Inspector Grade III – Chemical Regulatory Scientist and Stakeholder Support


We have an opening for a Regulatory Scientist and stakeholder support (Inspector Grade III level) in the Authority under our regulatory mandate for Chemicals, in particular in relation to our activities under the EU Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) Regulation and the Classification, Packaging and Labelling (CLP) Regulations.

Any panel formed as part of this campaign, which is not exhausted through appointment of candidate to current or future vacancies, will expire 12 months from the establishment of the panel.

The successful candidate will work across multidisciplinary teams providing support to Irish Government, Industry and NGO stakeholders. The successful candidate will also undertake national Competent Authority functions of the Authority at national and EU level, as relevant.

The following is a non-exhaustive list of tasks for the role.

  • Managing the Authority’s Chemicals Helpdesk
  • Researching and answering technical queries to support the activities of the Authority’s Chemicals Helpdesk
  • Developing and maintaining expertise in REACH and CLP and other relevant EU Regulations
  • Engaging with relevant stakeholders and representing the Authority at meetings with stakeholders, as required
  • Participating in the work of ECHA’s HelpNet of Member States Helpdesk
  • Liaising with other Government agencies and Departments on areas and issues of common interest
  • Supporting awareness raising activities (including delivering presentations) and maintaining good communications with all stakeholders
  • Preparing guidance and advice on aspects of REACH and CLP and maintaining the Chemical pages of the Authority’s website
  • Supporting the Irish members of various ECHA and EU Commission committees and expert groups, as relevant.
  • Undertaking 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, Chemistry, Environmental science or other appropriate discipline
  • Minimum of two years relevant work experience 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 and knowledge of REACH and CLP
  • Awareness raising activities

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