Short-Term Study Visits in the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA)

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The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the Agency of the European Union responsible for the risk assessment regarding food and feed safety in Europe, offers the opportunity of undertaking a paid traineeship as well as an unpaid short-term study visit, depending on your motivation and objectives.

Whatā€™s in it for you?

An opportunity to PhD researchers, young graduates and students to have their first experience in a European organisation committed to risk assessment regarding food and feed safety in Europe.

EFSA is interested in helping young researchers to conduct interesting scientific projects.

Depending on EFSAā€™s availability and opportunities, you could have the occasion to develop your expertise in a scientific and active multicultural environment.

What is the work like?

The content of your short-term study visit depends on the Unit/Team you are assigned to. You may do your research in the field of Animal and Plant Health, Food Ingredients, Pesticides, GMO, Emerging Risks, Nutrition, Methodological support etc.

To get a better overview, consultĀ EFSAā€™s organisational structureĀ andĀ EFSAā€™s Scientific Panels and UnitsĀ or theĀ Single Programming DocumentĀ Ā .

Eligibility

Nationality: We welcome applications from nationals of EU Member States, including Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland and of candidatesā€™ countries benefiting from a pre-accession strategy. A limited number of nationals of non-Member States are also accepted according to available resources and in accordance with the operational priorities of EFSA.

English: An important eligibility criterion is a good knowledge of English (minimum level: B2 according toĀ CEFR).

Degree:

  • STSV: you should be a PhD researcher, a young university graduate or a University student.

Benefits

STSV: this programme is unpaid; EFSA suggests you to check with your University about the possibility to obtain a fellowship for funding your research or project.

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