and dossier submitters.
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