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Scientific Officer Chemistry/Food and Packaging Technology/Dietary exposure

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EFSA/F/4/2021/01 Requisition #
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WHAT ARE THE SELECTION REQUIREMENTS?
 
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 in one of the following areas: chemistry, food chemistry, pharmacy, food technology, food sciences, engineering or related areas.[2]
 
In case you do not fulfil all the eligibility criteria, your application will not be taken into consideration.

 

II. Selection criteria
 
The following competencies will be assessed throughout the different phases of the selection procedure. Candidates are also expected to demonstrate effective communication in both spoken and written English as well as strong motivation for the position.
 
1. Technical competencies
 
i. Professional experience in the area of chemistry (analytical, organic, polymer or food chemistry), dietary exposure (food composition database, food label information) or technology (food processing technology, food packaging technology or recycling technology);
 
ii. Generate, collect and collate evidence: ability to collect evidence (data and information) from various sources, using relevant methodologies. Understand and interpret reports in order to compile evidence (data and information);
 
iii. Analyse and interpret data with statistics: ability to prepare data sets for statistical analysis, understand and interpret the results;
 
iv. Perform scientific assessments, in particular related to food ingredients and food contact materials: experience with methodologies used for the appraisal, extraction and analysis of evidence. Integrate and weigh the evidence to draw conclusions with their related assumptions and uncertainties;
 
v. Write scientific documents: ability to draft clear, concise and structured scientific reports, opinions and guidance documents using the appropriate scientific terminology;
 
vi. Communicate scientific outputs: ability to convey technical scientific concepts and make them understandable to the target audience;
 
vii. Experiencing in managing scientific projects, ensuring on time delivery of project outputs.
 
2. Behavioural competencies
 
i. Work with others: Work confidently within a group and contribute to achieve the common goals, understanding own role and how it supports the team and the organisation; able to cooperate, listen actively, manage conflicts and motivate colleagues;
ii. Plan and measure for results: Set ambitious goals that exceed the targets and create plans to achieve them; ensure an efficient and responsible planning and management of resources;
iii. Focus on stakeholder needs: Committed to meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders; establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders and gain their trust and respect;
iv. Deal with ambiguity: Able to work constructively within unexpected and unpredictable situations and show resilience and composure, even in difficult or adverse circumstances; able to decide and act without having the total picture; accept constructive feedback in a positive manner;
v. Demonstrate political savvy and strategic agility: Look beyond the current situation and visualise what the future can bring with a keen sense for arising opportunities and good understanding of how and when to best pursue them; able to think in a creative and innovative way.
 
NOTE
 
Candidates are invited to read the ANNEX that represents an integral part of this vacancy and provides information on how to complete the application, the steps of the selection process and appeal procedures.
 
[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.

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