A career at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) offers candidates interesting and challenging work that brings value to European citizens and a diverse and stimulating working environment, while enjoying attractive benefits and a healthy work-life balance.

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

In addition, EMA operates a traineeship programme for recent graduates and offers the opportunity for staff from other European public-sector bodies to work at EMA for short periods through its national expert on secondment programme.

EMA sometimes also uses recruiting agencies for the short-term placement of interim staff.

Careers at EMA are open to nationals of the 28 European Union Member States as well as Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway.


EMA publishes 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:

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