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Science and Research

The scale and complexity of today’s challenges increasingly require the EU to rely on experts to tackle environmental, health, food, digital and other global issues.  

Professionals with solid experience and competencies in various fields are in high demand to work as agricultural, health and food safety experts, chemical specialists, nuclear inspectors or artificial intelligence administrators, to name but a few.

Science specialists

Job description

With their unique expertise, scientists, researchers and other specialists offer an invaluable contribution to institutions and policy-makers in facing scientific challenges. 

Experts are often tasked with developing policies and new laws; implementing and managing existing legislation and programmes; performing research and analysis; providing policy perspectives; carrying out checks; participating in international meetings and negotiations, among many others. 

Key qualifications

Qualifications for these posts vary according to the nature of the position.  Generally, you must have a good command of at least two EU languages, a degree in a related field and a few or several years’ relevant professional experience. Key qualifications may vary so always check the specific requirements whenever a selection procedure is published.

Learn more about selection procedures and different staff categories.

You can also find available job opportunities or consult our traineeships page.

In addition, you may also look for contract opportunities on the Joint Research Centre’s website.