Deadline: 4 November 2010
Open to: researchers, technicians
Place: one of the JRC’s seven institutes
European Commission Joint Research Centre is organising open competitions to recruit new scientific/technical staff in the following fields:
* Chemistry, Biology and Health Sciences
* Structural Mechanics
* Quantitative Policy Analysis
* Spatial Sciences
* Environmental Sciences
* Energy Sciences
* Communication/Information Technology
Successful candidates may eventually have the opportunity to work in one of the JRC’s seven institutes on the basis of a permanent contract as an AD6 or AD7 research administrator.
How to apply
The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) is responsible for selecting staff for European Union institutions and agencies. You should carefully read the notice of competitions.
On the EPSO website, you will be prompted to create an EPSO account. You will then need to complete an on-line application form, and to submit this to EPSO prior to the specified deadline for registration.
Your application will be evaluated against a predetermined set of criteria. If you are admitted to the competition, you will be invited to an assessment centre in Brussels. Your day at the assessment centre will include any or all of the following:
* verbal, numerical, and abstract reasoning tests
* a written case study in the chosen field
* a group exercise
* a structured interview
You will have the possibility to receive feedback on your performance.
If successful, your name will be placed on a reserve list from which the various JRC Institutes can select candidates to invite for interview. Job offers are made after this interview stage.
Any further questions?
All the necessary information can be found on the EPSO website, so keep an eye on the following page for updates.