Experts for the European Pharmacopoeia's groups of experts and working parties

07 October 2016

A very large part of the work related to the drafting of new monographs for the European Pharmacopoeia (EDQM) is carried out by external experts in 75 groups of experts and working parties. Experts for the groups are appointed for a period of three years, and the EDQM is now seeking experts for the period from 2017 to 2019.

The approximately 75 groups of experts and working parties under the EDQM cover almost all aspects of the technical quality of active pharmaceutical ingredients, pharmaceutical forms and finished products. Members include experts from industry, universities and national authorities.

Relevant personal competence and experience

Candidates’ personal competence and experience will be evaluated to ensure that their expertise in the field relevant for the group is evident. Both theoretical knowledge and solid practical experience are of great importance.

The groups meet (both face-to-face and by teleconference) in Strasbourg, typically two to three times a year, and the group members also exchange information on an ongoing basis. A condition for joining most of the groups is that the members have access to a laboratory for experimental verifications.

The work is generally unpaid. In special cases, the Danish Medicines Agency may give grants for travel activities to experts employed in the public sector.

This is a unique opportunity for networking within a variety of fields, gaining an overview of the current and future development and analytical technology, and the work also gives a good opportunity to influence (improve) medicines of the future.

How to apply

Applicants should submit:

  • Reasons for the wish to join the specific group
  • Relevant CV
  • Brief account of any financial interests in activities related to the work of the relevant group (Declaration of Interest). Such interests are not an obstacle, but should be indicated for transparency reasons.


General information about joining the network

List of EDQM’s groups of experts and working parties

Overview of the profiles for relevant experts in the various groups