The European Medicines Agency (EMA) operates a trainee programme. The programme gives trainees an understanding of the Agency and its role within the activities of the European Union (EU) and provides professional experience in a working environment.
The trainee programme is aimed at university graduates and at people at the beginning of a new professional career.
Successful candidates will typically have a background relating to the activities of the Agency, such as:
- life sciences;
- information technology.
The Agency also welcomes applications from qualified lawyers with an interest in pharmaceutical regulatory affairs and recently qualified candidates with an interest in human resources, budget and accounts. Candidates with a background in communications, public relations or the web can also apply, as well as people with a background in library and information science.
Trainees must be nationals of an EU Member State, Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway, or of a candidate country benefiting from a pre-accession strategy.
- Possession of a university degree or equivalent at the time of applying
- A good command of English and one or more other official EU languages
The Agency pays a maintenance grant of £1350 net per month.
It also pays a travel allowance to compensate for moving and other costs at the start and end of the traineeship.
There is one traineeship intake per year starting in October.
Application deadline: 15 June 2014