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Scientific Officer – Animal Nutrition and Production

Italy (Italy)

  • Organization: EFSA - European Food Safety Authority
  • Location: Italy (Italy)
  • Grade: FG I, Function Group 1, Contract Agent - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Nutrition
    • Animal Health and Veterinary
    • Scientist and Researcher
  • Closing Date:

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Scientific Officer – Animal Nutrition and Production
EFSA/F/4/2021/05
 
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), based in Parma, Italy 
is looking for a 
Scientific Officer –Animal Nutrition and Production
(Contract Agent, Function Group IV) 
 
Please send us your application by no later than 9 November 2021 at 23:59 (local time), following the instructions in the ANNEX
 
The purpose of this call is to establish a talent pool (reserve list) that may be used for the recruitment of staff when a position becomes available and will be valid until 31/12/2022. The validity of the talent pool may be extended.
 
 IS THIS JOB FOR YOU?
EFSA is looking for scientists with a passion for performing/analysing studies in target animals (e.g. pigs, poultry, ruminants, pets & fish), able to contribute to a positive environment for scientific cooperation.

If you are looking for an interesting and challenging opportunity in a leading organisation, then do not hesitate and send us your application still today!

Your key responsibilities

The successful candidate will work under the responsibility of the Head of Unit/Team Leader and will be responsible for the following tasks:

• Contribute to the delivery of EFSA scientific outputs via working groups and the FEEDAP Panelin accordance to the administrative rules and procedures of the Authority 
• Perform the assessment of tolerance and efficacy studies including the statistical analysis for feed additive dossiers;
• Manage internal projects, grants and procurements in the field of animal nutrition and production;
• Interact with European, national and international stakeholders related to the scientific activities of the organisation.

 
WHY EFSA?
You will play an active role in an organisation that makes a difference to the lives of 445 million EU citizens.
EFSA employs around 600 staff members, and its Scientific Committee and Panels engage highly qualified and independent scientific experts. Every position within EFSA plays an important part in creating an inspirational environment in which to work and develop.
EFSA’s standards and values are driven by ethics and integrity and all staff is expected to act in a manner consistent with its principles, including fairness, transparency and impartiality in work practices and conduct towards other people.
As an EFSA staff member, you will have the chance to make a difference to European food safety working in an international and dynamic environment. You will also be able to participate in several valuable networking opportunities across Europe.
Furthermore, you will be joining EFSA at an exciting time as we are implementing the Transparency Regulation: EFSA expanded its mandate and will grow considerably over the next few years.
To find out more about EFSA, visit us at www.efsa.europa.eu.
 
WHAT CAN WE OFFER YOU?
Life in Parma
 
Parma is a lively city of around 200.000 inhabitants located in the Italian region of Emilia-Romagna and ranked as one of the most liveable cities in Italy. Its centre is rich in art, with architecture from different periods and plenty of parks. Parma is famous for its food, surrounding picturesque countryside and medieval castles. It is strategically located between major cities like Milano and Bologna and within reachable distance from ski resorts, seaside and mountains.
 
Salary and benefits
 
EFSA can offer the selected candidate a contract of 5 years with the possibility of renewal.
In duly justified cases, EFSA may decide to conclude contracts with a limited perspective in time due to temporary and specific needs. More information can be found on the Notice on policy of the duration of staff contracts at EFSA via the following link.
The successful candidate will be recruited as Contract Agent Function Group IV with the basic salary starting from € 3.531 monthly, subject to an annual review of remuneration provided for in Article 65(1) of the Staff Regulations.
 
In addition to the basic salary, EFSA offers a range of benefits:
 
  • Various allowances to which the successful jobholder may be entitled, such as a household allowance, expatriation allowance (16% of basic salary), dependent child allowance and education allowance. The salary is subject to a Community tax deducted at source and staff members are exempt from national taxation.
  • Wide range of leaves (e.g. annual leave, parental leave, public holidays) and flexible working hours. Besides working in EFSA’s modern headquarter located in the heart of Parma, staff members are also offered the possibility to telework up to 50% of working time.
  • A comprehensive welfare package including pension scheme, medical, accident and occupational disease insurance coverage, unemployment and invalidity allowance, and travel insurance. Further information regarding rights, conditions of employment and benefits can be found at the following links:
 
WHAT ARE THE SELECTION REQUIREMENTS?
 
You must satisfy the following requirements on the closing date for submission of your application:
 
I. Eligibility criteria
 
1.General requirements
 
•Be national of a Member State of the European Union, Iceland or Norway; 
•Enjoy full rights as a citizen;
•Have fulfilled any obligations imposed by laws concerning military service;
•Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post;[1]
•Have a thorough knowledge of one of the EU official languages and a satisfactory knowledge of another EU language;
•Meet the character requirements for the duties involved.
 
2.Qualifications
 

A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three (3) years attested by a diploma[2] in one of the following fields: veterinary medicine, veterinary science, animal sciences, biology, toxicology, bio-veterinary sciences or related areas related to animal studies.
 

In case you do not fulfil all the eligibility criteria, your application will not be taken into consideration.

II.Selection criteria

 
The following competencies will be assessed throughout the different phases of the selection procedure. Candidates are also expected to demonstrate effective communication in both spoken and written English as well as strong motivation for the position.
 
1.Technical competencies
 

i. Professional experience in one or more of the following areas:
a. Animal nutrition 
b. Animal production

ii. Experience in performing scientific risk assessments of feed additives/feed materials for food-producing animals (including ruminants, pigs, poultry, fish) and/or pets, in particular tolerance studies in target species or efficacy studies;

iii. Experience in managing projects, in particular in the field of animal nutrition, animal production or risk assessment;

iv. Experience in drafting clear, concise and structured scientific publications or opinions in the field of animal nutrition and/or animal production;

v. Experience in communicating scientific outputs to different target audiences, 
conveying technical scientific concepts to internal and external stakeholders (both orally and in writing) and make them understandable to the target audience.

 
2.Behavioural competencies
 
i. Work with others: Work confidently within a group and contribute to achieve the common goals, understanding own role and how it supports the team and the organisation; able to cooperate, listen actively, manage conflicts and motivate colleagues;
ii. Plan and measure for results: Set ambitious goals that exceed the targets and create plans to achieve them; ensure an efficient and responsible planning and management of resources;
iii. Focus on stakeholder needs: Committed to meet the expectations and requirements of internal and external stakeholders; establish and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders and gain their trust and respect;
iv. Deal with ambiguity: Able to work constructively within unexpected and unpredictable situations and show resilience and composure, even in difficult or adverse circumstances; able to decide and act without having the total picture; accept constructive feedback in a positive manner;
v. Demonstrate political savvy and strategic agility: Look beyond the current situation and visualise what the future can bring with a keen sense for arising opportunities and good understanding of how and when to best pursue them; able to think in a creative and innovative way.
 
NOTE
 
Candidates are invited to read the ANNEX that represents an integral part of this vacancy and provides information on how to complete the application, the steps of the selection process and appeal procedures.
 
[1] Before appointment, a successful candidate shall be medically examined by an institution’s medical officer in order that the European Food Safety Authority may be satisfied that he/she fulfils the requirement of article 28(e) of the Staff Regulations of the Officials of the European Communities.
 
[2] Any academic qualification mentioned in the application form shall be duly supported by evidence (original or certified copies of e.g. diplomas, certification, etc.) Only qualifications issued by EU Member State authorities and qualifications recognised as equivalent by the relevant EU Member State authorities will be accepted. In instances where diplomas are obtained from a non-EU Member State, EFSA may request the candidate to provide a relevant document of comparability issued by a recognised authority.
We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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