Job Vacancy: ECETOC is looking for an Environmental Scientist

The European Centre for Ecotoxicology & Toxicology of Chemicals (ECETOC) is seeking the services of a Brussels-based* graduate in environmental sciences to support ECETOC scientific activities in the area of environmental toxicity (*Note that any relocation costs will not be covered).

The appointment will be on a contractual basis estimated at about 20 working hours per week.

This position serves three key roles:

  1. Task Force coordinator: In this role he/she will coordinate and organise input from a task force of scientists to develop manuscripts and publications aimed at structuring scientific knowledge to advance risk assessment practices.
  2. Organising workshops and conferences: He/she will work with ECETOC Scientific committee and secretary general to organise, complete and report ECETOC workshops and meetings supporting ECETOC programmes and initiatives.
  3. Assist CEFIC Long Range research Initiative (LRI) by working with scientists to develop research proposals, selecting research projects and monitoring the progression of the research to finalisation.


A degree or Ph.D. in environmental sciences. While a science background is necessary major attributes are:

  • Very strong Project Management skills
  • Organisational skills – both working in a team and independently
  • Diplomacy – getting work done through others
  • Self-motivation
  • Good communication – written and oral
  • Attention to detail
  • Friendly personality and disposition
  • Positive outlook with problem solving mentality
  • Fluent English a must, French and/or German an advantage

Salary is commensurate with knowledge and experience.

How to Apply:

Send your resume with cover letter via e-mail to:

Dr Alan Poole
Secretary General
Avenue E Van Nieuwenhuyse 2, bte.8


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