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Scientific Officer Compliance (Cosmetics)

Reference:SCAODQ-444365 Location: Dublin
Qualification:DegreeExperience:2-3 Years
Job Type:Fixed Term ContractSalary: Not Disclosed

Scientific Officer Compliance (Cosmetics)
Our client, a large regulatory body are currently recruiting for a Scientific Officer to join their team. As Scientific Officer you 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. You will report directly into the Cosmetic Products Manager, of the Health Products Distribution (HPD) section.


  • Assist in the review of Cosmetic Product Information Files submitted to the regulatory body and contribute to the evaluation of consumer safety risks associated with or derived from the use of cosmetic products through performing toxicological review
  • Review compliance cases and vigilance reports received and assist in establishing the risk to consumers and the environment
  • Assist in communication of findings to manufacturers/ distributors/ Responsible Persons and monitor implementation of follow-up actions
  • Assist with participation in EU cosmetic meeting forums such as the Cosmetic Working Group & PEMSAC market surveillance working groups
  • Risk Assess Rapid Alert reports received and potential for impact on consumer safety
  • Support the provision of technical advice and knowledge, including development of industry guidelines, giving internal and external presentations on regulatory activities performed by the department
  • Where necessary liaise with competent authorities of other member states effective performance
  • A primary degree in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. but not limited to, toxicology, pharmacology, physiology, biochemistry, chemistry or pharmacy)
  • Relevant post-graduate qualification
  • A minimum of two years relevant experience in a regulatory, cosmetic or pharmaceutical environment
  • Relevant experience in the collation, evaluation and presentation of scientific data or toxicological data
  • Excellent administrative and computer skills
  • Excellent presentation, report writing and interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated with experience in using initiative
  • Proven ability to react effectively to emerging work-related issues
  • Ability to effectively manage deadline