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Department of Health seeks lay and expert members of the Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment

Expert and lay members are being sought for The Committee on Carcinogenicity of Chemicals in Food, Consumer Products and the Environment (COC).

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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The COC provides independent expert advice to the Department of Health, Food Standards Agency and other government departments and agencies on the risk to humans of cancer from substances such as environmental contaminants, food additives and contaminants and chemicals in cosmetics or household products.

The positions

The committee is looking to appoint lay members with a scientific background or a background in scientific or risk communication and a demonstrable interest in the effects of chemicals on health.

The expert members will have expertise in toxicology, pathology, pharmacokinetics and metabolism and/or genetic toxicology.

Time and pay

Members for all posts will receive £123 per meeting, plus a reading fee of £30 per meeting for a time commitment of 3 meetings per year.

How to apply

Information pack for applicants

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Expert member application form

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Lay member application form

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Monitoring information

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Closing date

The closing date for applications is midday on 21 March 2013.

We value and promote diversity and are committed to equality of opportunity for all and appointments made on merit.

Published 5 February 2013