EFSA searching for scientific experts

Last updated:
3 August 2017
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EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) has invited scientists with expertise in food and feed safety related issues to apply to join its ten Scientific Panels and its Scientific Committee. The call for experts closes on 8 September 2017.

The EFSA Scientific Panels and the Scientific Committee provide high-quality independent scientific advice for political decision-makers in Europe.

Candidate requirements

EFSA is looking for over 200 experts who will carry out scientific assessments and develop related assessment methodologies. The candidates should have a university degree and at least seven years of professional experience in the following disciplines: genetics, ecology, plant sciences, veterinary science, zoology, toxicology, nutrition, human medicine, biology, chemistry, mathematics/statistics/biostatistics, food/feed technology, pharmacology, exposure assessment, epidemiology and regulatory science.

They are also expected to be experienced in one or more of the following areas:

  • developing guidance for scientific assessment
  • generating, collecting and collating evidence
  • performing scientific assessments
  • writing and reviewing scientific documents
  • communicating scientific outputs to different target audiences
  • managing projects and chair meetings

How to apply

Applications should be submitted by 8 September 2017 via the Experts’ EFSA webpage, which also provides more detailed information on the call.