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EFSA/X/AD/2018/04 Requisition #
Thanks for your interest in the Junior Scientific Officer - Dietary Exposure Assessment position. Unfortunately this position has been closed but you can search our 5 open jobs by clicking here.

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

I. Eligibility criteria

1. General requirements
  • Be national of a Member State of the European Union, Iceland or Norway;
  • Enjoy full rights as a citizen;
  • Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by laws concerning military service;
  • Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post;[1]
  • Have a thorough knowledge of one of the EU official languages and a satisfactory knowledge of another EU language;
  • Meet the character requirements for the duties involved.
2. Qualifications
  • A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three (3) years attested by a diploma.[2]
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. Professional experience in evidence and data collection, management and statistical analysis in particular related to chemical occurrence, food composition and/or food consumption data, preferably at international level;
ii. Basic experience in the use of statistical software and code development in R or in SAS;
iii. Perform dietary exposure assessments and/or nutrient intake assessments;
iv. Write scientific and/or technical documents (e.g. scientific publications, reports, project plans and reports, guidance documents);
v. Communicate scientific outputs to different target audiences;
vi. Knowledge (by training or experience) of any of the following subjects is considered an asset:
a. Epidemiological and statistical analysis;
b. Dietary survey;
c. Nutrition;
d. Food composition and categorisation;
e. Risk assessment methodologies, preferably in the area of food safety.

2. Behavioural competencies

i. Communication and English: strong ability to communicate effectively in both spoken and written English, at all levels;
ii. Working with others: Works co-operatively with others in teams and across organisational boundaries and respects differences between people;
iii. Analysis and problem solving: Ability to identify the critical facts in difficult issues and develops creative and practical solutions;
iv. Drive for Results: Ability to take personal responsibility and initiative for delivering high quality work;
v. Resilience and composureAbility to deliver effectively under high workload and adapt to a changing work environment.


Candidates are invited to read the ANNEX that represents an integral part of this vacancy and should be consulted before completing the online application form.

For the purpose of shortlisting candidates to be invited to the assessment phase (see a description of the selection process in the ANNEX) the applications' screening will be carried out using solely the information provided by candidates in the section "Job specific questions" of the online application form. Candidates are invited to carefully complete their application.


In the event of inconsistency or discrepancy between the English version and any of the other linguistic versions of this publication, the English language version shall prevail.

[1] Before appointment, a successful candidate shall be medically examined by an institution’s medical officer in order that the European Food Safety Authority may be satisfied that he/she fulfils the requirement of article 28(e) of the Staff Regulations of the Officials of the European Communities.

[2] Any academic qualification mentioned in the application form shall be duly supported by evidence (original or certified copies of e.g. diplomas, certification, etc.) Only qualifications issued by EU Member State authorities and qualifications recognised as equivalent by the relevant EU Member State authorities will be accepted. In instances where diplomas are obtained from a non-EU Member State, EFSA may request the candidate to provide a relevant document of comparability issued by a recognised authority.

[3] Professional experience shall be taken into account from the date on which the person fulfills the minimum qualifications for engagement. Any given period may be counted only once (in order to be calculated as eligible, years of studies or professional experience to be taken into account shall not overlap with other periods of studies or professional experience). Professional activities pursued part-time will be calculated pro-rata on the basis of the certified percentage of full-time hours worked.
Remunerated PhDs acquired in a field relevant to the job description can be counted as professional experience up to a duration of maximum 3 years. Paid traineeships are counted as working experience.

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