Call for CBE JU Scientific Committee members open

20 December 2021

Updated: the call deadline is extended to 30 January 2022 at 23:59 CET.

Would you like to become one the 15 CBE JU Scientific Committee members to provide advice on the new partnership’s scientific priorities and activities? If you have relevant research and professional background, express your interest by 30 January 2022 at 23:59 Central European Time (CET).

About CBE JU Scientific Committee

The Scientific Committee is an advisory body of the Circular Bio-Based Europe Joint Undertaking (CBE JU). Its objective is to provide advice on the scientific priorities to be addressed in the CBE JU’s work programme in line with the Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda and the Horizon Europe strategic planning. The Committee members will help highlight scientific achievements of the programme, suggest corrective measures for the programme implementation when necessary, and provide independent scientific advice on specific issues on the request of the CBE JU’s Governing Board.

The CBE JU Scientific Committee members will be appointed for three years, with the possibility to renew their term once for three more years.

Who can apply

CBE JU has launched a call for the expression of interest to draw up a shortlist of candidates for the appointment as members to its Scientific Committee. Applicants must have expertise, education and professional experience in one or more areas relevant to the work of the CBE JU as specified in the call for the expression of interest, as well as a very good command of English.

Staff of the European Commission, the Joint Research Centre, Bio-based Industries Consortium (BIC) or full member organisations of BIC, as well as officials of Member States, and of national, regional or local authorities are not eligible candidates.

How to apply

  1. Fill in the application form
  2. Update your CV with your full professional and academic experience, and a list of your scientific publications and patents
  3. Send the completed application form and CV to by 30 January 2022 at 23:59 CET.

Selection process

A panel composed of the European Commission and BIC representatives will select a list of eligible candidates in accordance with the call requirements. The CBE JU Governing Board will appoint 15 members to the Scientific Committee based on the evaluation results and ensuring thematic, geographical and gender balance. The Board will also draw up a reserve list of a maximum of 30 members.

More information

Find more information about the Scientific Committee’s tasks in Articles 21 and 55 of the Council regulation (EU) 2021/2085 and on the Scientic Committee page.


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