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EFSA Call for Expression of Interest External Experts - Food Contact Materials / Recycling Plastics Working Groups

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EFSA/WG/CMRP/2021/01 Requisition #
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In order to express their interest in one of these Working Groups, candidates should fill in and submit the online application form. The selection and appointment of Working Group experts follows EFSA’s standard operating procedure on experts selection. If additional expertise is needed, EFSA may also draw external experts from other relevant databases.


Expertise required for the Working Groups on Food Contact Materials and Recycling Plastics

Proven experience in one or more of the following areas:

•    Risk assessment of chemicals used in the production of food contact materials;
•    Analytical chemistry: chemical identification and specification of chemical substances present in food contact materials;
•    Organic and polymer chemistry;
•    Migration testing and modelling for food contact materials;
•    Recycling technologies used for plastics and chemical engineering;
•    Food technology.

EFSA may contact pre-selected candidates for further assessment on their expertise and motivation and to check their availability. 
Please note that only pre-selected candidates will be contacted.


Declaration of Interest (DoI)

Suitable candidates identified as having the most appropriate expertise for the Working Groups shall be requested to submit a Declaration of Interests (DoI), which will be screened by EFSA in accordance with EFSA’s Independence policy. In the absence of a Conflict of Interest (CoI)[1], candidates may be invited for Working Group membership.



The decision on the appointment of the most suitable experts shall take into consideration the matching of the experts’ profiles with the scientific profile required for the specific scientific task in question, thorough knowledge of the English language, nationality and gender balance within the Working Group.

The members of the Working Groups are appointed in a personal capacity. They shall therefore not delegate their responsibilities to another member or to a third person. 


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[1]A conflict of interest may arise e.g. where a candidate is employed by any legal or natural person carrying out any of the activities on which EFSA’s scientific outputs impact directly or indirectly, such as food production, processing and distribution, agriculture or animal husbandry.

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