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22 Dec 2019

EuRIC is currently looking for a Scientific Officer to join our team from January on for a period of 6 months.

EuRIC is the Confederation representing the interests of the European recycling industries. EuRIC brings together European and national recycling associations from more than 20 EU and EFTA countries and represents their interests by acting as the trusted interface between the recycling industry and the European Union. We serve as a platform for information, cooperation and exchange of best practices on all European recycling matters. More information about EuRIC:


  • Monitor and analyse the implications, from a scientific perspective, for the recycling industry of EU environmental legislation, in particular of waste, chemicals and industrial emissions legislation, among others;
  • Draft policy statements, positions and relevant policy/scientific documents as well as prepare responses to public consultations based on members’ input;
  • Provide scientific guidance to members on the regulatory impact of EU legislation, standards and BREFs of relevance to the recycling industry;
  • Advocacy of positions agreed by EuRIC before the European institutions and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Manage projects and activities with members and coordinate the work of EuRIC working groups.

Desired profile

  • University degree in environmental sciences, chemical engineering or biology;
  • Strong interest in environment-related topics;
  • Ability to analyse complex scientific and legal issues and communicate them in layman’s terms;
  • Fluent written and spoken English. Knowledge of other EU languages is an asset;
  • Strong interpersonal and public speaking skills and entrepreneurial mindset;
  • Ability to prioritise work, deal with a variety of topics with strict deadlines and work independently;
  • Proven computer literacy (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.);
  • Ability to work flexibly in a dynamic environment, including occasional international short-term travel.

 Professional experience

  • Between 1 to 3 years of relevant professional experience in EU environmental affairs;
  • Prior knowledge or willingness to learn about EU decision-making processes;
  • Prior professional experience in the waste management or recycling industry would be a plus.
  • Prior professional experience in EU funded projects (i.e., H2020, LIFE) would be a plus.

We offer

  • A 6 months-contract with a competitive package (maternity leave replacement), that may be prolonged;.
  • The opportunity to work for a dynamic industry in a multicultural environment.
  • The opportunity to interact with multiple stakeholders within the recycling sector across Europe.

Application procedure

  • To apply for this position, please send a cover letter (one page) and your CV (in English) to to the attention of Mr. Emmanuel Katrakis.
  • Please include your first and last name and the job title (“Scientific Officer”) in the subject line.
  • Closing date for applications: 10 December 2019

Early applications are favoured as they will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All applications will be processed in full confidentiality. Please note that only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted.

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