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Jobs at the JRC

The JRC offers an enriching multi-cultural and multi-lingual work environment with lifelong learning and professional development opportunities.

Do you want EU policies and laws to be informed by the best scientific evidence available? Do you have a strong background in research? Are you ready to apply your scientific expertise to support EU policies?

At the JRC you can expect to apply your scientific work to policy questions. You will be part of a stimulating multi-cultural environment and receive a competitive remuneration package. We at the JRC support a diverse, inclusive and flexible working environment.

Join with 2000 researchers at the JRC in Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, and the Netherlands (see JRC sites across Europe).


We offer vacancies for various career profiles in different positions on our external staff recruitment application (ESRA).

Find vacancies on ESRA

Career profiles

At the EU institutions, bodies and agencies you can pursue different career options according to your professional aspirations and educational background.

The JRC’s recruitment focuses predominantly on researchers linked to the main activities of the organisation.

Opportunities exist also in other career profiles such as

  • secretarial
  • financial
  • legal
  • communication
  • information technology
  • safety
  • site service and maintenance

Staff categories

Discover more about the various opportunities and staff categories available at the JRC.

Information for JRC newcomers

The JRC for HR welcome office is there to help successful applicants, newcomers. 

For example, the welcome office

  • facilitate the relocation to the hosting country.
  • provides an induction programme for newcomers upon their arrival.

EPSO and EU Careers

The European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) provides the EU institutions with the workforce that best matches their needs. This is accomplished by deploying high quality, efficient and effective selection procedures, together with an innovative approach.

For more information, including upcoming competitions

Visit the EU Careers website.

Learn more about different career options, how to apply for vacancies and the tests you may need to pass in order to get a job with the EU institutions.

See also Jobs at the European Commission for an overview.

Contact our human resource staff

Human resource for JRC

Human resource for Contract Agent recruitment

Human resource for Seconded National Experts

Human resource for Officials & Temporary Agents

Information for newcomers (successful applicants)