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RIFCON GmbH is a leading independent contract research institution specialized in risk assessment and registration of plant protection products. We are a highly motivated team of competent scientists, working in areas ranging from exposure assessments to standard and higher tier risk assessments or field studies. As a constantly growing enterprise, we are always looking  for motivated scientists to support our team.

 

Please note: Please send applications only to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., NOT to the general contact address (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), since your application can not be considered in the latter case.


 

Currently open positions


 

Ecotoxicologist (Ref. No 04-04.2018)

RIFCON GmbH is an independent scientific consulting company offering a competent and adaptable service portfolio for the registration of agrochemicals. Our services range from complete EU registration packages to sophisticated GLP field studies.

We are able to offer high quality services, fully in line with new developments in legislation, science, product registration, all in line with development of new field study approaches and field methods. Our 170 scientists and technicians are dedicated to achieving the highest level of quality and efficiency with a view to guarantee professional and cost-effective solutions.

For our ecotoxicology team we are looking for an experienced scientist.

Your Tasks and responsibilities

The candidate will be involved in various aspects of registration activities for plant protection products under Regulation 1107/2009/EC including:

  • Calculation of ecotoxicological risk assessments according to EU regulations and national requirements
  • Preparation of dossiers according to current EU regulations and national requirements
  • Preparation of expert statements
  • Evaluation of scientific data according to registration requirements
  • Coordination and preparation of meetings with authorities

Your Qualification

  • Scientific background (Biology, Ecotoxicology or equivalent discipline)
  • Professional experience in the field of (regulatory) ecotoxicology is of advantage
  • Publication in international peer-reviewed scientific journals is a plus
  • Experience in GLP & technical understanding is advantageous
  • Excellent communication and team player skills
  • Very good level of written and spoken English, other language skills is advantageous
  • A dedicated and self-motivating approach is a matter of course

Our Offer

  • Attractive working environment including indefinite contract and multifaceted tasks
  • Dedicated team of international and young scientists
  • Possibility of professional development and occupational education

Contact

If you meet our requirements please apply in English or German and send us your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the Ref. No.: 04-04.2018 before 1st June 2018 (Cover Letter, CV and Letter of Reference in one PDF document).

RIFCON GmbH – Niederlassung Hirschberg – Goldbeckstr. 13 –  69493 Hirschberg  
Phone: +49 6201 84528 00 – Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; – Homepage: www.rifcon.de


 

Efficacy Expert (m/f) (Ref. 03-04.No 2018)

RIFCON GmbH is an independent scientific consulting company offering a competent and adaptable service portfolio for the registration of agrochemicals, biocides and biopesticides. Our services range from complete EU registration packages to sophisticated GLP field studies and various combinations of these two elements.

We pride ourselves in offering high quality services, in full compliance with new developments in legislation, science, product registration and field methods. We continuously strive to develop higher tier field options for registration procedures. Our scientists and technicians are dedicated to achieving the highest level of quality and efficiency with a view to guarantee professional and cost-effective solutions.

We are currently looking for a full-time agricultural scientist or agricultural biologist for our Regulatory Affairs Department located in Hirschberg / Germany.

 

Your Tasks and responsibilities

The candidate will be involved in various aspects of the registration of agricultural chemicals and plant protection products including:

  • Processing and evaluation of scientific data to assess efficacy of plant protection products according to registration requirements and EPPO standards
  • Preparation of EU dossiers according to current EU regulations and national requirements
  • Preparation of Biological Assessment Dossiers, draft Registration Reports and Comparative Assessments
  • Preparation of expert statements and authority requests
  • Study monitoring
  • Preparation of study protocols
  • Data base maintenance
  • Communication with clients, authorities and CROs

Your Qualification

  • Scientific background (agricultural scientist/ agricultural biologist or similar discipline)
  • Some years of professional experience in similar position desired
  • Expertise in efficacy evaluations using ARM ST
  • Personal experience in conducting/ evaluating and monitoring efficacy trials
  • Good to advanced experience in using Excel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Good level of written and spoken English
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a team

Contact
If you meet our requirements please apply in English or German and send us your application to
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the Ref. No.: 03-04.2018 before 25th May 2018 (Cover Letter, CV and Letter of Reference
in one PDF document).

RIFCON GmbH – Niederlassung Hirschberg – Goldbeckstr. 13 – 69493 Hirschberg
Phone: +49 6201 84528 00 – Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Homepage: www.rifcon.de

 


 

Scientific Writer in the Field of Metabolism of Agrochemicals in Plants/Animals (m/f) (Ref. No 02-04.2018)

 

RIFCON GmbH is an independent scientific consulting company offering a competent and adaptable service portfolio for the registration of agrochemicals. Our services range from complete EU registration packages to sophisticated GLP field studies and various combinations of these two elements.

