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Thanks for your interest in the EFSA European Food Risk Assessment Fellowship Programme 2021 position. Unfortunately this position has been closed but you can search our 4 open jobs by clicking here.


You must satisfy the following requirements on the closing date for submission of your application:

I.  Eligibility criteria4

1. General requirements

  • Be national of a Member State of the European Union or EFTA state; 

  • Enjoy full rights as a citizen;

  • Have a good knowledge of English language (at least B2 level according to CEFR).

2. Qualifications

A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three (3) years attested by a diploma in one of the following fields: agriculture, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biology, biometrics, biotechnology, chemistry, dietary exposure, environmental sciences, epidemiology, food science, food technology, genetics, health and food safety, human medicine, life sciences, mathematics, microbiology, molecular biology, natural sciences, nutrition, pharmacy, public health, statistics, toxicology, veterinary medicine or related areas.

3. Experience

To have less than 15 years of experience in food safety (including risk assessment, risk communication, risk management) related jobs.

In case you do not fulfil all the eligibility criteria, your application will not be taken into consideration.

II. Selection criteria

1. Technical competencies

i. More than two years of professional experience in performing scientific work or tasks related to food safety;
ii. Post-graduate degrees in a scientific area directly relevant to food safety.
iii. Current employment, including also fellowship or PhD studies, in a competent organization designated by the Member State or in an organization/firm relevant to food safety;
iv. Scientific publications (authorship or co-authorship) in a topic relevant to food safety;
v. Experience in a multicultural environment;
vi. Practical knowledge in IT tools relevant to food safety (e.g. assessment tools, modeling tools, statistical packages, toxicological tools, EFSA tools, etc.);

2. Behavioural competencies

vii. Communication and English: Strong ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both spoken and written English;

viii.Working with others: Ability to ensure a productive exchange of information and ideas and listens effectively and will fully attention others. 

ix. Priority setting and planning: Ability to quickly focuses on the critical tasks and to work flexibly, to organize own work efficiently and to develop schedule.

x. Analysis and problem solving: Identifies critical facts in difficult issues. 


[1] In this call, “food safety” is to be understood as a comprehensive expression including risk assessment, risk communication and risk management in any of the fields under EFSA’s remit.

[2]  Fellows are expected to be placed at the hosting site during the totality of the fellowship. Subject to the epidemiological situation in each hosting country, other arrangements may occur, and these will be duly discussed between EFSA and the hosting site.

[3]  Depending on the epidemiological situation, trainings can be organised virtually.

[4]  Where necessary, EFSA may ask to submit original supporting documents in the course of the fellowship.

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