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The European Medicines Agency (EMA) offers a multinational, intellectually stimulating working environment. Its location in Canary Wharf, London, offers EMA staff the opportunity to live and work in a dynamic, world-class city.

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

Vacancy notices

Each vacancy notice contains information on the application and selection procedures and conditions of employment. For more information, see Working for the European Medicines Agency and Applying to work at the European Medicines Agency.

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Job roleJob referenceDocumentsDeadlineStatus
Executive DirectorC 457AVacancy notice28/01/2015Open for applications
Quality of Medicines SpecialistEMA/AD/370Vacancy notice10/01/2015Open for applications
Legal OfficerEMA/CA/L051Vacancy notice10/01/2015Open for applications
Project ManagerEMA/AD/368Vacancy notice06/01/2015Open for applications
Business AnalystEMA/AD/367Vacancy notice06/01/2015Open for applications
Enterprise ArchitectEMA/AD/363Vacancy notice24/11/2014 extended until 19/12/2014Open for applications
Information and Content ManagerEMA/AD/366Job profile28/11/2014Closed for applications - selection ongoing
Scientific Officers, Procedure Management and Business SupportEMA/AD/365Job profile28/11/2014Closed for applications - selection ongoing
Scientific Officer, Human Medicines Research and Development SupportEMA/CA/L/050Job profile28/11/2014Closed for applications - selection ongoing
Health-communication ExpertEMA/CA/L/049Job profile28/11/2014Closed for applications - selection ongoing
Information Security and Identity and Access Management OfficerEMA/CA/L/048Job profile28/11/2014Closed for applications - selection ongoing
Scientific Officer, Veterinary MedicinesEMA/CA/S/047Job profile24/10/2014Closed for applications - selection ongoing
Scientific Officer, Corporate StakeholdersEMA/CA/L/046Job profile24/10/2014Closed for applications - selection ongoing

Update: EMA @ Career Fair in Berlin

Are you interested in a career at international level? Do you want to learn more about the European Medicines Agency and our employment opportunities?  If so, we will be delighted to meet you at the Career Fair to be held in Berlin on 24 January 2015.

The event is the 10th edition of the International Career Fair, hosted by the German Federal Foreign Office. Together with other exhibitors we will be on hand to answer questions from students, graduates and professionals.

For further information visit the website of German Federal Foreign Office.

Extension of reserve lists

The below documents contain updated information regarding reserve list extensions for Temporary Agent and Contract Agent selection procedures:

We would like to thank candidates for their interest in working for the European Medicines Agency.

Permanent call for candidates for temporary assignments

The EMA maintains a database of candidates interested in carrying out temporary assignments (1 - 5 years). Applications may be submitted at any time.

Eligible candidates will be included in the database for 24 months. When the EMA needs to recruit a new staff member for a temporary assignment, it searches the database to identify suitable profiles and invites identified candidates to take part in a selection procedure. Successful candidates may be offered a temporary assignment at the EMA on a Contract Agent employment contract.

For more information on the application and selection procedures, job profiles and conditions of employment, please see:

Please note that candidates who are not invited to a selection procedure within 24 months of registering may re-apply, but will need to re-submit a full application.

More information is available in Working for the European Medicines Agency and Applying to work at the European Medicines Agency.

National experts on secondment

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

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

Interim positions through recruiting agencies

The European Medicines Agency 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 the EMA works with.

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

Trainee programme for recent graduates

Each year the EMA organises a trainee programme for recent university graduates. There are two possible intakes per year, on 1 October and 1 April. For more information on the programme and application process, please see: