Careers - work with us

Develop your career as an EFSA scientific expert, staff member, visiting professional or trainee. We are always on the look-out for exciting talent from a range of scientific disciplines and other professions.

EFSA is constantly on the look-out for dedicated talent from a various range of disciplines and professions, offering a challenging and intellectually stimulating work environment and continuous training and development opportunities.

How to apply

  • Only apply for published vacancies. We do not consider or reply to unsolicited/spontaneous applications.
  • Only apply using EFSA’s online recruitment tool; you can access and amend your application until the deadline.
  • We do not accept applications sent via email or post.
  • Communication with candidates is by email only.

Tip: to make submitting your application easier, complete the off-line application form template first then paste the contents into the online tool: Application form template


Selection process

Each application is screened based on the requirements of the job profile stated in the vacancy notice. Following screening, the best best-qualified applicants will be called for an assessment (e.g. interview, testing, and in case of managerial profiles assessment centre). Based on the outcome of the assessment phase, a reserve list of suitable candidates for the position may be established. The Executive Director takes the final decision on offering the job to a selected candidate.