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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

Head of Purchasing Section 

Grade: A1/A2
Contract Type: Full time fixed term contract – 5 years (renewable)
Location: Strasbourg (France)   
Reference: Vacancy Notice n° e100/2017               
Deadline for applications: 19 October 2017

We are looking for a driven and enthusiastic purchasing manager with a degree in pharmacy or chemistry (or a similar subject) and experience with European public procurement and with the procurement of chemical / biological / biotechnological or herbal substances. 
Within the Reference Standards & Samples Division, the successful applicant will ensure efficient management of the EDQM Purchasing Section in compliance with relevant mandates, regulations and Council of Europe values.

Applications must be submitted by October 19th, 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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