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EFSA - European Food Safety Authority

Call for Expressions of Interest for Membership of the Scientific Panels and the Scientific Committee of EFSA 2017

EFSA - European Food Safety Authority

Parma, Italy

A great opportunity to make the difference in scientific excellence.

Are you an experienced scientist seeking to make a difference to people’s lives through your scientific excellence? Do you want to contribute to protecting public health in Europe, working together with the brightest scientific experts of Europe to reach a common goal? Would you like to harness your passion for science by working for the cornerstone of scientific risk assessment in Europe?

This call is addressed to scientists wishing to be considered for membership of either the Scientific Committee (SC) of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) or one of EFSA’s Scientific Panels, namely: Animal Health and Welfare (AHAW), Biological Hazards (BIOHAZ), Contaminants in the Food Chain (CONTAM), Additives and Products or Substances used in Animal Feed (FEEDAP), Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO), Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA), Plant Health (PLH), Plant Protection Products and their Residues (PPR), Food Additives and Flavourings (FAF), Food Contact Materials, Enzymes and Processing Aids (CEP).

The role of Members of EFSA’s Scientific Panels and Scientific Committee

Members of the Scientific Committee and Scientific Panels are experienced, independent scientists selected and appointed in accordance with EFSA’s Founding Regulation and rules. They are entrusted with the following responsibilities:

  • Be responsible for the timely preparation, discussion and adoption of scientific opinions, guidance documents and statements of the Scientific Panel and/or the Scientific Committee and for the activities of their working groups;
  • Contribute to independent scientific advice on matters falling within the remit of the Scientific Panel and/or of the Scientific Committee as needed;
  • Contribute to the consistency of EFSA’s scientific assessment approaches and work in close cooperation with the other Scientific Panels and the Scientific Committee;
  • Ensure adherence to sector specific and horizontal EFSA guidance documents and relevant EU legislation.

Members of the Scientific Committee/Panels are expected to work in cooperation, have a high degree of professional ethics and integrity and foster innovation towards scientific excellence.

Deadline for sending applications: 8 September 2017 at midnight (local time, CET).

For more information and to apply, please click here.

The text of this call is available in all EU official languages in the Official Journal of the European Union here.

Don't forget to mention EuroScienceJobs when applying.

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