Why work for EMA?

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Working with talented colleagues from across Europe, a career at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) offers a diverse and stimulating working environment. Whatever your role, you will contribute to our collective effort to promote and protect human and animal health in Europe. EMA will offer you the opportunity to develop professionally and personally, while enjoying attractive benefits and a healthy work-life balance.

EMA’s work is vital to providing citizens in the European Union (EU) with effective, safe and high-quality medicines and to maintain a regulatory environment that fosters innovation and the development of new medicines. The Agency is essential to the functioning of the single market for medicines in the EU. For more information, see What we do.

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Interesting and challenging work

At EMA, you will be at the core of the European medicines regulatory network, working to promote and protect human and animal health. In this unique regulatory setting, new challenges and opportunities constantly arise. 

You can pursue many different career options at EMA, depending on your background. Our staff work in a range of scientific, communication, information technology (IT), administrative and secretarial roles.

EMA offers prospects for broadening your skill-set and progressing in your chosen field, including access to a wide range of professional training opportunities. 

Making a difference

Your work at EMA will contribute to providing people and animals across the EU with effective, safe and high-quality medicines.

We strive to be an innovative, transparent and fair institution so that our work brings value to every patient in Europe.

Stimulating working environment

At EMA, you will be part of an open-minded, respectful and multicultural organisation. 

Working with talented colleagues from across Europe, a career at EMA offers a diverse and stimulating working environment.

Attractive rewards and benefits

We offer:

  • a healthy work-life balance;
  • flexible working hours;
  • a competitive salary which is commensurate with your skills and experience. 

As an EU agency, we offer a comprehensive welfare package, including a final salary pension scheme and medical insurance.

You may benefit from additional allowances depending on your personal circumstances, for example if you are an expatriate or a parent.

For more information, see Pay and conditions.

Equal opportunities

EMA does not discriminate against anyone because of sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.

You will be given an equal opportunity to demonstrate your abilities during selection procedures and on the job.

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