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How to apply

Vacancy preamble

All applicants, including internal staff at ECMWF, have to complete an online application form. It is not possible to submit a paper application.

Please refer to the ECMWF Privacy Statement and ECMWF’s PII Protection Policy, which govern how we will process your personal data for this purpose.

A separate application must be completed for each job.

Applications must be completed in English.

You can start an online application, save your data at any stage before submission and return to it at a later time. However, once you have submitted your online application, you cannot make any changes.

Applications can be submitted up to midnight (UTC) on the day of the published closing date.

Please complete your application fully, giving the information requested. Mandatory fields are marked with a red asterisk* and have to be completed before you can move to the next page.

There are 8 steps to the online application process:

  • Step 1 General Information
  • Step 2 Family Details
  • Step 3 Languages
  • Step 4 Education
  • Step 5 Employment
  • Step 6 References
  • Step 7 Attachments
  • Step 8 Validation Statement

You may wish to have the following documents available before completing the online application:

  • Photograph (optional, in jpg or png format)
  • Cover letter or personal statement (pdf or doc format)
  • List of publications (pdf or doc format)
  • Other relevant information, e.g. CV