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Biological Hazards and Contaminants Scientific Research Officer (EU Agency) - Rf. 37/2021

by:  Randstad Italia spa

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Would you like to take the opportunity to work for a European Agency based in Parma, Italy? If you have a good proficiency in English and knowledge of epidemiology, antimicrobial resistance and food-borne pathogens this could be your chance to work in a multicultural and dynamic environment.

We are looking for a Biological Hazards and Contaminants Scientific Research Officer.

Job responsibilities:

  • Support the team during multi-country foodborne outbreaks, in the evaluation of data, including epidemiological, traceability and molecular typing data, for the production of Rapid Outbreak Assessments and Joint Notification Summaries;
  • Contribute to the validation and assessment of data on zoonoses, foodborne outbreaks and antimicrobial resistance in order to prepare background information to be included in the documents mentioned above;
  • Provide scientific and administrative support to the activities of the respective panel and working groups (i.e. preparation of working documents, scientific opinions, etc.);
  • Contribute to data collection and collation aimed at preparing scientific materials;
  • Contribute to analyse and evaluate data for preparing working documents related to the scientific assessment;
  • Contribute to draft and review scientific outputs through the provision of evidence-based risk assessment.

Skills and knowledge required:

  • Excellent knowledge of English (at least B2 level); 
  • Between 2 and 4 years of relevant working experience;
  • Experience in generating, collecting and collating evidence, as well as in writing and reviewing scientific documents, analyzing and interpreting data with statistics;
  • Knowledge of antimicrobial resistance, epidemiology, food-borne pathogens, zoonoses surveillance, food hygiene, molecular typing, risk assessment methodology, food-borne outbreak investigation;
  • Working with others, analysis and problem solving.

Assignment: initial contract 3 months, with possibility of extensions. Expected duration of assignment 1 year. 
Salary: between €1800 and €3000 per month before taxes depending on years of experience.
Work modalities: initially working remotely (from Italy only), relocation to Parma required in the future.

To apply for this position, please send your English CV to

List of restrictions that apply to this job offer:

Being EU national or a non-EU national holding a permit of stay in Italy.

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