Call for Fellowship Programme (with EPIET and EUPHEM paths)

The ECDC Fellowship Programme has the following programme objectives:

  • 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, supporting the implementation of Decision 1082/2013/EU;
  • To enhance response capacities for effective field investigation and communicable disease control at national and community level to meet public health threats;
  • To strengthen the European network of public health professionals through use of shared standards and methods,  good practices and common public health objectives;
  • To support cascading of training and capacity building within the Member States;
  • To facilitate multi-disciplinary cooperation in the above fields.

It has two paths: a path for field epidemiology and a path for public health microbiology

  • Field epidemiology path (EPIET): This path focuses on training and practical experience in intervention epidemiology at the national and regional centres for surveillance and control of communicable diseases in the European Union.
  • Public health microbiology path (EUPHEM): This path focuses on training and practical experience in laboratories with public health functions or training sites with a consortium of different laboratories in Europe.

Who can apply?

In order to be eligible for the ECDC Fellowship Programme, candidates for both paths need to fulfil the following set of formal requirements:

  • Thorough knowledge of at least two official languages of the EU/EEA, one of which shall be English;
  • Be a national of a Member State of EU/EEA; and
  • Be entitled to her or his full rights as a citizen.

In addition, depending on the path they apply for, candidates need to fulfil the following formal requirements:

Specific eligibility requirements for EPIET Path:

Post-secondary education attested by a diploma in medicine, public health, epidemiology, veterinary medicine, nursing, biology, microbiology, pharmacology, biomedicine or other health and social sciences, at the level of Graduate diploma or Masters’ degree or equivalent; and at least one (1) full year working experience in public health or epidemiology.

Specific eligibility requirements for EUPHEM Path:

Post-secondary education attested by a diploma in medicine, biology, microbiology, veterinary medicine, pharmacology, or biomedicine, at the level of Graduate diploma or Masters’ degree or equivalent; and at least three (3) years of working experience in microbiology; or a PhD degree in microbiology or equivalent.

For applicants with a background in laboratory sciences, previous experience in public health and epidemiology is an advantage. Please note that applicants must be nationals of a Member State of the EU/EEA.

For further details on the eligibility criteria, please refer to the Administrative Decision

Timeline for cohort 2018

Early Sept 2017

Call for applications for cohort 2018 opens

15 Oct 2017

Application deadline 

Nov 2017

Review of applications by the Selection Committees

Nov 2017

Identification of training sites for 2018

Mid-Dec 2017

Telephone interviews with selected candidates

5-7 March 2018

Face-to-face interviews with short-listed candidates, in Stockholm, Sweden 

Early April 2018

Notification of placement (country/training site) for successful candidates 

​April-Aug 2018

Signature of: Training Sites Agreements with ECDC and employment contracts between training sites and successful candidates 

11 Sept 2018

Start of the fellowship

 

Application procedure 

Call for application for Fellows in the ECDC Fellowship Programme, EPIET
and EUPHEM paths, EU-track Cohort 2017(2018-2020)

For applications to be valid, you must proceed in two steps:

Step 1: Apply online

For EPIET: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/EPIET-EU-Track2018-Application  
For EUPHEM: https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/EUPHEM-EU-Track2018-Application

Provide the following elements:

a. Online application form;
b. Detailed EUROPASS Curriculum Vitae (available on http://europass.cedefop.europa.eu  - Personal Information should include address, date of birth, telephones, emails and nationality) and;
c. Letter of motivation

Step 2: E-mail the Case Id

E-mail the Case Id that will be provided through the online submission to ecdc.epietfellow@ecdc.europa.eu - clearly indicating Surname, EPIET or EUPHEM and the Case Id, in the Subject line. Example: Smith EUPHEM cfa0f65d-5213-42f2-b46f-de0a9e68f363

Applications must be in English, the working language of the Centre. You may be requested at a later stage to supply documentary evidence in original in support of the statements that you make for this application.

The application will be rejected if the dossier is incomplete.

Deadline for the submission of applications is 15 October 2017, at 24.00 CET.