We pride ourselves in offering high quality services, in full compliance with new developments in legislation, science, product registration and field methods. We continuously strive to develop higher tier field options for registration procedures. Our scientists and technicians are dedicated to achieving the highest level of quality and efficiency with a view to guarantee professional and cost-effective solutions.

We are currently looking for a full-time Scientific Writer in the Field of Metabolism of Agrochemicals in Plants/Animals.

 Your Tasks and responsibilities

  • Scientific writing of metabolism reports of agrochemicals in compliance with registration requirements
  • Monitoring of metabolism studies on behalf of our clients
  • Communication and cooperation with our clients
  • Build-up, maintain and share knowledge in a growing, strongly team-oriented working group

Your Qualification

  • University degree in analytical chemistry, food chemistry, biochemistry or equivalent
  • Very good language skills in English and German
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office
  • Professional experience in scientific writing and/or metabolism of xenobiotics would be a strong benefit
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to manage complex projects to tight deadlines
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team, self-motivated

Our Offer

  • Attractive working environment including permanent contract and multifaceted tasks
  • To work as part of knowledgeable and dedicated international team of scientists and staff
  • The possibility of professional development and occupational education
  • An option to widen your personal network in the area of industry, science and regulatory authorities

Contact

 

If you meet our requirements please apply in English or German and send us your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the Ref. No.: 02 – 04.2018 before 30th May 2018 (Cover Letter, CV and Letter of Reference in one PDF Document).

RIFCON GmbH – Niederlassung Hirschberg – Goldbeckstr. 13 –  69493 Hirschberg  
Phone: +49 6201 84528 00 – Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; – Homepage: www.rifcon.de


 

Sustainability assessment Expert – m/f - Ref. No.: 01 – 02.2018

 

RIFCON GmbH is an independent scientific consulting company with its head office in Hirschberg near Mannheim. In total 160 scientific experts of agronomy, chemistry, biology and other sciences provide advice to businesses in the agro-industry concerning all questions of EU-registration, GLP-field studies, toxicity modeling, species monitoring and sustainability assessment.

We pride ourselves in offering high quality services in full compliance with new developments in legislation, science, product registration and field methods. Our scientists and technicians are dedicated to achieving the highest level of quality and efficiency with a view to guarantee professional and cost-effective solutions.

 

Concerning sustainability assessment RIFCON develops life cycle assessment agricultural models, conducts socio-economic LCA studies and creates tools to facilitate the communication of sustainability related topics.

 

We are currently looking for a full-time sustainability assessment expert.

 

Your Tasks and responsibilities

The candidate will be involved in various aspects of quantitative sustainability assessment, mainly in the field of agriculture, food production and packaging.

  • Calculation of quantitative, socio-economic Life Cycle Assessment studies of mainly agricultural and food production systems, including data collection, data validation and preparation of scientific reports and communication material.
  • Development and maintenance of life cycle assessment models of agricultural and food production systems
  • Technical implementation of interactive, educational sustainability simulators, tools and games, based on life cycle assessment study results.
  • Presentation of sustainability studies and interactive tools on workshops, client meetings, customer events and conferences.
  • Offering technical and specialist advice in all aspects of sustainability in direct contact to our clients.

 

Your Qualification

  • Scientific background (either environmental science, geo-ecology, geography, agronomy, agricultural science, biology, earth science, or similar discipline) with a minimum of 2 years of experience in a sustainability role within a consulting or industrial environment.
  • Expert knowledge of state of the art LCA methodologies for modeling agricultural and food production systems
  • High level of experience of Life Cycle Assessment (ISO 14040)
  • Profound modeling experience using GaBi LCA or similar software
  • Knowledge of agricultural, food production and packaging systems
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work in a team
  • Good problem solving and learning skills
  • Excellent level of written and spoken English

 

Our Offer

  • Attractive working environment including indefinite contract and multifaceted tasks
  • To work as part of a knowledgeable and dedicated international team of experts
  • The possibility of professional development and occupational education
  • An option to widen your personal network in the areas of industry, science, agriculture and sustainability

 

Contact

If you meet our requirements please apply in English or German and send us your application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the Ref. No.: 01 – 02.2018 (Cover Letter, CV and Letter of Reference in one PDF document).

RIFCON GmbH – Niederlassung Hirschberg – Goldbeckstr. 13 – 69493 Hirschberg

Phone: +49 6201 84528 00 – Mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. – Homepage: www.rifcon.de