E- 2404 ENGINEER FOR SCIENCE-BASED SUPPORT OF CHEMICALS POLICIES
Are you passionate about research? So are we! Come and join us
The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a Research and Technology Organization (RTO) active in the fields of materials, environment and IT. By transforming scientific knowledge into technologies, smart data and tools, LIST empowers citizens in their choices, public authorities in their decisions and businesses in their strategies.
Do you want to know more about LIST? Check our website: https://www.list.lu/
Discover our Environmental Research and Innovation department: ERIN Department
How will you contribute?
You will join the Environmental Sustainability Assessment and Circularity (SUSTAIN) Unit which is developing knowledge, transferable (software) technologies and practical methods for the integrative evaluation and management of the sustainability of human driven systems. Its final purpose is to foster sustainable, technology driven eco-innovation in industry and to support sustainability-oriented policy making. Within the SUSTAIN Unit, the applicant will be part of the Environmental Policies group (EPS). The EPS group aims to contribute to the development towards a tox-free, circular and sustainable society via science-based support to the definition, implementation and evaluation of environmental policies at national and EU level (in particular policies around chemicals, (de)construction & waste, (industrial) installations, and soil) and regulatory support for RDI at the interface of science, technologies and policies. Typical outcomes of the group are (IT) tools, methods and guidelines for companies and authorities, regulatory-scientific expertise (given via opinions, reports, analyses, contribution of (EU) fora), helpdesk (high reactivity support) and knowledge transfer (events, platforms).
The EPS group is strongly involved in the implementation of the EU chemicals legislation, being national helpdesk for REACH, CLP and POPs, holding a seat in the Committee for Socio-economic Analysis (SEAC) and in the Committee for Risk Assessment (RAC) at the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) and in OECD Working Parties, and contributing to policy implementation projects. The candidate will further strengthen this activity by becoming a team member of the national helpdesk and supporting the work in the ECHA committees. Moreover, the competences built up in the regulatory activities of the group are fed into national and EU RDI projects and contribute to the SUSTAIN offer on sustainability assessment and Safe and Sustainable by Design (SSbD) approaches.
As part of the team you will:
- Pro-actively inform Luxembourgish companies about their regulatory obligations via events, newsletter, publications and the REACH&CLP and POPs Websites (reach.lu, pop-chemicals.lu) and answer to their concrete regulatory questions.
- Help to build up a social media representation of the helpdesk and continuously feed it with content.
- Support the SEAC and RAC members case-by-case in data collection and analysis.
- Contribute to the implementation of RDI activities on SSbD, e.g. on regulatory mapping and hazard assessment.
Is Your profile described below? Are you our future colleague? Apply now!
A Master degree in natural/environmental science or engineering (e.g. chemistry or related fields).
Major in environmental policies/legislation or communication and/or proven motivation for these topics will be considered an asset.
Experience and skills
- (First) professional experience around chemicals legislation and related legal frameworks.
- Knowledge of IS security audit mechanisms.
- Experience in communication/awareness raising (in particular social media)
- Client orientation mindset and great sense of service are required.
- Interdisciplinary thinking, well-developed communication skills (oral and written) and team spirit to successfully integrate into the multicultural, multilingual and multidisciplinary work environment at LIST and effectively communicate with LIST’s partners.
- Knowledge and interest in chemicals and related environmental policies (e.g. occupational health and safety, biocidal products, hazardous waste, sustainable by design, etc.) is consider an asset.
- Knowledge of Luxembourg and the Luxembourgish industry is considered an asset.
- Very good oral and written English language skills.
- Knowledge of German, French, or Luxembourgish is consider an asset.
Your LIST benefits
- An organization with a passion for impact and strong RDI partnerships in Luxembourg and Europe that works on responsible and independent research projects
- Sustainable by design, empowering our belief that we play an essential role in paving the way to a green society
- Innovative infrastructures and exceptional labs occupying more than 5,000 square metres, including innovations in all that we do
- An environment encouraging curiosity, innovation and entrepreneurship in all areas
- Personalized learning programme to foster our staff’s soft and technical skills
- Multicultural and international work environment with more than 50 nationalities represented in our workforce
- Diverse and inclusive work environment empowering our people to fulfil their personal and professional ambitions
- Gender-friendly environment with multiple actions to attract, develop and retain women in science
- 32 days’ paid annual leave, 11 public holidays, 13-month salary, statutory health insurance
- Flexible working hours, home working policy and access to lunch vouchers
Your application must include:
- A motivation letter oriented towards the position and detailing your experience
- A scientific CV with contact details
- List of publications (and patents, if applicable)
- Contact details of 2 references
Application procedure and conditions
- LIST is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring and retaining diverse personnel. We value all applicants and will consider all competent candidates for employment without regard to national origin, race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, religion, age or disability
- Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until the position is filled
- An assessment committee will review the applications and select candidates based on guidelines that aim to ensure equal opportunities
- The main criteria for selection will be the correspondence of the existing skills and expertise of the applicant with the requirements mentioned above
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