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Chemicals Assessment Scientist (Specialist)

Central England   •  £33,990 per annum  •  Permanent, Full time

Chemicals Assessment Scientist (Specialist)

Salary: £33,990 per annum

Permanent Role - Located in Wallingford or Rotherham

Days / Hours – Monday – Friday 37 hours per week

In an ever changing world the Environment Agency strives to deliver a trusted and professional service that is passionate about creating a better place for people and wildlife, whilst also supporting sustainable development.

We currently have a range of exciting and challenging posts across the Science profession that will directly contribute to these ongoing commitments.

As a Chemical Assessment Scientist you will play an integral role within the Environment Agency that has a positive impact on both the immediate future and in the years ahead.

The role:

We are recruiting for a scientist to assess information on the effects, fate and exposure of chemicals. You will make scientific decisions about whether they pose an environmental hazard or risk. Working closely with staff at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), you will:

  • review and provide comments on draft decisions on chemical testing prepared by the European Chemicals Agency;
  • help draft UK hazard classification dossiers on specific substances under the CLP Regulation;
  • review hazard classification proposals from other countries; and
  • review, interpret and summarise technical data submitted by chemical companies and others in response to our requests.

The team:

The Chemicals Assessment Unit supports the UK Competent Authority for the REACH and CLP Regulations. We provide dedicated technical expertise to assess the environmental hazards and risks of industrial and consumer chemicals (anything from soap fragrances to flame retardants that prevent laptops catching fire).

We can propose risk management actions where we think risks are not being properly controlled. We work with UK Government, European and global partners (including the chemical industry and other regulators).

Experience/skills required:

You pay attention to detail and will need to be confident about critically analysing complex scientific and numerical data quickly.

A degree level of education (or higher) in environmental sciences, chemistry or other appropriate scientific disciplines such as biology is a requirement for this role.

In addition you will require excellent report writing, goodtime management and organisational skills to ensure all deadlines are met.

Some knowledge of environmental fate and ecotoxicology is ideal, but you will otherwise have an awareness of the principles of chemical hazard and risk assessment, perhaps from PPC, contaminated land I or landfill assessment work.

Additional useful information:

This is a permanent role. It is office-based and can be located in either Wallingford Rotherham. The successful applicant will sometimes have to travel for meetings across the UK, and may be required to travel abroad occasionally.

More information on the role and the work of our team, please feel free to contact Steve Dungey (CAU manager) on Tel: 0203 025 9764 or via email steve.dungey@environment-agency.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

Interviews for this role will be conducted during week commencing 25th September.

Please note all successful applicants must undergo Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) checks prior to commencement of employment. This includes a basic criminal records check.

  • Employer: Environment Agency
  • Posted: 14th August 2017
  • Expires: 30th August 2017
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  • Recruiter: Steve Dungey
  • Phone: 0203 025 9764
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