We are doing science for policy
The Joint Research Centre (JRC) is the European Commission's science and knowledge service which employs scientists to carry out research in order to provide independent scientific advice and support to EU policy.
Temporary Agents may be employed to perform specific tasks in the field of research as either an AD (administrator) or an AST (assistant). Only when the JRC identifies a need in a particular area of expertise that cannot be found either in-house or on the EPSO reserve lists will recourse be made to the recruitment of a Temporary Agent. The relevant rules governing the recruitment of a Temporary Agent are available here:
Any individual interested who satisfies the requirements listed below (a-e) and who possesses the qualifications and professional experience as listed in the vacancy notice.
If the JRC should decide to publish a vacancy for a Temporary Agent, it will be announced on our Vacancies page.
Although the rules on the length of initial contracts and subsequent contract extensions vary, as a rule, Temporary Agents are recruited by the JRC for a maximum period of six years. Typically, the contract is awarded for an initial period of 4 years and may be renewed not more than once for a period of 2 years (AT 4+2).