EUPHEM Fellowship 2013 cohort
The European Programme for Public Health Microbiology Training started in 2008. The programme is funded by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control. The sixth cohort of fellows is starting in September 2013. The programme invites applications for four fellowships for this 24-month training programme in communicable disease field public health microbiology.
The European Programme for Public Health Microbiology Training (EUPHEM) is a fellowship programme, which provides training and practical experience in public health microbiology at the national and regional centres for surveillance and control of communicable diseases in the European Union (EU).
The programme is aimed at EU medical practitioners, public-health nurses, microbiologists, veterinarians and other health professionals with previous experience in public health and a keen interest in public health microbiology.
The EUPHEM fellowships last two years. Up to ten percent of the time is taken up by formal training courses and the remainder - by a placement at a training site in a European country different from the fellow's country of origin.
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EUPHEM Fellowship 2013 cohort
Applicants for the fellowship of the 2013 cohort must be nationals of a Member State of the EU/EEA or from accession countries which will be accepted as an EU Member State the same year as the call for applications expires.
The applicant should have good scientific communications skills (Scientific publication, oral/poster presentation, etc.) in microbiology, a keen interest in fieldwork and be pursuing a career involving public health microbiology (PHM). They should have a good knowledge of English and at least one other official language of the EU/EEA (or from accession countries which will be accepted as an EU Member State the same year as the call for applications expires), and be prepared to live abroad for a period of 24 months.
Aim of the training
The long term mission of EUPHEM will be to:
- Strengthen communicable disease surveillance in the European Union through integrated public health microbiology-field epidemiology networks
- Support outbreak detection, investigation and response nationally and internationally
- Develop a European Network of Public Health Microbiologists
- Develop a response capacity for PHM together with other disciplines inside and beyond
the European Union
- Foster future leaders in PHM in Europe
The call for the next (sixth) EUPHEM fellowship has been announced in December 2012 on the ECDC website. Details of the format of fellowship and the official call for applications can be found on the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control under Job Opportunities/Fellowships. Please contact the ECDC fellowship programme office if you have further questions.
European public health professionals (medical practitioners, public-health nurses, microbiologists, veterinarians or other health professionals from the EU with previous experience in public health and a keen interest in epidemiology who are interested to learn how to control infectious diseases) are warmly encouraged to apply for the European Programme for Public Health Microbiology Training (EUPHEM) programme for the next cohort. Interested applicants will be asked to submit a CV in EU format and a Letter of Motivation (all in English).