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SNE/Scientific Committee Manager

Type of position:  Seconded National Expert
Job Type:  15 September 2022 23:59 CET

Type of position: Seconded National Expert 

Job title: SNE/Scientific Committee Manager

Deadline for applications: 15 September 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 position

The European Medicines Agency is looking for a Seconded National Expert (SNE) with experience in the area of herbal medicinal products including quality and safety evaluation as well as the regulatory framework for registration and authorisation of herbal medicinal products in the EU.
As part of the Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) secretariat within the committee support service, the Scientific Committee manager SNE will co-ordinate and supervise the operation of committee meetings and activities, as well as the publication of scientific opinions and guidance documents. She/he will support best practices for the committees’ activities and will provide direct expertise and competence in specific technical areas as well as cooperation with associated operational areas of the Agency and relevant scientific leaders.
More information about the Committee and its work can be found on our public website:


In this post you will:

  • Support the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) and relevant subgroups including meeting preparation, agenda compilation, meeting schedule management and evaluation of potential conflict of interest of participants;
  • Ensure adherence to the Rules of Procedure, record discussion outcomes and compile minutes and generate and maintain relevant templates;
  • Ensure scientific and regulatory consistency of opinions/recommendations of the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (HMPC) in co-operation with other internal functions;
  • Review scientific and regulatory content and supervise the editing of opinions/recommendations of the Committee on Herbal Medicinal Products (monographs, list entries, guidance documents);
  • Prepare and publish HMPC related documents and to ensure appropriate coordination such as between scientific committees and for the committee work plan.

Apply if you have these 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.



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 Science 
  • Additional qualification in a discipline related to medicinal product evaluation and regulation including quality control, toxicology, safety assessment, regulatory affairs, pharmacovigilance


Critical Skills and Experience 

  • At least 3 years of experience in the assessment of medicinal products, preferably herbal products
  • Work experience in regulatory authorities and/or pharmaceutical industry





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  • 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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