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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) offers a multinational, intellectually-stimulating working environment. 

Careers at EMA are open to nationals of the 28 European Union (EU) Member States plus Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Vacancies (new)

From January 2018, EMA will publish all its vacancy notices on its Jobs@EMA portal

EMA advises prospective candidates to check the portal for vacancy notices or create an alert to receive vacancy notifications by email.

Candidates can also create a candidate profile at any time, which can be used to pre-fill any future applications.

For guidance on how to use the Jobs@EMA portal, see:

Each vacancy notice contains information on the application and selection procedures and conditions of employment.

Temporary and contract agents

EMA is staffed mainly by temporary and contract agents recruited through open selection procedures.

The conditions of employment of temporary and contract agents at EMA are based on the rules, principles and working conditions of the European civil service.

For information on the conditions of employment of temporary and contract agents and the application process, please see:

Extension of reserve lists

The below documents contain updated information on reserve list extensions for temporary agent and contract agent selection procedures:

National experts on secondment

Staff from other European public-sector bodies can work at EMA for temporary periods via our programme for national experts on secondment. National experts on secondment are not employed by EMA but remain in the service of their employer.

For information on the expert profiles currently sought by EMA and the application process, please see:

Interim positions through recruiting agencies

EMA sometimes uses recruiting agencies (also known as temping agencies) for the short-term placement of interim staff, particularly for secretarial/administrative roles. If you are interested in this type of employment opportunity, you can register with one of the recruitment agencies EMA works with.

For more information on the job profiles and recruitment agencies involved, please see:

Trainee programme for recent graduates

Each year, EMA organises a trainee programme for recent university graduates. There are two possible intakes per year, in October and April. For more information on the programme and application process, please see:

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