EPMF Scientific Officer position

In order to support the scientific and technical activities of the association, the EPMF seeks to recruit a Scientific Officer.

The Scientific Officer is responsible for providing scientific advice to and evaluation of the REACH programme (maintenance of the REACH dossiers, Evaluation, Authorisation and Classification) and other regulatory activities covering precious metals and rhenium substances.

The Scientific Officer reports to the Senior Scientific Manager and serves the interests of the association and all its projects. They contribute to the development and maintenance of the EPMF as a centre of excellence in chemicals management. They will support EPMF as an interface between policy makers, regulatory authorities, and the precious metals industry on scientific issues.

Main responsibilities:

    • Manage the consultancy organisations and research institutes providing services to EPMF in the context of REACH implementation.
    • Provide technical support and input to the EPMF working groups and specialists’ networks.
    • Ensure adequate communication between members and consultants on scientific and technical issues
    • Facilitate the technical preparation (e.g.: selection of the labs and consultants, coordination between different stakeholders involved in a study like consultants, labs and members, review of the different reports and inclusion of the outcome and conclusions in the REACH registration dossier) of REACH implementation (maintenance of the dossier, compliance with dossier et substance evaluation)
    • Develop scientific rationales in support of the EPMF membership in position papers on regulatory affairs
    • Ensure adequate knowledge and understanding of legislation related to Chemicals Management in the EU.
    • Network:
    • The jobholder will interact with EPMF’s Policy Officer, secretariat, consultants and labs.
    • They will interact with other non-ferrous metals consortia/associations and represent EPMF in different fora like Eurometaux, ECHA etc. They will coordinate regular feed-back and updates to members, and follow-up on company-specific REACH issues.

    Required profile, competences and skills:

    • Master degree in science (like toxicology or ecotoxicology, chemistry, biology, biomedical sciences etc.).
    • Experience in an industrial context (company/association) or regulatory setting requiring to be able to find compromises between sometimes divergent interests – 1 to 3 years of professional experience in the chemical, inorganic or metal industry is envisaged as appropriate.
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills. An ability to convey arguments in a diplomatic but credible and persuasive manner. Able to translate technically complex subjects into layman terms and concepts.
    • Knowledge of the REACH and CLP regulations and associated processes is required.
    • Fluent in English; proficiency in other EU languages such as German and French is an advantage.
    • Flexible mind-set, able to multi-task, and comfortable to work with deadlines.
    • Willing to travel within the EU (mostly one-day trips; max 5-10% of your time).
    • PC-literate (MS Office suite); proficiency with project management and data analysis tools is desirable.
    • Proactive, autonomous, team player.
    • Experience dealing with confidential business Information and competition law-sensitive information and to select, filter, aggregate, and anonymise it as relevant for collective purposes.

    Terms and conditions, salary and other benefits:

    • Fulltime position and permanent contract
    • Position based in Brussels, although occasional travelling within the EU may be required
    • Working in a professional, international and intercultural environment
    • Salary with extra benefits (e.g. pension, life, and hospitalisation insurances, and meal vouchers, amongst others)

    EPMF does not make provision for any relocation costs.

    Full job offer here:

    Please send your application and CV by 20 January 2021

    to the attention of Ms France Capon, EPMF Secretary-General

    by e-mail: info@epmf.be