Recruitment process

Recruitment process

The recruitment process generally takes between 3 to 4 months and is used to fill vacant positions and establish reserve lists. Learn more about the steps:

1. Application

 ECDC values diversity and accepts applications without distinction on the grounds of age (NB. ECDC has a mandatory retirement age of 66), race, political, philosophical or religious conviction, sex or sexual orientation regardless of disabilities, marital status or family situation.

View vacancies and apply online

2. Screening of applications

ECDC receives and screens a large volume of applications.

All candidates can check the status of their application in the e-recruitment system.

Candidates invited for the next stage of the selection process will be informed via Email.

3. Selection process

Selected candidates are invited to complete a written test (remotely), followed by a panel interview via video conference.

The panel is generally composed of 3 to 5 members and is diverse with regards to both gender and nationality. 

Candidate interviews usually take between 45 and 60 minutes.

4. Document validation

The successful candidate is requested to complete a declaration of conflict of interest and supply essential documentary evidence, in support of the statements made in their application.

5. Job offer

After the job offer has been accepted, the successful candidate is required to undergo a mandatory medical analysis and physical check-up in Stockholm with ECDC’s selected medical service.

6. Reserve list

A reserve list may be created and used for recruitment if similar vacancies arise during the period of validity of the list. It will be valid until 31 December of the same year as the application deadline and may be extended.