Why work for EMA

Working with talented colleagues from across Europe, a career at the European Medicines Agency (EMA) offers a diverse and stimulating working environment in a wide range of regulatory, scientific, communication, information technology (IT) and corporate support roles.

Whatever your role, you will contribute to our collective effort to promote and protect human and animal health in Europe, at the core of the European medicines regulatory network -  a unique regulatory setting where new challenges and opportunities constantly arise.

EMA will offer you the opportunity to develop professionally and personally, while enjoying attractive benefits and a healthy work-life balance. We believe in enhancing and retaining talent through stable contracts of up to five years initial duration, diverse training opportunities, flexible working arrangements and a comprehensive welfare package.

  • Equal opportunities

    EMA does not discriminate against anyone because of sex, race, colour, ethnic or social origin, genetic features, language, religion or belief, political or any other opinion, membership of a national minority, property, birth, disability, age or sexual orientation.

    You will be given an equal opportunity to demonstrate your abilities during selection procedures and on the job.

  • Unlocking your potential further: learning and development

    EMA offers prospects for broadening your skill-set and progressing in your chosen field, including access to a wide range of online and in-class professional training opportunities and language courses.

  • Living in Amsterdam

    Our host city, Amsterdam, is a lively, cultural and bicycle-friendly city, with a good internal transport network and excellent links with other European cities. The city has a lot to offer to staff and their families in terms of entertainment and quality of life. It continues to rank highly among the world’s most attractive and friendliest cities for expats to live and work.

  • Work-life balance

    EMA fosters a supportive and healthy work environment that enables staff members to have balance between work and personal responsibilities. We offer:

    • flexible working hours;
    • teleworking;
    • part-time working;
    • maternity and paternity leave.