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.
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 role||Job reference||Documents||Deadline||Status|
|Security Officer||EMA/AST/372||Vacancy notice||19/06/2015||Open for applications|
|Contract staff in Programme Management Office||EMA/CA/S/053||Job profile||15/05/2015||Closed for applications - selection ongoing|
|Internal Auditor||EMA/CA/L/052||Job profile||04/04/2015||Closed for applications - selection ongoing|
|Planning Officer||EMA/AD/371||Job profile||04/04/2015||Closed for applications - selection ongoing|
|Executive Director||C 457A||28/01/2015||Closed for applications|
|Quality of Medicines Specialist||EMA/AD/370||Job profile||10/01/2015||Closed for applications - selection ongoing|
|Business Analyst||EMA/AD/367||Job profile||06/01/2015||Closed for applications - selection ongoing|
|Contract Agents for temporary assignments||n/a||Vacancy notice||n/a||Open for applications|
|Health-communication Expert||EMA/CA/L/049||Job profile||28/11/2014||Closed for applications - selection ongoing|
|Information Security and Identity and Access Management Officer||EMA/CA/L/048||Job profile||28/11/2014||Closed for applications - selection ongoing|
|Scientific Officer, Veterinary Medicines||EMA/CA/S/047||Job profile||24/10/2014||Closed for applications - selection ongoing|
|Scientific Officer, Corporate Stakeholders||EMA/CA/L/046||Job profile||24/10/2014||Closed for applications - selection ongoing|
Extension of reserve lists
The below documents contain updated information regarding reserve list extensions for Temporary Agent and Contract Agent selection procedures:
- Extension of reserve lists for external selection procedures
- Extension of reserve lists for 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.
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: