Grade III Inspector – Regulatory Exposure Scientist


We have an opening for a Regulatory Exposure Scientist (Inspector Grade III level) in the Authority under our regulatory mandate for Chemicals in particular our member state activities under the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).

Vacancy will be offered to candidate placed on the relevant panel based on the Order of Merit from interview. Any panel formed as part of this campaign, which is not exhausted through appointment of candidates to current or future vacancies will expire 12 months from the establishment of the panel.

The successful candidate will work in multidisciplinary teams undertaking Competent Authority functions of the Authority at national and EU level. The following is a non-exhaustive list of tasks for the role.


  • Evaluates the potential for worker and consumer exposure to chemical
  • Assesses measured and modelled exposure data, and the efficiency and effectiveness of any specified operational conditions and risk management measures
  • Contributes to the preparation of Irish regulatory dossiers e.g. proposals to identify a substance as an Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) and restriction proposals under REACH, and supports their agreement through ECHA’s Committees
  • Supports the Irish members of various ECHA committees and expert groups, including the Member State Committee and the Risk Assessment Committee
  • Evaluates regulatory proposals prepared by ECHA and/or other Member States and prepares comments for submission to the relevant EU consultations
  • Develops and maintains expertise in exposure science and shares knowledge with others to promote best practice within the organisation and externally
  • Engages with relevant stakeholders and represents the Authority at meetings with stakeholders, as required
  • Researches technical queries to support the activities of the Authority’s Chemicals Helpdesk
  • Supports awareness raising activities and maintenance of good communications with all stakeholders.
  • Undertakes such other duties as may be assigned in accordance with the operational needs of the Authority


In addition to demonstrating they possess the required competencies as set out in appendix 1, the ideal candidate must be able to demonstrate:

  • Honours degree (NFQ Level 8 or equivalent) in Engineering, Science, exposure science, industrial hygiene or other appropriate discipline
  • Minimum of two years relevant work experience in exposure assessment in a regulatory or industry setting
  • Possession of a full driving licence (Category B)

In addition to the above essential requirements, it would be a decided advantage for candidates to have:

  • Experience in using modelling tools for worker and consumer exposure assessment
  • Familiarity with risk assessment principles under REACH
  • Experience in preparing regulatory dossiers

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