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SNE/Expert in Cardiology, Paediatric Medicines Office

Type of position:  Seconded National Expert
Job Type:  3 October 2022 23:59 CET

Type of position: Seconded National Expert 

Job title: SNE/Expert in Cardiology, Paediatric Medicines Office

Deadline for applications: 3 October 2022 23:59 CET 


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 role


At the European Medicines Agency, you will provide your subject matter expertise in the area of "paediatric cardiology and cardiovascular diseases” across the medicine life-cycle, through contribution to development support and evaluation activities. You will primarily provide scientific support to the Paediatric Committee (PDCO) by preparing initial summary reports and managing procedures for Paediatric Investigation Plans (PIPs) in the area of paediatric cardiology. Furthermore, you will provide expert support to activities in scientific advice and medicines evaluation. In order to build up expertise you will participate in cross-agency scientific communities and, together with experienced Agency colleagues, develop and deliver a scientific training curriculum to EMA staff and the network (through EU-NTC).  


Job description


- Preparation of initial assessments of Paediatric Investigation Plans (PIPs) in the area of "paediatric cardiology and cardiovascular diseases” including regulatory-scientific management of paediatric regulatory procedures for PIPs, waivers, modification of agreed PIPs.
- Provision of subject matter expertise in the area of cardiology and cardiovascular diseases (for paediatric and adult conditions) across the medicine life-cycle, through contribution to development support and evaluation activities (e.g. peer review of assessments reports for scientific advice and evaluation activities) and contribution to relevant scientific meetings, as necessary
- Development and delivery of scientific training curriculum to EMA staff and the network (through EU-NTC)


Assessment Criteria



Eligibility criteria: 

•    Enjoy full rights as a citizen of a European Union Member State or Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway;
•    A thorough knowledge of English (at least level C1) and a satisfactory knowledge of another official language of the European Union (at least level B2);
•    Be currently employed in the public sector (such as a university, research institute, public hospital or regulatory body) in a European Union (EU) Member State and for the foreseeable time of the tenure as SNE remain in such employment.


Essential Criteria 

•    Graduate degree in medicine or other life science;
•    Relevant postgraduate training and experience in clinical paediatric cardiology ideally with experience in conducting/assessing clinical trials in children.


Critical skills

•    Proven experience in cardiology and cardiovascular diseases 
•    Experience in clinical trial methodology and biostatistics;
•    Knowledge of the regulatory framework applicable to paediatric medicines;
•    Strong organisational skills with the ability to work to demanding deadlines; 
•    Excellent communication skills with experience of working with numerous external stakeholder to achieve outcomes;
•    Can-do approach with effective problem-solving skills;
•    A team-player, willing to support colleagues across the whole team.



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  • Initial 5 year contract with competitive monthly tax-free salary and household & children’s allowances (where applicable)
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