A wide variety of scientific and technical experts work together to deliver on EDQM’s noble mission, including:
- pharmaceutical scientists,
- analytical chemists,
- quality assessors,
- production and distribution staff,
- quality assurance professionals,
- scientific editors and translators.
Whether at the beginning of your career or an experienced professional, you might find your place among them.
General eligibility requirements:
- Nationality: In order to work at the Council of Europe, you must be a national of one of our 47 member states.
- Age: You must be below the compulsory retirement age of 65 to apply.
- Languages: As a general rule we require excellent knowledge of one of the two official languages of the Council of Europe, plus knowledge of the other.
Most common specific requirements for scientific posts:
- Studies: For scientific roles you would normally have to have at least a completed university degree (in some cases equivalent to a master’s degree) in pharmacy, chemistry, biology or a similar subject.
- Experience: Depending on the profile, the type of experience required varies, but we normally require between 6 months, for most “junior” roles, and 4 years of professional experience for others. Experience we look for includes:
- development of analytical methods applied in the quality control of medicinal products (in an official medicines control laboratory, an analogous organisation or in the pharmaceutical industry);
- pharmaceutical analysis in a laboratory adhering to GMP (Good Manufacturing Practices) or ISO 17025;
- evaluation or preparation of dossiers on the quality of substances for pharmaceutical use (CTD Module 3.2.S) in a licensing authority or in the industry.