Interested in a career in field epidemiology or public health microbiology? Apply now for the ECDC Fellowship Programme (EPIET/EUPHEM)

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Embark on a two-year hands-on training that enables fellows to support prevention, preparedness and surveillance activities, outbreak investigation and control of communicable disease threats across the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) – and beyond. Apply for the ECDC Fellowship Programme (EPIET/EUPHEM) by 15 October 2023.

Each year, a new cohort of selected ECDC Fellowship candidates start their state-of-the art training in one of the selected institutes and training sites across Europe.

Training and practical experience are provided in two paths during the fellowship period. The programme includes activities related to the area of intervention epidemiology, public health microbiology, public health management and applied research, communication and teaching.

Which of the two tracks is suitable for you?

  • Field epidemiology (European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training, EPIET): with a focus on intervention epidemiology at the national and regional centres for surveillance and control of communicable diseases in the European Union. This path is for you as European health professional with previous experience in public health or epidemiology, who want to pursue a career in field epidemiology.
  • Public health microbiology (European Public Health Microbiology Training Programme, EUPHEM): you will work in laboratories with public health functions or training sites with a consortium of different laboratories in Europe. This path is for you as a microbiologist with a medical, veterinary or environmental microbiology background and a keen interest in applying epidemiological principles and methods to microbiological data used in the prevention and control of diseases in the human population.

For both EPIET and EUPHEM, the new cohort members will start their two years of training on September 9, 2024. Applicants must be nationals of an EU/EEA country and should have experience in public health, epidemiology or microbiology.

Interested? Apply by 15 October 2023, 24:00 CEST.