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SNE/Antimicrobial Resistance

Type of position:  Seconded National Expert
Job Type:  22 August 2022 23:59 CEST

Type of position: Seconded National Expert 

Job title: SNE/Antimicrobial Resistance

Deadline for applications: 22 August 2022 23:59 CEST 


The European Medicines Agency is a decentralized body of the European Union with all its offices and Headquarters based in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Its core responsibility is the protection and promotion of public health through the evaluation and supervision of medicines.


We are looking for National experts on secondment. This means staff from other European public-sector bodies can work at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) for short periods of time through the national expert on secondment (SNE) programme. The aim of this programme is to enhance and develop the relationship between European public administrations.


SNEs serve a dual role: they bring their expertise to EMA and take back to their home administration the knowledge acquired during their period of secondment. SNEs remain in the service of their employer. Secondment is not equivalent to employment, nor does it lead to employment by EMA. Periods of secondment may last between six months and two years. This is renewable once or more, up to a total of four years.


This announcement is governed by the Rules governing the secondment of national experts. For further information please visit our Careers portal.



About this position:

We are looking for a specialist with experience in antimicrobial use in animals and related data collection to join the dynamic antimicrobial resistance team in the Veterinary Risk and Surveillance Service. You will be responsible for providing scientific advice and support on topics relating to the use of antimicrobials in animals. This may include the collection and analysis of data on antimicrobial medicinal products used in animals, in particular the implementation of Article 57 of Regulation (EU) 2019/6 on veterinary medicinal products, and other related activities including for scientific quality assurance.

In this post you will:

Provide scientific expertise and regulatory and/or procedural support in relation to any of the following areas:

  • To provide support on the collection of data on antimicrobial medicinal products used in animals and in particular those related to the implementation of Article 57 of Regulation (EU) 2019/6 on veterinary medicinal products;
  • Support improvements of the European Surveillance of Veterinary Antimicrobial Consumption (ESVAC) activity, including IT related subjects or e.g. the population correction unit, in particular for use data;
  • Help in the development of the report on the use of antimicrobial veterinary medicinal products, performing data analysis, supporting the drafting of the report and carry out quality assurance with a view to establishing appropriate analysis of use data;
  • Collaborate on the organisation of the ESVAC annual network meeting;
  • Support development and ensure quality control for guidelines (including ESVAC guidelines), other guidance and other related documents, as required, with a focus on data on use of antimicrobials in animals.

You will also need:

  • A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three years attested by a diploma;

 Field of study 

  • Life Sciences (e.g. pharmacy, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, veterinary medicine, microbiology, data management).


  • 3 years from the time when a university degree was awarded on completion of a minimum of three years of study of working experience in the field of microbiology and/or antimicrobial resistance development, preferably in the veterinary field.  Experience may be at policy level (addressing AMR in a comprehensive, one health approach) or in field or laboratory work related to antimicrobial resistance.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Work experience in collection, management, analysis and reporting of data on use of antimicrobial in animals;
  • Knowledge and understanding of the EU veterinary medicines regulation and the regulatory framework for veterinary medicinal products in the EU;
  • Critical review and drafting of scientific and regulatory documents for expert and lay audiences;
  • Organisational skills;
  • Communication skills;
  • Presenting scientific, or regulatory matters at a high level (including experts);
  • Proficient in the MS Office suite.

Nice to have:


  • Masters in a relevant field of study (Medicine or Life sciences); 
  • Masters in microbiology.

Field of study     

  • Scientific background relevant to perform the role.


  • Experience in monitoring of use of antimicrobials in animals and surveillance of antimicrobial resistance, e.g. through national post-marketing surveillance;
  • Experience in working with stakeholders (industry and national/international authorities);
  • Experience of working in an international environment.

Skills & Knowledge

  • Understanding and work experience with databases and data analytical tools;
  • Good knowledge of the European pharmaceutical regulatory environment; 
  • Documented experience in liaising with regulatory authorities and public health authorities;
  • Project management.



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Serving a population of 500 million citizens, we promote and protect public animal health in EU Member States, as well as the countries of the European Economic Area, by ensuring that all medicines available on the EU market are safe, effective and of high quality. 

What do we offer?

  • Meaningful work contributing to protecting the health of every individual and animal in Europe within multinational, multidisciplinary team
  • Development opportunities (e.g. internal mobility, mentoring, peer coaching, career reflection programme, etc.)
  • Work-life balance (flexible working arrangements, teleworking, generous annual leave plus official holidays)


(applicable only to Temporary and Contract vacancies) 

  • Initial 5 year contract with competitive monthly tax-free salary and household & children’s allowances (where applicable)
  • Privileges for expatriate staff including expatriation and education allowances (where appropriate) and additional home leave
  • Relocation assistance
  • Excellent  health insurance scheme and social benefits
  • Retirement Pension Plan 

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