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Public Health: Food Safety

The European Commission is looking for highly-talented food safety experts specialised in either policy and legislation or audit, inspection and evaluation.

Working primarily within the Health and Consumers Directorate-General of the European Commission, not only will you be helping to make Europe's 500 million citizens healthier, safer and more confident, you will also take part in shaping Europe's 'farm to fork' policy. This means getting your hands on some of the most challenging and rewarding opportunities out there.

To join us in one of these roles, you should have a strong academic background in a relevant subject, such as veterinary medicine, agriculture, environmental health, food chemistry, nutrition, pharmacology or biology.

For the policy officer role, you will need to have at least three years' experience in the food safety, nutrition, animal health, animal welfare or plant health fields, focusing mainly on developing policy or legislation, and managing or implementing existing legislation.

For the audit/inspection/evaluation role, you will need at least six years' experience in similar roles, with particular emphasis on conducting audit, inspection and evaluation. Experience in the implementation of related EU legislation, or of relevant quality management systems would be an asset. We are also looking for those with experience in audit, inspection and evaluation in the area of active pharmaceutical ingredients, medical devices and clinical trials for human medicines.

If you want a truly rewarding job where you can make a real difference, then this is your chance to build your career and multi-national experience right at the heart of the action. Our policy officers are based mainly in Brussels or Luxembourg and our inspectors/auditors work out of the Food and Veterinary Office in Grange (Ireland), but our work extends throughout Europe and the world. Our auditors/inspectors, in particular, travel extensively in the course of their duties.

Open for applications on: 18 April 2013
Deadline for applications: 22 May 2013, 12.00 (Brussels time)


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