European Commission recruits experts for evaluation medical devices

22 November 2019

The European Commission is looking for experts to be appointed as members of the expert panels for medical devices as described in the Medical Device Regulation.

By participating, experts will contribute to ensuring the safety of medical devices. They will review the clinical evidence regarding high-risk medical devices submitted for approval and provide advice to e.g. the European Commission, Notified Bodies and Manufacturers. For this evaluation of medical devices and in vitro diagnostics, 246 experts are needed in the following Panels for different thematic areas:

• Screening panel (86 experts)
• Orthopaedics, traumatology, rehabilitation, rheumatology (35 experts)
• Circulatory system (30 experts)
• Neurology (15 experts)
• Respiratory, anaesthesiology, intensive care (5 experts)
• Endocrinology and diabetes (5 experts)
• General and plastic surgery, dentistry (20 experts)
• Obstetrics and gynaecology, including reproductive medicine (5 experts)
• Gastroenterology and hepatology (5 experts)
• Nephrology and urology (5 experts)
• Ophthalmology (5 experts)
• In vitro diagnostics (IVD) (30 experts)

An additional 1000 experts are needed for a general list.

The selected experts will need to provide consistent scientific, technical, and clinical advice concerning high-risk medical devices and certain in-vitro diagnostics. The time commitment consists of 2-3 days per month at the most, mostly remote work. The remuneration is €450 per day worked.

In order to apply, experts must hold an EU, EFTA or Turkish citizenship, possess a relevant university degree at graduate level, have at least 10 years of relevant professional experience, have a good command of the English language and they may not have a financial interest or other interest in the medical device industry. Secondly, applications will be evaluated on the basis of a set of additional selection criteria.

How to apply
The original deadline has been extended to 24 November 2019. If you’re eligible you can apply, via the following application form.

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