Job opening for a Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Manager with A.I.S.E.

A.I.S.E. is recruiting a Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager to join its permanent staff of sixteen multicultural and dynamic professionals in Brussels.  She/he will report directly to the Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Director and will assist A.I.S.E. in developing and managing the association’s work programme on the CLP Regulation including hazard classification using alternatives to animal testing. 


The Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager will be responsible for driving, coordinating, and supporting delivery of activities related to: 

  • CLP implementation, including our DetNet platform 
  • Future UN GHS and CLP developments (e.g. endocrine disruptor hazard classification). 
  • A.I.S.E.’s project on in vitro testing for eye & skin irritancy effects 


These activities will involve evaluating and summarising scientific and regulatory information and data for the benefit of A.I.S.E. membership, leading projects and project teams, and developing guidance and industry positions.

In addition to collaborating with and providing advice to our members, he/she will also interact with external stakeholders, such as the European Commission, European Chemicals Agency, EU Member States, United Nations, and other industry associations.

Main activities


  • Lead A.I.S.E.’s CLP working group and participate in external expert groups.
  • Monitor ongoing & future developments of the CLP Regulation.
  • Monitor development and discussion of classification at UN GHS level 
  • Develop and advocate for the position of the detergents industry on CLP/ GHS
  • Represent A.I.S.E. in meetings with external stakeholders.
  • Assist A.I.S.E. members with the implementation of the CLP Regulation.

DetNet manager

  • Scientific management of the DetNet platform, including its database and library. Provision of technical support to DetNet subscribers.
  • Platform administration, including financial and service provider management.
  • Development, maintenance and/or update of regulatory guidance on CLP interpretation.
  • Promotion of DetNet and of bridging principles to the detergents industry and relevant external stakeholders (EU, ECHA, Member States authorities)
  • Supervision of an administrative assistant assigned to DetNet.

A.I.S.E.’s in vitro project

  • Lead A.I.S.E.’s working groups on irritancy and in vitro methods.
  • Support activities related to the method development, validation, and regulatory acceptance of in-vitro test methods to determine eye and skin hazards. 
  • Manage an ongoing scientific testing programme into in vitro test methods, according to GHS/CLP requirements.
  • Write guidance documents, scientific and/or briefing papers. 
  • Monitor the scientific/regulatory debate on in-vitro alternative methods.

Candidate profile

  • A university degree in toxicology, life/environmental sciences, chemistry, or similar scientific studies.
  • Experience of two to three years in a similar field.
  • Experience of coordinating projects or teamwork.
  • Good knowledge of European chemical control and/or health and safety legislation.
  • Good knowledge of the chemical industry sector and of the European Institutions.
  • Excellent English language writing and communication skills, plus the ability to explain complex scientific issues in layman language. 
  • Good organisational skills and ability to handle several dossiers in parallel.
  • Team-player with an open and international mind-set.
  • Independent worker with initiative, flexible and open to feedback.
  • Working methods based on conceptual thinking and scientific rigour.
  • Experience with trade association work is a plus.


Please send your CV with a short motivation letter by 16 April 2021 to Caroline Dubois.  

Download the job description: A.I.S.E. Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Manager (March 2021)