Before the entry into force of the REACH Regulation which will establish the Agency in legal terms, contract agents are recruited to be trained and to work in the practical preparations in the Commission in Brussels, Belgium, and/or in Ispra, Italy. The first contract will be made for 6 months. The entry into force of the REACH Regulation is planned for April 2007 after which it is the intention that these contract agents could be employed by the Chemicals Agency in Helsinki. The purpose of this Call for expression of interest is to attract candidates with an appropriate profile who are interested in working in the future Chemicals Agency.