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Scientific Officer for the Health Assessment of Tobacco Products (F/M/X)

Federal Institute for Risk Assessment – BfR (Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung) - Department of Chemical and Product Safety

The German Federal Institute for Risk Assessment (BfR) is the national institute which prepares expert reports and opinions on questions of food, feed and chemical safety and consumer health protection in Germany on the basis of internationally recognised scientific assessment criteria. It advises the Federal Government and other institutions and interest groups in these areas. The BfR conducts independent research on topics that are closely linked to its assessment tasks. It is an institution with legal capacity within the portfolio of the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture (BMEL).

In the department Chemical and Product Safety of the BfR, unit “Product Properties and Nanotechnology”, there is the following permanent position to fill immediately

Scientific Officer for the Health Assessment of Tobacco Products (F/M/X)

Part-time employment is possible.

Tasks:

  • Health assessment of tobacco products, including new products, in particular electronic cigarettes, electronic shishas, tobacco heaters and their ingredients
  • Development of the risk assessment for flavours in novel tobacco products
  • Participation in procedures for the approval of tobacco heaters
  • Scientific planning, organisation and evaluation of studies to analyse the emissions of novel tobacco products
  • Scientific collaboration on statements of the BfR
  • Advice to official investigation facilities of the federal states
  • Participation in national and international expert groups
  • Instruction of employees as well as trainees and students
  • Graduate supervision (dissertations, bachelor and master theses)

Your profile:

  • Completed university studies (master’s degree, diploma or similar university degree) in Toxicology, Pharmacy, Biochemistry, Biology, Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Chemistry or a similar discipline, doctorate required
  • Relevant practical experience in the field of tobacco product toxicology
  • Practical experience in handling databases
  • Good knowledge of the German language as well as very good knowledge of spoken and written English
  • Good computer skills and a conscientious way of working, flexibility, the ability to work in a team and resilience as well as the willingness to travel on business

Desirable:

  • Doctorate
  • Knowledge of tobacco chemistry and novel tobacco products
  • Experience in committee work at national/international level

What we can offer you:

  • A varied range of tasks in a growing departmental research institution
  • Flexible working hours without fixed working hours
  • 30 days’ annual leave (5-day week) plus 24 and 31 December as non-working days
  • Additional days-off options via time credits
  • Attractive subsidy for the company ticket/Deutschlandticket Job
  • Mobile working options
  • Very good connection to the public transport network
  • Comprehensive further training opportunities for professional and personal development
  • VBL company pension
  • Capital accumulation benefits
  • Employee welfare (AWO) family service

Application process:

Does this position appeal to you?

Then please apply by 11.03.2024 via our online system.

Please address any questions in connection with the application process to bewerbung@bfr.bund.de.

Please do not send any applications to this email address

If you cannot apply online, please send a postal application to Bundesinstitut für Risikobewertung/Personalreferat/Max-Dohrn-Str. 8- 10/10589 Berlin

Please address any questions about the area of responsibility to:

Dr. Laux 

Tel.: + 49 (0)3018412-27500

Prof. Dr. Dr. Luch       

Tel.: + 49 (0)3018412-27000

You will find more information on our homepage: www.bfr.bund.de/de/stellenanzeigen

The BfR welcomes applications from people of all nationalities.

The BfR is an innovative scientific institute offering family-friendly working conditions. for which it was awarded the “audit berufundfamilie®” (work and family) certificate. The BfR guarantees equal career opportunities for women and men. In the case of equal suitability, severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration and are only required to have a minimum level of physical suitability.

Location: Berlin - Germany
Salary: Pay grade 13 TVöD
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 16th February 2024
Closes: 11th March 2024
Job Ref: 3475
   
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