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Job vacancies

Working at the EMCDDA is mainly possible by applying to a call for application launched by the EMCDDA. Open vacancies are advertised on this page. Read our Guidelines on recruitment at the EMCDDA to better understand how recruitment processes work as well as some helpful information on how the EMCDDA will process your personal data in the context of a recruitment procedure.

Calls for application

Below you can find information on any job vacancies currently being advertised by the EMCDDA.

To apply for job vacancies or consult any previous calls for applications, please use the EMCDDA E-Recruitment system >>

Reference Vacancy Contract Closing date Status
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Head of Public health unit Temporary agent (M/F) AD 10 28.04.2017 Open
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Scientific analyst on new psychoactive substances Contract agent (M/F) FGIV 28.04.2017 Open
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MONITORING NEW DRUGS Traineeship offer (M/F) 04.12.2016 Selection procedure concluded
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COMMUNICATION Traineeship offer (M/F) 04.12.2016 Selection procedure concluded
SNE.2016.02 Scientific analyst on law enforcement
- Call for expressions of interest
- Application form
Seconded National Expert (SNE) 14.12.2016 at 23h59, Lisbon time Concluded
Previous Calls for application

Data protection

All personal data collected for these recruitment process will only be used for the purposes of these procedure and will in no case be transmitted to any third party. Any data provided will be treated in the strictest confidence and with high standards of security. All documents provided to the EMCDDA during these recruitment procedure will be kept in the EMCDDA’s files and will not be returned to applicants. Application documents will only be kept for as long as it is mandatory to fulfil the requirements of existing auditing/control procedures applicable to the EMCDDA.



The EMCDDA will offer traineeships to graduates to fill the positions advertised. Applicants to a traineeship shall apply through the EMCDDA e-recruitment application, accessible on this link: https://e-recruitment.emcdda.europa.eu. Please note that to make an EMCDDA on-line application you will need to create your EMCDDA profile using a valid e-mail address and a password. The deadline for applications is 04.12.2016 (23h59, Lisbon time). See here for information on the EMCDDA's traineeship policy.

NOTE: We plan to offer six paid traineeships for a period of eight months each. However, the EMCDDA cannot guarantee at this stage that all traineeship vacancies will be covered or that they will be paid. Therefore, the details below are for information and will only be confirmed at the time of the offer.

Seconded national experts

The EMCDDA promotes the exchange of professional experience in the drugs policy area by temporarily recruiting Seconded national experts, benefiting from their professional knowledge and experience, in particular in areas where such expertise is not readily available. The Agency has adopted the EMCDDA provisions for the use of Seconded national experts. Vacancies are published under Job vacancies, above.

Interim contracts

A procurement process is going to be carried out by the EMCDDA, together with the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), for the provision of interim personnel services. The outcome of this process is expected for the second half of 2017 and will be published in this webpage.

Spontaneous applications

The EMCDDA can only consider applications submitted in the framework of a published vacancy notice. Please note that the EMCDDA is unable to consider any unsolicited applications whether received by post or by e-mail. Unsolicited applications will not receive any response and will be destroyed.


Page last updated: Friday, 21 April 2017