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Risk Assessors

Company: Food Standards Agency
Location: Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham, London or York. Office based, multi-location, or home based in the UK. Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not overseas.
Grade: Higher Executive Officer HSO (Higher Scientific Officer – equivalent to HEO Grade)
Business Area: FSA – Science, Evidence & Research, Risk Assessment Unit
Salary: £30,350 (National), £32,350 (London) per annum

Summary

The FSA is a non-ministerial department of over 1300 people, with a big vision – to drive change in the food system so that it delivers “food we can trust”. More than 90% of food and feed law in the UK currently comes from Europe and our primary goal is to continue to protect public health and UK consumers’ wider interest in food. As we have now exited the EU the FSA faces a significant period of change and activity.

An exciting opportunity has arisen as part of the Science, Evidence and Research Division to appoint 15 Risk Assessors. The posts available are:

– 3 x toxicology HSO
– 1 x exposure HSO
– 9 x regulated products HSO
– 2 x microbiological risk assessment HSO.

Please indicate in the additional field, which job you are interested in applying for.

Please be advised that we are currently also recruiting for 7 Senior Risk Assessor roles (SSO) (Vacancy 94256)

These posts are within the Risk Assessment Unit which responds to requests for risk assessments and scientific advice on food safety issues relating to chemical and microbiological hazards in food and feed, food intolerance and allergy and radiological risk. These requests can come both from within the Agency and from external organisations and the public. Risk assessment advice underpins policy development, incident management and advice to consumers in relation to hazards in the food chain. It draws on surveillance, research and technical advice from cross-departmental groups and external sources including independent scientific advisory committees.

Job description

Duties include:
• To gather and assess scientific information on chemical and microbiological hazards in food and feed as defined in the remit above including exposure assessment data; this can, for example, be to respond to incidents, provide advice to another Government Department, or to answer a public enquiry or it could be collating information in response to an application for a regulated food or feed.

• To draft reports as defined in the remit above, which may include briefings for senior officers, risk assessments for food safety incidents, exposure assessments and responses to internal and external enquiries, reviews of regulatory submissions and detailed discussion papers on chemical or microbiological hazards to be presented to scientific advisory committees.

• To provide other Secretariat support to the scientific advisory committees as needed.

The successful candidates will also have: A degree in an appropriate life science (e.g. biochemistry, microbiology, toxicology etc) or a food production discipline. Please advise your qualification / food production discipline in the qualification section on the application form.

Responsibilities

Please read the attached Candidate Pack to discover further details about the roles, our organisation, who we are looking for and the criteria we will assess against during the selection process. We look forward to receiving your application and wish you every success.

Qualifications

A degree in an appropriate life science (e.g. biochemistry, microbiology, toxicology etc) or a food production discipline.

Behaviours

We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace

Senior Risk Assessors

Company: Food Standards Agency
Location: Belfast, Cardiff, Birmingham, London or York. Office based, multi-location, or home based in the UK. Please be aware that this role can only be worked within the UK and not overseas.
Grade: Senior Executive Officer SSO (Senior Scientific Officer – equivalent to SEO Grade)
Business Area: FSA – Science, Evidence & Research, Risk Assessment Unit
Salary: £37,350 (National), £40,350 (London) Per Annum

Summary

The FSA is a non-ministerial department of over 1300 people, with a big vision – to drive change in the food system so that it delivers “food we can trust”. As we have now exited the EU the FSA faces a significant period of change and activity.

Following EU Exit, the FSA will now be taking on some of the safety assessments previously carried out in Europe by the European Food Safety Authority. These include assessment of the safety of regulated products and an increased involvement in trade related risk assessments. We are looking for experienced risk assessors with a flexible approach and excellent communication skills to help us fulfil these new functions. This is an exciting opportunity to become directly involved in keeping the UK food supply safe.

Please be advised that we are currently also recruiting for 15 Risk Assessor roles (HEO) (Vacancy 91801)

Job description

Food can be bitter or sweet, salty or savory. It can come from small local producers, or large international companies. But one thing it should always be is safe. The FSA has been ensuring this is the case for over twenty years, and the Risk Assessment Unit is a vital part of our work. By providing well-researched and accurate risk assessments and scientific papers to advisory committees, Senior Risk Assessors allow policy change to be affected by informed decisions, keeping our food safe for all.

Constantly working with high profile issues, from burgeoning food trends to defining Britain’s post-EU food regulations, Senior Risk Assessors have a major role in keeping the nation’s food safe. Leading small teams, successful candidates will manage the creation of the risk assessments and papers that will guide policy change and food safety in the UK. You’ll need to have excellent project management and communication skills as you liaise with scientific experts, industry representatives and colleagues from across the breadth of the FSA.

