Traineeship position in IHCP - Exposure and Risk Assessment to Chemicals (ERACh) - Deadline: 06 March 2013
JRC-IHCP, Chemical Assessment and Testing Unit
The Joint Research Centre, Institute for Health and Consumer Protection (IHCP) is looking for a Trainee to work in the field of Exposure and Risk Assessment to Chemicals (ERACh):
- 2013-IPR-I-000-1279 - ISPRA
A short explanation of the action and profile can be found here.
The mission of the JRC-IHCP Chemical
Assessment and Testing Unit is to provide scientific support and harmonised
methods in the framework of EU legislation on chemicals, consumer products and
environmental noise, including risk-benefit assessments for the protection of
The Trainee will be involved in research activities managed by the Risk Analysis Competence Group, particularly in the domain of assessment of exposure and risk scenarios with a wide number of applications for consumer, dietary, occupational and residential. This involvement also covers the integration of uncertainty characterisation associated to each scenario-based exposure assessment.
The aggregation of exposure assessments in specific cases of multiple pathways or in cases of several consumer products is also supported. In addition to the specific directive or regulation, the Risk Analysis Competence Group follows the international guidance such as the International Programme of Chemical Safety (IPCS) of the World Health Organization (WHO) as well as the European guidance provided by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
There are specific language requirements to participate in the scheme (see article 2.2.2 of the "Rules Governing the Traineeship Scheme of the Joint Research Centre"):
- For EU nationals
Candidate must have a good knowledge of at least 2 Community languages, of which one should be one of the working languages of the Commission (English, French or German). The expected level of the 2nd language is B2 according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment).
- For non-EU nationals
Candidate must have a very good knowledge of at least one of the working languages of the Commission (English, French or German). The expected level of the 2nd language is C2 according to the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment).
Submit applications online via this link: http://recruitment.jrc.ec.europa.eu/call-for-training.php?inst=IHCP&pid=1222
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