Research scientists develop knowledge, produce and disseminate the research findings that contribute to therapeutic progress, to improving prevention and healthcare systems or to industrial production. They also help with policy decision-making ("precaution principle").
In charge of managing one or more scientific projects, the research scientist must supervise teams, train young researchers (PhD and postdoctoral students), teach and promote findings.
Research officers and directors are recruited through competitive exams based on job positions and research already carried out.
Engineers work with research scientists. They design and develop new methods and techniques and manage these in major scientific projects.
Technicians assist research scientists and engineers in conducting and performing experiments.
Recruitment is through external and internal competitive exams.
For all these professions, instead of involving competitive exams, recruitment may occur through host schemes for research scientists, fixed-term contracts or part-time agreements for engineers and technicians.
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