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York or Bootle, Merseyside
£22,187 - £28,573 depending on qualifications and experience
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is looking to recruit three Regulatory Chemists to undertake evaluations of a range of data relating to chemical properties and residues in food and feed. Working in the Chemistry and Exposure Branch of the Chemicals Regulation Directorate, you will evaluate data relating to the chemistry (active ingredient and plant protection products/biocides), methods of analysis, pesticide metabolism (in animals and plants) and pesticide residues in food and feed, in order to carry out associated consumer dietary exposure assessments.
In addition, this wide-ranging role will see you prepare written technical evaluations, present your findings internally and to other Government departments, provide technical advice and assist in the preparation of guidance documents. There may also be opportunities to manage and train other staff in your specialist area.
With a degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject (Chemical or Biochemical Science for example), you will ideally have post-graduate experience in a regulatory environment or the agroscience field. Strong communication and teamworking skills are also essential, coupled with the ability to deliver high-quality results and make sound decisions.
A Directorate of the HSE, The Chemicals Regulation Directorate employs around 230 scientific, policy and support staff in York and Liverpool. Our key role is to deliver Competent Authority functions within UK and EU legislation regulating chemicals, pesticides, biocides and detergents.
As the leading authority on health and well-being in the workplace, HSE is committed to best practice as an employer. We offer an outstanding benefits package including a first rate pension scheme, very generous leave allowances and excellent working conditions.
If you would like to enjoy continuous professional development at its best click on the 'Apply Now' button to visit our website for further information and to apply online.
Closing date: 12 September 2012.