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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

Role: Scientific Assistants CEP (Revisions’ Team).  
Grade: B4
Contract Type: Full time fixed term contract – maximum 5 years
Location: Strasbourg (France)   
Reference: Vacancy Notice n° e71/2017               
Deadline for applications: 10 July 2017

We are looking for a driven and capable scientific assistant with strong analytical skills, who can critically review data against rules and take decisions accordingly.  This position is an exceptional stepping stone in the career of a junior scientist wishing to develop a career in regulatory affairs;

Within the Certification of Substances Department, the successful applicant will provide professional scientific assistance to the procedure for the Certification of Suitability to the monographs of the European Pharmacopoeia (CEP) in accordance with procedures, guidelines and priorities with a concern for quality, efficiency, and accuracy and in compliance with the Council of Europe’s values and regulations.

Applications must be submitted by July 10th, 2017 (midnight Central European Time) at the latest.  Please note we only accept applications posted via our online recruitment web-site.


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.


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 We will get back to you in case a traineeship position matching your profile becomes available.

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