The Research Executive Agency (REA) currently employs 545 professionals from 24 countries.
It will become the largest executive agency, with 763 staff members, by 2020.
Contract Agents (about 75% of staff)
Contract staff are recruited to do a wide range of support or technical jobs. Depending on the type of responsibilities and the qualifications required, they are divided into four 'function groups' (FG I to FGIV). Contract agents are recruited on fixed-term contracts, which may be renewed.
Some typical job profiles in the REA include: Project Advisers (FG IV), Project Officers (FG III), Finance Officers (FG IV), Project Assistants (FG II) and Financial Assistants (FG II).