ANSES seeks nutrition experts to assess health risks

By Kavitha Sivasubramaniam

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ANSES seeks nutrition experts to assess health risks

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ANSES, the French Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health & Safety, is calling for applications from nutrition experts as it renews 10 of its groups to help assess health risks.

The government agency, which coordinates multidisciplinary groups of scientific experts, relies on scientists’ independent appraisals. It is now looking for individuals with expertise in the following areas: human food and nutrition, plant health and animal health and welfare.

The challenges

The roles involve carrying out appraisals by debating various health issues, considering all accessible scientific data, listening to other experts’ opinions and drafting recommendations and conclusions which can be used by ANSES to formulate its views.

Eric Vial, Risk Assessment Director, says: “We face numerous health challenges, both now and in the future.

“ANSES has a duty to provide a scientific appreciation of health risks by putting them into perspective and weighing them against each other, in order to offer guidance for public policy decisions, as well as to each citizen in his or her perception and daily behaviour.

“ANSES’s experts work tirelessly to deliver reliable, high-quality assessments so as to provide accurate answers to the questions put to the Agency.”

Skills and expertise

To fulfil its appraisal tasks, the Agency enlists the help of 800 professionals who are recognised for their skills in different scientific disciplines, both nationally and internationally. Those recruited are required to join scientific working groups and expert committees.

The agency then develops their work to offer opinions and recommendations to inform health and safety related decision-making and to drive public debate.

After examining potential conflicts of interest, candidates are selected based on their scientific abilities for a four-year term. The skills sought include risk assessment, epidemiology, toxicology, biology, agronomy, human nutrition, biochemistry and physiology, food hygiene and microbiology, food technology, ecology, enzymology, veterinary medicine, genetics, infectiology, plant production, and others.

All applications​ must be completed in French and submitted online by 15 March 2022.

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