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Join EFSA's Scientific Committee and Panels - Open Call for Scientific Experts

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has published a call for expressions of interest (Ref. EFSA/E/2023/01) for the renewal of its Scientific Panels and the Scientific Committee in 2024.

EFSA plays a vital role in ensuring the safety of the food supply for European consumers. Their Scientific Committee and Panels provide independent scientific advice on a range of topics related to food safety, nutrition, animal health and welfare, and plant health. EFSA ise now seeking experts in these fields to join their team as external experts and contribute to this important work. As a member of the Scientific Committee or one of the Panels, one has the opportunity to collaborate with top experts in Europe, expand their professional network, and enhance their career prospects within a multi-disciplinary, inclusive, and flexible organisation.

Specifically, the Panel on Nutrition, Novel Foods and Food Allergens (NDA) is responsible for providing independent scientific advice in a broad range of areas related to human nutrition, including the derivation of daily reference values, the substantiation of health claims and the safety of novel foods. The Panel requires a broad and complementary expertise from future NDA Panel members, including areas such as nutritional epidemiology, human medicine, nutrition, allergology, human metabolism and physiology of nutrients, pharmacology, toxicology, food microbiology, molecular biology, and dietary exposure assessment. Given the diversity and complexity of the NDA Panel’s mandate, we encourage experts with expertise in these areas to apply.

The deadline for applications is 3 April 2023.

For more information about the mandates addressed by each Panel and knowledge areas required, please consult Annex I of the call.

For questions related to the selection and appointment process, please contact EFSA Talent Selection at or join our webinar on scientific Panels open call on 7 March (registrations close 2 March).

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