EPIET invites applications for training fellowships


Subject to agreement on funding, the European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training invites applications for up to 16 fellowships for a 24-month training programme in communicable disease field epidemiology starting in September 2007. Applicants must be nationals of a EU member country, Switzerland or Norway and should have experience in public health, a keen interest in fieldwork, and be pursuing a career involving public health infectious disease epidemiology. They should have a good knowledge of English and of at least one other EU language, and be prepared to live in a different participating country for a period of 24 months.

The aim of the training is to enable the fellow to assume service responsibilities in communicable disease epidemiology. The in-service training will focus on outbreak investigations, disease surveillance, applied research, and communications with decision makers, the media, the public, and the scientific community. Fellows will attend a three-week intensive introductory course and then be located in a host institute in one of the 25 participating European countries, Switzerland or Norway. Further training modules are organised during the two-year programme.

Detailed information can be obtained from the EPIET programme website at www.epiet.org.  Vacancy notice for application can be found on the ECDC website at http://ecdc.europa.eu/Recruitment.html.

Applications should be submitted electronically by 11 February 2007 to ecdc.epietfellow@ecdc.eu.int.