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European Commission

Here you can find more information on the research areas, policies and activities of the European Union.
Recruitment of scientific staff at the commission  

The European Commission recruits its staff through  written and oral examinations (also known as 'competitions') and sometimes other selection procedures according to the rules for recruiting temporary or research staff. More information about research posts and opportunities in general can be found on CORDIS - the Community R&D Information Service

More information on recruitment in Research and other areas is available on the European Commission Civil Service web site.

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre is recruiting

The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) is a reference centre of science and technology for the European Union. Operating in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands, with a headcount of over 2 700, the JRC is currently seeking researchers with the right blend of competence, experience and language skills to work at the cutting edge of scientific and technological developments supporting EU policies.

In order to enhance its scientific support to EU policy making, the JRC is looking for scientists in the following fields:

  1. Chemistry, Biology and Health Sciences
  2. Physics
  3. Structural Mechanics
  4. Quantitative Policy Analysis
  5. Spatial Sciences
  6. Environmental Sciences
  7. Energy Sciences
  8. Communication/Information Technology

Successful candidates will be included in reserve lists to fulfil the JRC's needs in the forthcoming years.

To learn more, visit  and fill in your on-line application at  

Registration will be open from 30 September to 4 November 2010.

Updated 20 September 2010



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