Higher Scientific Officer in the Human & Environmental Safety Team

Higher Scientific Officer in the Human & Environmental Safety Team

Veterinary Medicines Directorate

New Haw, Addlestone, United Kingdom

Higher Scientific Officer

Addlestone, Surrey


£31,916 per annum + 25 days Annual leave
+ Pension Scheme

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) is an Executive Agency of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) and is responsible for ensuring the safety, quality and efficacy of veterinary medicines in the UK within the statutory framework of various EC Directives and Regulations, and the Veterinary Medicines Regulations.

We have a vacancy for a Higher Scientific Officer based in Addlestone, Surrey. The core work of this post is to assess the human and environmental safety aspects of applications for Marketing Authorisations and Animal Test Certificates for Veterinary Medicinal Products (VMPs) and feed additives.

You must hold a degree or equivalent, directly relevant to the post, in life science subjects, such as toxicology or pharmacology. We will also consider you if you have other life science degrees, but you must demonstrate in your application how these areas of study are relevant to the role, and that you have an equivalent level of overall competence in relevant areas, normally by more substantial experience

Knowledge of UK and European authorisation systems for VMPs and of the animal health and livestock industry is desirable, although full training in these aspects of the work will be given.

Applications must be made via the Civil Service Jobs website at (add link)

The closing date for applications is 29 March 2019

The Veterinary Medicines Directorate is an Equal Opportunity employer

No Recruitment Agency, Newspaper or Publication calls please

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