At the JRC, you will contribute to evidence-based policymaking to improve our society.
As a JRC employee, you will enjoy:
- a flexible work environment for a good work-life balance;
- dedicated support for you and your family, including relocation, childcare, schooling, transport and more;
- health insurance coverage for you and your family;
- learning opportunities.
Our headquarters are located in Brussels, but we have openings across our 6 sites across in 5 EU countries.
Permanent civil servant
Permanent civil servants (permanent staff) are members of the EU civil service appointed for an indefinite time. They constitute the core working force.
The recruitment of permanent staff is managed by the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO) through open competitions. On the EPSO page you can learn more about how to apply for vacancies and see the tests you may need to pass in order to get a job with the EU institutions.
Contract agents (CA) work for the EU on a fixed-term contract basis. At the JRC, we offer contract staff positions for researchers and for administrative/auxiliary staff in fields such as finance, communication, security, safety, legal affairs, ICT and more.
Seconded national experts
Seconded national experts (SNEs) are qualified civil servants from EU Member States who bring their expertise to the EU for a fixed period of time.
Vacancies for seconded national experts:
Please note: While the JRC is publishing vacancies for SNEs no applications should be sent to the JRC. Please contact your permanent representation, diplomatic mission of non-member country, EFTA secretariat or IGO administration.
Aimed at developing training, career development and mobility opportunities for researchers throughout their careers. The JRC offers contracts under the national employment law. There are currently 2 categories:
- Category 20 grantholder contracts: for students pursuing their PhD studies.
Open calls for PhDs candidates
- Category 40 grantholders contracts: for senior scientists in a field relevant to the JRC’s scientific activities (doctoral degree and 10 years of research experience or 15 years of research experience after a degree allowing access to doctoral studies).
Open calls for senior researchers.
The EC traineeships programmes offer recent graduates a chance to increase their professional skills, expand their network and enhance their knowledge of the EU. Traineeshipsoffer a great insight into the work of the EU civil service and are available in a wide range of fields.
JRC scientific trainees
Twice a year, the JRC offers paid traineeships in a multi-disciplinary research environment. The traineeship sessions generally start in March and October of each year and run for a fixed period of 5 months.
Information for newcomers
Contact our Human Resources Unit
- HR-JRCec [dot] europa [dot] eu
- Human Resources for JRC
- HR-JRC-OFFICIALS-TEMPORARY-AGENTSec [dot] europa [dot] eu
- Human Resources for Officials & Temporary Agents
- HR-JRC-CONTRACT-STAFF-RECRUITMENTec [dot] europa [dot] eu
- Human Resources for Contract Agents
- HR-JRC-ENDec [dot] europa [dot] eu
- Human Resources for Seconded National Experts
- HR-JRC-ISPRA-TRAINEESec [dot] europa [dot] eu
- Human resources for trainees
- HR-JRC-ISPRA-WELCOMEec [dot] europa [dot] eu
- Information for newcomers (successful applicants), JRC ISPRA