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Research administrators for parliamentary research (m/f)

(contract staff members - function group IV)

The European Parliament is establishing a database of candidates for recruitment as research administrators (contract staff member - function group IV) for parliamentary research. The posts will be based in Brussels. However, missions may have to be undertaken to Parliament's other places of work.

A parliamentary research administrator will carry out, on the basis of the programmes drawn up and the priorities set by parliamentary bodies and their superiors, the following tasks:

• answer specific requests for information, analysis and research in respect of European Union policies made by individual Members or groups of Members or by a parliamentary body, in particular by drawing up appropriate notes,
• provide content relating to those policies for Parliament's external and in-house websites,
• liaise with counterpart services in the other European Union institutions and with external think tanks and research institutes.

To apply for this contract agent selection procedure, you must have completed university studies of at least 3 years' duration in one of the following areas: political science, economics, European studies, public administration, law, social sciences, international relations, natural sciences, statistics, history. Additionally you must have at least 3 years' professional experience relevant to the job description.

You must be a national of an EU country with a thorough knowledge of one of the EU's 24 official languages and a very good knowledge of English, French or German.

Initial basic monthly salaries will be set on the basis of each candidate's training and specific professional experience. Basic monthly salary (in EUR): Min 3.145 – Max 5.832.

Some 50 posts are available for 2014. Contracts will be concluded for an initial period of 1 year and may be renewed; their total duration may not exceed 6 years.

You can apply from: 26 February to 31 March 2014 (12:00 midday Brussels time).

This selection procedure is now closed for applications. Check here for current and upcoming competitions.


How does the European Parliament select and recruit?

Your application  will be screened on the basis of your qualifications and work experience, using the criteria set out in the call for expressions of interest below. The names of the 180 candidates who have obtained the highest number of points by the end of the selection procedure and who meet the general and specific conditions laid down in the call for expressions of interest will be entered in the database and will not be made public in any other form. The European Parliament will then be given access to the database. The results of the selection procedure will be published in the candidates' EPSO accounts.

If a contract becomes available, the recruiting services will consult the database and issue invitations to those candidates whose profiles most closely match the requirements of the post in question. These candidates will be asked to sit a drafting test and attend an interview in English, French or German (language 2). They will be asked to produce documents which prove that they meet all the conditions laid down in this call for expressions of interest.
On the basis of the outcome of the drafting test and the interview, candidates may be offered a post.  The contract will be drawn up in accordance with Articles 3a, 84 and 85 of the Conditions of Employment of Other Servants of the European Union (CEOS).

Inclusion of your name in the database is not a guarantee that you will be offered a job. Selection procedures for contract staff usually attract a large number of highly qualified candidates, many of whom then pass the procedure in question. Candidates should therefore be aware that the number of names in the database may exceed the number of persons the institution needs to recruit.

This selection procedure is organised by the European Parliament with technical support from the European Personnel Selection Office (EPSO). The database will only be used by the European Parliament.

For any questions regarding this procedure contact the specific mailbox for this procedure (