Practitioner / consultant
Carry out and review socio-economic analyses to regulate chemicals in the EU in particular in restriction and authorisation processes along with 10 other economists. The economists work in close collaboration with the chemists, toxicologists and engineers.
• Carrying out socio-economic analysis of regulating the use of harmful chemicals, as part of REACH restriction proposals made by ECHA;
• As part of ECHA’s risk management activities, conducting market research and economic analysis on the placing on the market and use of harmful substances and their possible alternatives;
• As a manager or co-manager for teams for restrictions and applications for authorisation, providing analytical support to rapporteurs of Committee for Socioeconomic Analysis (SEAC) and the Risk Assessment Committee (RAC) to ensure that their opinions are consistent, efficiently developed and underpinned by sound scientific argumentation;
• Advancing methodologies and approaches to analyse socio-economic impacts of regulating chemicals and integrating this into the practical work of the Agency, including its guidance documents;
• Contributing to the development or revision of procedures, working instructions and task lists for the authorisation and restriction processes under REACH, in particular with regard to the interface to SEAC;
• Managing the outsourcing/contracting of specific tasks to institutes/consultants.