EPIET and EUPHEM: Call for applications

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The European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) and European Public Health Microbiology Training Programme (EUPHEM) are now accepting applications for their two year training programmes. Closing date for the submission of applications is 10 January 2016, at 24.00 CET.

European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET)
The European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training (EPIET) provides training and practical experience in intervention epidemiology at the national 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 epidemiology. Fellows are recruited for a two-year period.

European Public Health Microbiology Training Programme (EUPHEM)
In 2008, ECDC launched a new programme to train public health microbiologists known as European Public Health Microbiology Training Programme (EUPHEM), that runs parallel to the EPIET programme, with a distinct curriculum. The EUPHEM programme aims at developing a European network of public health microbiologists to strengthen communicable disease surveillance and control through an integrated laboratory-field epidemiology network for outbreak detection, investigation and response.

EUPHEM is a two-year competency based ‘learning by doing’ fellowship aimed at training specialists to apply microbiology in the context of public health. The training would take place at Training Sites in four EU Member States.

Further information
More information and details on how to submit an application are available on the ECDC website at: http://ecdc.europa.eu/en/aboutus/jobs/Pages/fellowships.aspx