EFSA Guest Programme Call 2021
European Food Safety Authority
Italy, Emilia-Romagna, Parma
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Guest Professionals EFSA / NS / GP / 2021 / 01 Requisition # Feb 18, 2021 Post Date EFSA GUEST PROGRAMME 2021

EFSA / NS / GP / 2021 / 01 The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) , based in Parma, Italy is opening positions for Guest Scientists & Professionals (All EFSA Units and Departments) Please send us your application by no later than 30 November 2021 at 23.

59 (Local time) IS THIS OPPORTUNITY FOR ME

Are you a scientist, PhD candidate or a professional from a public administration, an institution or an international organisation?

Are you interested in specific projects related to EFSA’s scientific work?

As a guest professional, you would bring your expertise to EFSA and take back to your home administration or university the knowledge acquired during your period of secondment.

The Guest Programme is a cost-free scheme for which EFSA does not pay any financial contribution to the selected candidates.

The secondment will take place either at the premises of EFSA or remotely.

Your key objectives Under the supervision of an Adviser within the unit of assignment, you will have the opportunity to :

  • Gain first-hand experience in a scientific EU Agency allowing you to develop new competencies and skills in line with personal interests and professional aspirations;
  • Contribute to specific and / or research projects with new ideas and innovative solutions;
  • Bring forward your project and deepen your research in collaboration with experts in the field;
  • Extend links to the international risk assessment community;
  • Provide support to the implementation of Risk Assessment capacity building in Europe.
  • The content of your project and / or research depends on your interests and on EFSA’s work priorities. You may select up to two different areas of interest, in order of preference, related to your background and competencies in fields such as : environmental risk assessment, toxicology, animal health, animal welfare, biological hazards, human nutrition, data management and analysis etc.

    Duration The duration of the placement will be specified in the offer and cannot exceed the maximum period mentioned below, regardless of whether the time is spent at intervals or in full.

    More specifically the period could be :

  • 12 months maximum, for candidates from a public entity or international organisation, or
  • 6 months maximum, for PhD candidates.
  • WHY EFSA You will play an active role in an organisation that makes a difference to the lives of 445 million EU citizens.

    EFSA employs approximately 520 staff members, and its Scientific Committee and Panels engage highly qualified and independent scientific experts.

    Every position within EFSA plays an important part in creating an inspirational environment in which to work and develop.

    EFSA’s standards and values are driven by ethics and integrity and all staff is expected to act in a manner consistent with its principles, including fairness, transparency and impartiality in work practices and conduct towards other people.

    As an EFSA staff member, you will have the chance to make a difference to European food safety working in an international and dynamic environment.

    You will also be able to participate in several valuable networking opportunities across Europe.

    Furthermore, you will be joining EFSA at an exciting time as we are preparing for the implementation of the Transparency Regulation : EFSA will expand its mandate and grow considerably over the next few years.

    To find out more about EFSA, visit us at www.efsa.europa.eu.

    SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

    You must satisfy the following conditions in order to apply for the EFSA Guest Programme Call. Eligibility criteria a) Have a good knowledge of English (minimum level : B2 - according to CEFR).

    b) Meet the character requirements needed for the duties involved (e.g. a sworn affidavit to the effect that you have no criminal record).

    c) PhD candidates must prove that they are currently enrolled in a PhD program. d) Candidates from public administration / institutions or international government organisations should have the prior agreement of their organisation.

    SELECTION PROCEDURE EFSA applies a policy of equal opportunities and does not discriminate on any grounds. The screening of applications is made on the basis of the eligibility criteria, the candidates’ competencies and motivation and EFSA’s working priorities with due regard to an appropriate balance of nationality and gender.

    Please note that only pre-selected candidates will be contacted by EFSA. Steps of the selection procedure

  • The application shall be submitted online on the EFSA careers page. You need to fill in and sign electronically the application form in order to be considered a candidate.
  • Eligible candidates will be shortlisted by EFSA taking into account : the candidates' academic and professional background, EFSA’s level of engagement with the country / institution of origin (e.
  • g. existing cooperation agreements in non-EU countries, including ENP countries), EFSA's priority areas (linked to EFSA’s strategy and work plan), The European Commission’s priorities with the country of origin (for Pre-Accession countries and non-EU countries, including ENP), Novelty of knowledge area / expertise.

  • The shortlisted candidates may be asked to undergo a telephone or on-line interview to discuss suitability for the role, mutual expectations and possible starting date.
  • Successful candidates will receive a placement offer, stating the starting date, the tasks, the duration and the list of documents to be submitted before the start date.
  • Before the period of placement starts, the selected candidate shall submit to EFSA a declaration outlining all interests overlapping with EFSA’s remit to ensure that no conflict between the interest(s) held by the candidate and those of the Authority may occur.
  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

  • EFSA does not pay any financial contribution to the selected candidates nor cover any expenses incurred by them, unless, at the request of EFSA, if it is related to the performance of their duties during their secondment.
  • The duration of the placement will be specified by the relevant Head of Unit; it will depend on the selected project and cannot exceed the period mentioned in Article 3 of the relevant Decision of the Executive Director.
  • While the Call is open applications may be submitted at anytime and both withdrawals and application updates are possible.

    Non-EU candidates are required to obtain the relevant visa.

    EFSA ensures that the personal data of all applicants is protected during and after the selection procedure. Please read more on the Personal Data Protection.

    For more information on the conditions of the EFSA Guest Programme, you can consult the Decision of the Executive Director of EFSA on Guest Programme at EFSA’

    If you have any questions regarding this call please contact us at recruitment efsa.europa.eu

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