EU’s top research lab has 270 available jobs

30 Sep 2010

A competition that aims to recruit about 270 vacancies for science researchers at the EU’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has just been launched.

The recruitment process is competition based, so candidates are forewarned that they will have to sit and pass various tests, while knowledge of a second language is essential.

The European Commission’s JRC is a reference centre of science and technology for the EU – operating in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain and the Netherlands – with a staff of more than 2,700 employees.

On the lookout

The JRC is on the lookout for researchers with “the right blend of competence, experience and language skills to work at the cutting edge of scientific and technological developments supporting EU policies,” according to its website.

In order to enhance its scientific support to EU policy making, the JRC is looking for scientists in the following fields: chemistry, biology and health sciences, physics, structural mechanics, quantitative policy analysis, spatial sciences, environmental sciences, energy sciences, and communication/information technology.

Registration for the competition will be open from 30 September to 4 November 2010.

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