Joint Research Centre - European Commission

The European Commission's in-house science service
European Commission

Permanent positions

Individuals can be recruited on a permanent basis:

Permanent officials

The recruitment of permanent scientific and administrative staff for the European Commission is organised by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) through open competitions.

Contract Staff (function group I only)

The recruitment of Contract Staff dealing with scientific and/or administrative tasks is organised through open competitions by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO). For Function Group I, an indeterminate contract can be offered.


Overview of types of permanent staff positions at the JRC

Categories AD, AST function groups. Function Group I.
Duration of contract Permanent
(upon successful completion of the probationary period).
Minimum duration is 2 years. If the contract is renewed the duration shall not be less than 1 year. Any subsequent renewal shall be for an indefinite period.
Nationality National of an EU Member State unless an exception is authorised. National of an EU Member State unless an exception is authorised.
Qualifications See Article 5 of the Staff Regulations. Successful completion of compulsory education.
Legal basis Staff Regulations (778Kb) Staff Regulations: Conditions of employment of other servants of the European Communities (778 KB): Articles 1 – 7; 79 - 119

Commission Decision on the engagement and use of contract staff
Selection All posts are published interinstitutionally. If there are no suitable candidates, the relevant reserve lists are consulted. EPSO CAST calls
Financial conditions Council Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 1296/2009 of 23 December 2009 Staff in this function group are graded according to their relevant professional experience.