FG IV – SCIENTIFIC PROJECT OFFICER – In-Vitro Diagnostics (IVD) EXPERT26.10.2021
Member of the contract staff IV – art. 3b of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants
As the science and knowledge service of the Commission, the mission of DG Joint Research Centre is to
support EU policies with independent evidence throughout the whole policy cycle.
The JRC is located in 5 Member States (Belgium, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands and Spain). Further
information is available at: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/
The current vacancy is in Directorate for Health, Consumers & Reference Materials, Consumer
Products Safety Unit.
The mission of the Directorate is to provide independent scientific evidence for the development,
implementation and evaluation of EU policies. The Directorate supports the priorities of the von der
Leyen commission: green deal, farm to fork, new industrial strategy, circular economy and promoting
Health for European citizens.
The mission of the Unit is to provide scientific support and harmonised methods in the framework of the
EU legislation. Work includes nano-materials, micro & nanoplastics, safety and sustainability of new
products, the farm to fork initiative and health technology such as medical devices.
Further information: https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en
The JRC is offering a position for a contract agent in the context of the joint implementation of the novel
EU legislative framework of the Regulation on in vitro diagnostic (IVD) medical devices (so-called IVD
The successful candidate will be expected to assist in particular:
In the definition of strategies, concepts, procedures and templates in the framework of the
implementation of the novel EU Regulation on IVD medical devices;
In the assessment of the suitability of applicant laboratories for the European Reference Laboratories
In setting up the EURL infrastructure for implementation of the Regulation on IVD medical devices.
WE LOOK FOR:
The ideal candidate should have the following qualifications:
Post-graduate title (Specialisation and/ or PhD) in Medicine, Medical Technology,
Pharmacology, Biology, Biotechnology or equivalent;
Legal and/or technical knowledge/experience on in vitro diagnostics;
Good capacity to evaluate scientific results/reports and to draft technical guidelines;
Knowledge of EU medical devices legislation;
Good interpersonal communication skills and ability to work in an international environment;
The working language will be English and a good knowledge of oral and written English (B2
level), as well as good communication and presentation skills are necessary.
Experience in organisation and negotiation of meetings with different stakeholders;
Ability to handle high workload when necessary and deliver under pressure.
INDICATIVE CONTRACT’S DURATION:
36 months initial contract with possible renewals up to maximum 6 years.
PLACE OF WORK:
Candidates for this contract agent post shall:
– (i) have passed a valid EPSO CAST selection procedure;
– (ii) be registered in the EPSO Permanent CAST https://epso.europa.eu/documents/2240_en
– (iii) be registered in the specialised call for researchers https://ec.europa.eu/jrc/en/working-with-
us/jobs/vacancies/function-group-iv-researchers (used mainly by the JRC).
With a valid application number to one of the above, you may then apply for this specific vacancy at JRC
• Cultivates a workplace based on respect for other people and the environment.
• Embraces non-discriminatory practices and equality of opportunity. In case of equal merit, preference
will be given to the gender in minority.