You and your team will always be seeking to find the truth of the matter – and you’ll be skilled at bringing the best out of those around you to ensure that the key facts are never left behind. You’ll have a keen scientific eye for detail, whether you’re searching through published literature or unpacking dossiers of data for the meaningful information within.

Ultimately, though, you’ll be excited to be a part of a team that makes a difference. The impact of the FSA’s risk assessment unit is all around us – from the food in your cupboards to the farms that supply our supermarkets and restaurants. As a Senior Risk Assessor, you’ll be at the very heart of that.

Responsibilities

Please read the attached Candidate Pack to discover further details about the role, our organisation, who we are looking for and the criteria we will assess against during the selection process. We look forward to receiving your application and wish you every success.

Behaviours

We’ll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

We’ll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • • Technical 1: A degree in an appropriate life science (e.g. biochemistry, microbiology, toxicology etc) or a food production discipline (250 words)
  • A min. of 2 years’ experience working in a chemical safety (CS), risk assessment (RA) or a food safety role (FS), or a post grad. qual. alongside at least 12 months’ work experience, in the last 2 years in a CS, RA or FS since achievement.

Senior Toxicologist as Director (m/w) Hazard and Risk Management / Chemicals Management

Company: Röhm GmbH
Location: Germany: Darmstadt
Function: ESHQ
Department: Product Stewardship
Career Level: Senior Professionals (>10 years)

ABOUT RÖHM

We are a leading supplier of methacrylate chemicals worldwide. Thanks to our positioning as a global company with 15 production sites on three continents, we are close to our customers and markets. As one of the world’s leading partners in quality and reliability, we are committed to defining the methacrylate markets of tomorrow together with our customers. Our strategic goal is clear-to become the leading Methacrylate Verbund.

VACANCY REFERENCE NUMBER 119239

WHAT WE OFFER

As one of the global market leaders in methacrylate chemicals we are working on many exciting topics and projects. Our special strength are our employees. Their ideas, their creativity and passion are crucial for further development of our business. Become part of our team. We are offering great opportunities and perspectives in an international environment – both for career changers and experienced professionals. Waiting for you is a creative job within a team, an intensive on-the-job training, personal development opportunities as well as an attractive compensation.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Assessment of toxicological, ecotoxicological and physico-chemical data to determine the hazard and risk of chemicals and products; gap analyses and development of risk assessment strategies, including non-animal approaches like QSAR and read-across; commissioning and monitoring of experimental studies when needed
  • Group leadership Hazard & Risk Management, as well as responsibility for Chemicals Management, comprising the chemicals strategy and voluntary commitments of the company
  • Assessment of the safety of workers, consumers, customers and the environment. Classification and labelling of substances and mixtures according to regulatory requirements (mainly EU CLP regulation)
  • Preparation of registration dossiers according to international legislation like REACH or TSCA
  • Professional representation of the company towards authorities and national and international committees, consortia and associations regarding substance-specific and general regulatory issues
  • Communication of hazard and risk issues internally
  • Being part of the Product Stewardship leadership team, you will also fulfill several other leadership tasks for the department. This includes depute tasks for other team members, contribution to the strategy and planning of the department, budget and resource monitoring, etc.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Successfully completed studies of toxicology, biology, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, food chemistry, chemistry or related areas
  • At least ten years of profound professional experience in the area of interest and specific qualification and experience in the area of toxicology (mandatory, usually ERT or DABT)
  • Profound leadership experience; ability to deal with highly complex and challenging situations
  • Outstanding skills in communication and teamwork
  • Very good knowledge in MS office applications and software dedicated to toxicology – IUCLID and other software for exposure assessment, identification of toxicological, ecotoxicological and physico-chemical information
  • Very good knowledge of German and English language (fluent in word and writing)

Further Information: CLICK HERE

YOUR APPLICATION

To ensure the fastest process of your application and to protect the environment, please apply online via our careers portal at https://www.roehm.com/en/career.

Please address your application to Frau Wiese.

VACANCY REFERENCE NUMBER 119239

Röhm GmbH, Dolivostraße 17, 64293 Darmstadt

Please note that Röhm will not accept any unsolicited application documents sent by staffing firms. Röhm works in conjunction with preferred service providers and will not pay any fee to staffing firms in the absence of an appropriate framework agreement. Should Röhm receive a candidate profile from a staffing firm with which it has no framework agreement, and should this candidate subsequently be considered in the recruitment process or offered employment, no claims from the staffing firm will be entertained in this regard.

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