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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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Verifying officer Temporary agent (M/F) AD 6 26.06.2020 Open
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Scientific writer and policy analyst Temporary agent (M/F) AD 6 24.07.2020 Open
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Scientific Coordination (SDI) Traineeship offer (M/F) 29.02.2020 Applications under assessment
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Public Health Unit (HEA) Traineeship offer (M/F) 29.02.2020 Applications under assessment
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Risks to Public Safety and Security Unit (SAS) Traineeship offer (M/F) 29.02.2020 Applications under assessment
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Driver Contract agent (M/F) FGI 28.03.2020 Applications under assessment
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Scientific agent Contract agent (M/F) FGIII 28.04.2020 Applications under assessment
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Administrative assistant Temporary agent (M/F) AST 2 08.05.2020 Applications under assessment
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 offers 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. 

Note: Traineeship positions are now open. Deadline for applications is 29.02.2020 (23h59, WET/Lisbon).
See here for information on the EMCDDA's traineeship policy.

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

The EMCDDA has a framework contract with the following agency of interim services, until March 2020.

TALENTER Concept Store
Rua do Alecrim, 28 B
1200-018 Lisboa
T. +351 213 407 510
F. +351 213 407 511
E-mail contact

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: Wednesday, 29 January 2020