Are you ready to play a crucial role in developing and maintaining monographs and texts of the European Pharmacopoeia in the fields of biological products and microbiology by providing scientific advice, guidance and support? Do you think you have the necessary mix of scientific, relationship building and project management skills needed to facilitate the preparation of the European Pharmacopoeia texts with groups of experts? The European Pharmacopoeia texts are legally binding – are you able to ensure quality in all aspects of your work? If the answer is yes, do not miss the opportunity to join our team!
As Scientific Programme Manager, you will act as “technical secretariat” for the preparation of the Ph. Eur. texts
(monographs and general chapters) in the field of biological products and methods used for their analyses, including
microbiological methods. In particular, you will:
provide scientific assistance and advice to the Ph. Eur. groups of experts and working parties (including their Chairs)
and members of the Ph. Eur. Commission;
prepareworking documents and reports of a high technical quality forthe groups of experts and working parties, including
reviewingtheappropriatenessofdocuments submitted by experts fromindustry, academia and/or any relevant authorities;
coordinate collaborative laboratory studies and analyse data in areas of technical or scientific expertise; evaluate and
analyse scientific reports and identify next steps and key challenges;
facilitate consultations and exchanges of views to find common solutions
What we are looking for
As a minimum, you must:
hold a higher education degree or qualification in pharmacy, biology, chemistry or a similar domain;
have at least 4 years’ experience in methods applied in the quality control of biological substances for pharmaceutical
use or biological medicinal products acquired in a licensing authority, in an official medicines control laboratory, at
university (e.g. during PhD studies), in an analogous organisation or in the private sector;
have a very good knowledge of one of the Council of Europe’s official languages (English) and basic knowledge of the
other (French) or capacity to acquire the knowledge while on the post;
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.
What we offer
If successful, you may be offered employment based on renewable fixed-term contracts at grade A1/A2, depending on your
previous professional experience. In Strasbourg, you will receive a basic monthly gross salary of €4 600 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, possibility of teleworking, etc.).
This recruitment is carried out in accordance with Article 15.b of the Regulations on Appointments (Appendix II to the
Staff Regulations), which foresees renewable employment on fixed-term contracts. Details on conditions of employment
(including probationary period, salaries, allowances, pension scheme and social insurance) can be consulted on our recruitment
website. Any changes to these conditions during the recruitment process are updated on this site and will apply at the time of
the job offer.
If your profile matches our needs and you are not recruited straight away, you may be placed on a reserve list, valid for a
maximum of four years.