CALL FOR EXPERTS – Nanotechnologies

ECOS is looking for experts in the field of Nanotechnologies as part of our work in the field of chemicals to represent and defend environmental interests in the development of standards. Our experts provide us with technical and scientific input and represent us in technical standardisation and policy discussions.

Nanotechnologies, including Manufactured Nanomaterials (NMs), are now increasingly recognised as distinct from chemicals in terms of behaviour and correspondingly, standardisation efforts are likely to continue across all product types. Standards are therefore set to support efforts to govern the risks and benefits related to nanotechnologies, both in Europe and globally.

What does an ECOS Expert do?

  • Participate in relevant technical meetings at European level in CEN and internationally within ISO to promote the ECOS position on Nanotechnologies;
  • Prepare technical input through official comments and position papers;
  • Report to and liaise with the relevant ECOS Programme Manager;
  • As requested, exchange information with ECOS member organisations and other experts.

What is required?

Interested candidates should be able to demonstrate in-depth technical / scientific knowledge in the topic area (and the absence of any conflict of interest). Candidates should demonstrate a strong commitment to environmental NGO values and have proven written and oral communication and negotiation skills. Experience with and understanding of the policy context and standardisation developments in the subject area will be considered a strong asset. Fluency in English is a must.

How to apply?

Please send your CV and cover letter outlining your motivation and demonstrating your suitability to support and represent ECOS to Michael Neaves at michael.neaves@ecostandard.org by 9 September 2019.

Applications will be assessed by an internal selection panel. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

ECOS is co-funded by the European Commission and EFTA

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