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  1. How to collaborate with the JRC?

    How to collaborate with the JRC if you are an organisation: Projects Institutional Networks  – networks with partners contributing to the JRC's work programme; Indirect Actions  – JRC is allowed to participate in FP7 projects and networks under the s ...

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  2. How does the JRC encourage mobility of scientists?

    Individual researchers can apply for positions within JRC Institutes in areas linked to JRC's workprogramme, and funds are also available to support short-term visits. Applications from women scientists are particularly welcome. ...

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  3. What facilities can the JRC offer?

    An important part of JRC activity is the opening up of its  research facilities  to greater external use. The JRC has a wide range of dedicated research facilities that includes the High Flux Reactor in the Netherlands, its linear accelerator in Belgium a ...

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  4. How can an organisation work with the JRC?

    The JRC welcomes organisations from Member State and  accession  countries as partners across the full range of its activities. It is seeking to increase awareness of JRC activities and the opportunities it offers for research co-operation at all levels, ...

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  5. What is the benefit of working with the JRC?

    The JRC is one of the few multinational and multicultural research centres in Europe, and works with numerous research partners. Its independence of national or commercial interests and its proximity to EU policy-makers, together with its expertise in key ...

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  6. How is the JRC funded?

    The JRC is allocated an annual  budget  of around €330 million for direct support to EU institutions from the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7). It earns up to a further 15% from  competitive activities  (participation in collaborative projects, technolog ...

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  7. What are the JRC's main priorities in FP7?

      The JRC has identified 7 priority areas. These are groupings of actions which are related in terms of theme of study, scientific support fields, required experimental facilities and overall expertise. These groups of actions require similar competencies ...

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  8. What is the JRC's role in the FP7?

    The JRC is primarily involved in the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) through its own research activities- known as ‘direct actions'. These are organised in two specific programmes: one focusing on prosperity in a knowledge intensive society, sustai ...

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  9. How is the JRC's work organised?

    The JRC's  Multi-Annual Work-programme  (MAWP) 2007-2013, provides a general description of the line of work and the accompanying actions which are undertaken during the  7 th  Framework Programme  (FP7) period. The Multi-annual work-programme is com ...

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  10. What type of work are you involved in the cancer therapy research?

    The cancer research program at JRC-ITU focuses on all stages of developing targeted alpha therapy (TAT) from bench to bedside, including the development of innovative methods for the production of alpha emitters, pre-clinical studies in vitro and in vivo, ...

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  11. How can the Atomic Detectives' work answer to a forensic case?

    Recognised as a centre of excellence by national and international policing bodies, JRC-ITU has developed various methods that allow identification of the origin of intercepted material and the probable intended application. This needs to be done in a pro ...

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  12. How many Safeguards samples are analysed yearly at JRC-ITU?

    Under the Euratom Treaty, the European Commission, through the Directorate General for Energy, has the duty to assure that the nuclear material is only used for declared, peaceful purposes. In order to verify the flow of nuclear material, analyses are car ...

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  13. How many forensic cases have been analysed at JRC-ITU?

    In the last 20 years JRC-ITU has been analysing almost 50 cases of confiscated nuclear or radioactive materials. ...

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  14. At what age is it possible to visit the JRC-ITU laboratories?

    To visit the laboratories, all visitors must be at least 18 years old- However the entire site has an access restriction for those under the age of 18. This is in line with German Radio Protection Law. ...

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  15. Is the Karlsruhe nuclide chart available on-line?

    Yes, since January 2012 the management of the nuclide chart has been licensed to Nucleonica GmbH – this company provides many online tools for analysing and interacting with the nuclide chart online. ...

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  16. How to apply for a Grant Holder position at JRC-ITU?

    All job vacancies (including Grantholders) are advertised on a central webpage at the JRC, here you can browse institute specific roles and apply, you can also look specifically on the ESRA website which deals with the application process, it too lists th ...

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  17. Are there studies on intermediate and long term storage of nuclear waste available and can we use your scientific findings?

    All studies and research, including our findings, on intermediate and long term storage are typically published in peer review journals and therefore publicly accessible. ...

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  18. What is the difference between a Contract Staff member and an Auxiliary Contract Staff member?

    There are two categories of Contract Agent. The first category is referred to as contract staff (ex-type 3a) and covers those staff members who are recruited to work: in Commission departments in the Commission’s administrative offices, EPSO, the Commissi ...

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  19. What is the minimum length of contracts offered to contract staff and auxiliary contract staff?

    The minimum duration of contract for: Contract staff 1 is 2 years. Auxiliary Contract staff 2 is 1 year. 1 The applicable article of the Conditions of Employment of Other Agents appears on the contract signed by each Contract Staff member 2 Idem ...

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  20. Are there any particular pre-conditions for engagement?

    National of one of the Member States (proven by passport or identity card), derogations to this rule are possible for non-EU Nationals; having fulfilled any obligation concerning military service (proven by an official declaration from the authority respo ...

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  21. Could you list some of the benefits of this type of contract?

    Community taxation and social security; Individual rights and allowances (reimbursement of moving costs, installation indemnities, expatriation allowance, education allowances, family allowances); Unemployment Benefit; European Commission health insurance ...

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  22. Can staff members (contract staff and auxiliary contract staff) expect to have mobility within the institution in a similar way to officials?

    Mobility of contract staff members within Commission services is already taking place, subject to the agreement of the services and the person concerned, and the condition that the Contract Staff member maintains her/his status as either a contract staff ...

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  23. What kind of social security coverage applies to contract staff and auxiliary contract staff?

    Contract staff and auxiliary contract staff are covered by the Community social security system. Nevertheless, Article 112 of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants provides for the possibility, under certain conditions and for a limited time-peri ...

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  24. What type of sickness insurance system is provided?

    A medical aid scheme is provided for all Commission statutory staff, which includes officials, temporary agents and contractual staff. ...

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  25. Do contract staff and auxiliary contract staff benefit from medical insurance coverage after the end of their contracts?

    Under certain conditions a staff member may continue to be covered for a limited period following the end of their contract. ...

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