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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.

General information on conditions of employment, including different types of employment contract, salaries and benefits at the EMA, can be found in Working for the European Medicines Agency

General information on applying to work at the EMA, including our language requirements and selection procedures, can be found in Applying to work at the European Medicines Agency

Vacant positions

Vacancy notice

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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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 Medidines 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: