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Employment opportunities

If the EDQM has specific vacancies in progress you can consult the relevant vacancy notices on the Council of Europe's website.

Once you have consulted a vacancy notice and wish to apply, click on the "Apply" button next to the vacancy that interests you.

You will then have to fill an on-line application and submit it before the deadline of the competition (midnight Central European Time).


Current vacancies

Scientific Support Assistant - Master Data

Grade: B3
Contract Type: Renewable fixed-term contract (maximum cumulated duration of 5 years)
Location: Strasbourg (France)  
Reference: Vacancy Notice: n°e9/2019  
Salary: 3 400 €1
Deadline for applications:  07/03/2019

For our Logistics team in European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM)/ Council of Europe, we are currently looking for a Scientific Support Assistant specialised in handling Master Data which we use in our Knowledge database and in SAP.

If you have hands-on experience in handling and analysing scientific data including IUPAC nomenclature and you have an eye for detail, you are precise in your work and you know how to respond to client needs, we will be happy to welcome you in our team in Strasbourg.

More details and information on the recruitment process can be found on our Employment website. Applications must be submitted by 7 March 2019 (midnight French Time) at the latest. Please note we only accept applications posted via our online recruitment website.

1 Gross, as of 1 January 2019

Principal Scientific Assistant – Blood Proficiency Testing Scheme (B-PTS)       

Grade: B5
Contract Type:
Fixed term contract (max 5 years)
Location: Strasbourg (France)                            
Reference: Vacancy Notice n° e7/2019                                                                   
Deadline for applications: 06/03/2019

Scientist wanted, to support the EDQM’s work in the area of blood transfusion. If chosen, you will contribute actively to the implementation of high standards for the protection of public health and for the promotion of human rights and dignity.

If you have the adequate diploma and experience and very good knowledge of English, don’t miss out this opportunity. Have a look at the full vacancy notice and submit your application by the 6th of March, 2019! Please note we only accept applications posted via our online recruitment website.

Laboratory Support Assistant     

Grade: B1/2
Contract Type:
Fixed term contract (renewable)
Location: Strasbourg (France)                          
Reference: Vacancy Notice n° e5/2019                                                           
Deadline for applications: 05/03/2019

Laboratory Support Assistant wanted, with practical experience in a laboratory or in a technical environment. If chosen, you will be working in a dynamic laboratory using a range of technologies that contribute to the EDQM’s mission of helping to protect public health.

If you have the adequate experience and good knowledge of either English or French, don’t miss out this opportunity. Have a look at the full vacancy notice and submit your application by 5th of March, 2019! Please note we only accept applications posted via our online recruitment website.

Scientific Programme Manager – Blood Transfusion Activities       

Grade: A1/2
Contract Type: Renewable Fixed term contract
Location: Strasbourg (France)
Reference: Vacancy Notice n° e4/2019
Deadline for applications: 05/03/2019

Scientist wanted, to manage the EDQM’s work in the area of blood transfusion. If chosen, you will contribute actively to the implementation of high standards for the protection of public health and for the promotion of human rights and dignity.

If you have the adequate diploma and experience and very good knowledge of English, don’t miss out this opportunity. Have a look at the full vacancy notice and submit your application by 5th of March, 2019! Please note we only accept applications posted via our online recruitment website.

Web Applications Developer – Python

Grade: B4
Contract Type: Renewable fixed-term contract
Location: Strasbourg (France)
Reference: Vacancy Notice n° e3/2019
Deadline for applications: 04/03/2019

The Council of Europe and its European Directorate for the Quality of Medicines & HealthCare (EDQM) are looking for a Python Developer to join our IT team.

Python is the most commonly used programming languages, indeed the biggest tech giants: Amazon, Facebook, Instagram, Netflix, Pinterest, Spotify etc. base their architecture on it. Are you ready to use Python to develop web based applications to support the EDQM in improving public health in Europe and beyond?

What we look for in someone to undertake this role effectively:

  • a higher education diploma in IT, Computer Science or Information Systems;
  • at least 3 years of professional experience in software development including solid and extensive experience using Python and its ecosystem;
  • professional and technical expertise:
  • experience working in a Linux/Unix development environment; experience with Web technologies such as JavaScript, HTML, jQuery and CSS; experience with design principles (patterns, cohesion/coupling);
  • ability to develop, test and implement new applications and changes to existing applications; demonstrated understanding of relational databases and SQL concepts;
  • knowledge of object oriented programming concepts and application design and the ability to apply them to projects built on other development platforms;
  • good knowledge of one of the two official languages (English or French) and basic knowledge of the other.

What we offer:

  • Stepping-stone for developers, Python is the central figure of the programming and business world; the biggest tech giants base their architecture in Python, you will work in it daily;
  • the chance to work in an ISO 9001 certified, multi-national/multi-cultural workplace – over 20 nationalities work at the EDQM which is situated in the European quarter of Strasbourg (a UNESCO World Heritage site);
  • income tax free salaries (3900€1 per month), an attractive benefits package including health insurance, additional allowances such as family and expatriation allowances (as appropriate) and an annual training programme.

More details and information on the recruitment process can be found on our Employment website. Applications must be submitted by 4 March 2019 (midnight Central European Time) at the latest. Please note we only accept applications posted via our online recruitment website.

as of 1 January 2019


Temporary vacancies

To apply for temporary employment possibilities you must use the on-line application system: Current Temporary Vacancies. On the page ‘Current Temporary Vacancies', you can consult the profiles sought and then click on the 'Apply' button next to the one that interests you. You will then have to fill in an on-line application and submit it before the deadline (midnight French time). You can withdraw your application at any time.
In order to verify your continued interest in working with the Organisation, you will be required to reply to an automated e-mail which will be sent to the e-mail address on record every three months. The action of replying to this automated e-mail will keep your application active in our system.


Traineeships

We are happy to welcome trainees to EDQM. For them it is a chance to gain valuable experience in a complex multi-cultural and stimulating work environment. For us, we benefit from the enthusiasm, motivation and skills that new graduates bring.
Our trainees are normally in their last years of study in pharmacy (or a similar domain) and traineeships last for six months.
We welcome spontaneous applications (CV and motivation letter) at hr@edqm.eu. We will get back to you in case a traineeship position matching your profile becomes available.

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