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Call for ECDC Fellowship Programme (EPIET & EUPHEM), Cohort 2017

23 Nov 2016

You can now apply to become a fellow of the two-year ECDC Fellowship Programme in the EU-track (spending two year in a public health setting in another country). The programme, which has one path for field epidemiology (EPIET) and one for public health microbiology (EUPHEM), aims to:

·         strengthen the surveillance and control of infectious diseases and other cross-border health threats or  issues of public health concern in the EU/EEA Member States and at EU level;
·         enhance response capacities for effective field investigation and communicable disease control at national and community level to meet public health threats;
·         strengthen the European network of public health professionals through use of shared standards and methods,  good practices and common public health objectives;
·         support cascading of training and capacity building within the Member States;
·         facilitate multi-disciplinary cooperation in the above fields.
Who can apply
The training is aimed at professionals with a minimum of:
·   post-secondary education (at the level of Graduate diploma or Masters’ diploma) in medicine, epidemiology,   biology, microbiology, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, biomedicine, public health or other health sciences, and 
  • ·   at least three years of relevant professional experience; or
  • ·    PhD degree or equivalent in a field relevant to the fellowship.
For applicants with a background in laboratory sciences, previous experience in public health and epidemiology is an advantage.
The Fellowship Programme will start on 11 September 2017.
Indicative timeline for the EU-track
20 Dec 2016
Application deadline
Jan 2017
Review of applications by the Selection Committees
End of Jan 2017
Identification of training sites for 2017
Mid-Feb 2017
Telephone interviews with selected candidates
3 – 5 April 2017
Face-to-face interviews with short-listed candidates, in Stockholm, Sweden
Early May 2017
Notification of placement (country/training site) for successful candidates
May – Aug 2017
Signature of:
- Training Sites Agreements with ECDC
- employment contracts between training sites and successful candidates  
11 Sept 2017
Start of the fellowship
You will find all the information on how to submit an application on the Fellowships page.

Deadline for application is 20 Dec 2016, at 24.00 CET.

Please note that applicants must be nationals of a Member State of the EU/EEA and should have experience in public health, epidemiology or microbiology.


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