Scientific Officer, Health Products Distribution (HPD), Compliance

Closing date for applications: 03/04/2019



Reporting to the Cosmetics Manager, the role of the Scientific Officer is to assist in the operation of the Cosmetics Section of the Health Products Distribution (HPD) Section.


The role involves the monitoring of cosmetic product compliance and serious undesirable effects principally through market surveillance and includes assessment of cosmetic products from the perspective of consumer safety and risk evaluation. The Scientific Officer will assist in the investigation of compliance and vigilance cases;  the examination and evaluation of safety assessments, including the toxicological component, of Product Information Files; evaluation of analytical reports received as a result of compositional analysis as well as submissions received through post-market surveillance. This includes an evaluation and assessment of the likely hazards associated with the use of the relevant substances in humans and their potential risk to the environment.  


The role will also include assisting in the performance of other activities conducted by the section depending on business needs and requirements. The Scientific Officer will provide technical information and advice to relevant bodies and individuals both internal and external to the HPRA. The Scientific Officer maintains effective working relationships within the section and other areas of the HPRA, ensuring that any required interactions are adequately performed.


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