Graduate Scientists - Health and Safety Executive
- £24,859 to £28,328 plus benefits
- North West, Yorkshire, York, Bootle, Kirkdale
- Apply by:
- 3rd June 2018
- Start date:
- Job type:
- Graduate job
Set within the Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD), this is an exciting opportunity to undertake a key role involving the evaluation of scientific data in supporting applications for authorisation of biocides and pesticides – amongst the most demanding regulatory regimes in the world. In addition you will participate in an in-depth training programme surrounding the regulatory evaluation and decision-making processes connected to biocides and pesticides. With your training including data evaluation, scientific writing, stakeholder engagement, UK and EU legislation and developing processes after the EU exit. You will join us at an exciting point in our evolution as we adapt to meet the future challenges, including those relating to legislation and processes following the EU exit.
Joining one of three teams of specialists, you will be tasked with protecting human health and the environment as you evaluate data regarding applications for the authorisation of these products. The teams that currently have vacancies are:
• Environmental Fate and Behaviour – you will be involved
in the evaluation of pesticides and biocides, determining how they
interact with and potentially impact the environment.
• Exposure – focussed on the protection of users, operators and bystanders, you will assess occupational and other non-dietary exposures to biocides and pesticides.
• Chemistry –. You will assess the key chemical and physical properties of products and storage stability of analytical methods.
Within all roles, your scientific expertise will support colleagues and you will produce technical evaluations and written summaries of data. You will work closely with a range of other teams in delivering your role. We also have specialist teams within Mammalian Toxicology, Efficacy and Ecotoxicology, and you are also welcome to express your interest in these areas when applying.
This is a role in which you can learn and grow. We will provide you with all the training you need to gain a comprehensive grounding in this complex and fast-paced field. Qualified to at least degree-level (minimum upper 2nd class Honours) in a scientific subject such as Natural Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, Agriculture, Horticulture, Occupational Hygiene, or Toxicology, you will have good analytical skills, and enthusiasm for learning. You will also have outstanding communication and collaboration skills, with the capacity to take the initiative and make decisions under pressure. With basic IT skills, we will expect you to have solid planning capabilities and good interpersonal skills.
No laboratory or field work experience is required.
Who we are:
Entrusted with ensuring Britain’s employees are protected from preventable illness, injury and death in the workplace, the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) plays a vital role in securing the wellbeing of the nation. As an independent regulator, we work with businesses in all industries, helping them identify potential flaws in their working environments and processes, and guiding them on how to raise their standards if they’re not meeting our expectations. Our guidance saves and improves countless lives every year and impacts on employers of all sizes – from the smallest of shops to the largest power stations, our regulatory input is vitally important. Conducted by an enthusiastic and skilled team who are passionate about the work they are doing, we are committed to ensuring every member of the HSE achieves their career ambitions.
The Chemicals Regulation Division (CRD) is a Division of the UK Government’s Health & Safety Executive (HSE). CRD employs around 270 scientific, policy and support staff.
The primary aim of the Division is to ensure the safe use of biocides, industrial chemicals, pesticides and detergents to protect the health of people and the environment.
The Division is responsible for the regulation of biocides, pesticides,
detergents, chemicals as they are regulated by REACH, and duties under
the Classification and Labelling regime. CRD works closely with the UK’s
Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) (which has
strategic policy responsibility for pesticides, chemicals and
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