Scientific Assistant 02.08.2019

  • Added Date: Thursday, 11 July 2019
  • Deadline Date: Friday, 02 August 2019

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Who we are

With over 2000 staff representing all its 47 member States, the Council of Europe is a multicultural organisation. We all strive towards protecting human rights, democracy and the rule of law and our three core values - professionalism, integrity and respect - guide the way we work.

Your role You will perform a combination of the following tasks:  participate in the validation of applications for certificates of suitability to the monographs of the European Pharmacopoeia (CEPs) at receipt, check their acceptability; monitor applications and prepare CEPs;  participate in the scientific evaluation of revisions of CEP applications in accordance with technical rules and guidelines (general and specific monographs of the European Pharmacopoeia, guidelines adopted by the Steering Committee of the Certification procedure, ICH and EU);  provide technical support to the EDQM inspection programme of manufacturers of active substances; gather data on manufacturing sites and ensure the links between the evaluation and inspection activities;

What we are looking for As a minimum you must:

 have a higher education degree or qualification in a relevant area (for example: pharmacy, chemistry, biochemistry, food science);  have a short professional experience (minimum 6 months) in at least one of the following areas: - methods of synthesis or physicochemical analysis of pharmaceutical substances or medicinal products, acquired either at university (e.g. during Ph.D. studies), in the pharmaceutical industry, an official medicines control laboratory or a similar organisation; - scientific evaluation of marketing authorisation applications of medicinal products with a focus on the Common Technical Document (CTD) Module 3.2.S or Active Substance Master Files (ASMFs) in a licensing authority; - gathering, and analysing scientific data, reporting on quality data relevant to marketing authorisation applications (CTD Module 3.2.S or ASMFs) for submission to competent authorities including experience in ensuring compliance with regulations during the preparation of submissions;

have a very good knowledge of one of the Council of Europe’s official languages (English) and knowledge of the other (French);  be a citizen of one of the 47 member States of the Council of Europe;  be under 65 years of age at the closing date of this vacancy notice and be eligible for employment under Turnover Profile (specific conditions below).

What we offer If successful, you may be offered employment based on renewable fixed-term contracts for a maximum cumulated duration of 5 years at grade B4. In Strasbourg, you will receive a basic monthly gross salary of € 3 900 which is exempt from national income tax. This salary may be supplemented by other allowances depending on your personal situation and you will be affiliated to a Council of Europe pension scheme. You will also benefit from private medical insurance, 32 working days leave per year and other benefits (including flexible working hours, training and development etc.).

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