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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 to our open job vacancies please use the EMCDDA E-Recruitment system >>

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Scientific analyst/writer Temporary agent (M/F) AD 6 17.07.2015 Applications under assessment
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Traineeship - Monitoring new drugs Traineeship offer (M/F) 15.01.2015 Selection procedure concluded
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Traineeship - Interventions Traineeship offer (M/F) 15.01.2015 Selection procedure concluded
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Traineeship - Data management Traineeship offer (M/F) 15.01.2015 Selection procedure concluded
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Traineeship - Environmental Policy Traineeship offer (M/F) 15.01.2015 Selection procedure concluded
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Traineeship - Support to Scientific division Traineeship offer (M/F) 15.01.2015 Selection procedure concluded
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Head of Financial Management Sector Inter-agency job market (M/F) AD 8-10 22.05.2015 Selection procedure concluded
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Planning and scientific agent Contract agent (M/F) FGIII 8 29.06.2015 Selection procedure concluded
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Scientific analyst on drug use and the drug problem Temporary agent (M/F) AD 5 13.07.2015 Selection procedure concluded
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Director Temporary agent (M/F) AD14 five-year contract 20.02.2015, 12h00 (CET) Selection procedure 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 has a traineeships programme. This programme gives trainees an understanding of the agency and its role within the activities of the European Union. It also enables them to acquire practical knowledge of the work at the EMCDDA and to obtain professional experience in the course of their work. Training periods last at least three, and at most, eight months. Traineeship vacancies are published annually by the end of the year.

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 third quarter of 2015 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: Tuesday, 29 September 2015