The JRC can recruit individuals on a temporary basis using the following contractual possibilities:
Contract Staff members
The recruitment of Contract Staff members dealing with scientific and/or administrative tasks is organised through open competitions by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO). The JRC can recruit Contract Staff members in the four Function Groups (IV, III, II and I). For Function Groups IV, III and II, a short-term contract up to the maximum of 3 years can be offered. For Function Group I, an indeterminate contract can be offered.
Seconded National Experts
In order to allow the Commission to benefit from a high level of professional knowledge and experience, in particular in areas where such expertise is not readily available in-house, it can recruit Seconded National Experts (SNEs) for a defined period of time as stated in the Commission Decision. SNEs are staff employed by a national, regional or local public administration or an IGO.
The JRC offers contracts under the national employment law of the site where the JRC Institute is established to scientists embarking on doctoral studies, to those early on in their career and to those with experience.
The aims of the traineeship scheme are to enable students or recent graduates to practise what they have acquired during their studies; to experience the professional world; and to gain a first hand experience of the workings of the JRC, and of the European Commission, in general. There are three types of traineeships:
- training related to the preparation of a thesis for a university degree;
- training after university education (or its equivalent);
- industrial placement.
Note: The maximum cumulative duration of temporary contracts at the JRC is 72 months
At the recruitment phase
The European Union is committed to user privacy. The policy on "protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data by the Community institutions" is based on Regulation (EC) N° 45/2001 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2000. Please read the privacy statements relating to the selection and/or recruitment of various staff categories.