scientific expert (public health training section) to ecdc.

Reference no:


Isolde Andersson,
Application deadline:
Job type:
full time
Type of employment:
Stockholms län, 
Stockholm kommun
Life Science
Läkemedel, bioteknik & medicinteknik

job description.

We are now looking for two scientific experts to the Public Health Training section where you will work with the ECDC Fellowship Programme (EPIET/EUPHEM) and report to the  Head of Fellowship Programme. 

Randstad Life Sciences is specialized in competences within Life Science. As a consultant with us, you get a competitive salary, benefits and collective agreements. Your consultant manager is always there for you and ensures that you get varying and developing assignments at different companies, within different industries. At Randstad Life Sciences, your personal development is in focus, and you are offered a large network and many social activities. 


You will support in particular within the following areas of work:
  • Mentoring fellows of the ECDC Fellowship Programme, developing a relationship by sharing experience, exploring expectations, clarifying the roles of the main actors (coordinators, fellow and supervisor at the training site)
  • Providing technical support and monitor the fellow’s progress
  • Support in the organisation and delivery of training modules, and their subsequent evaluation
  • Review and support in developing content and training materials, applying learning methods, for modules, including practical case studies, blended learning, and train the trainers

Background information:
The ECDC Fellowship Programme (EPIET/EUPHEM) is a European regional field epidemiology training programme (FETP), member of the TEPHINET global network. The European Programme for Intervention Epidemiology Training, EPIET that started in 1995 as a project covering EU15, funded by the European Commission and the European Public Health Microbiology Training Programme, EUPHEM, initiated in 2008, were merged in One Programme since Cohort 2017.

Fellows are fully-fledged public health professionals, and training takes place on-the-job, at national and regional centres for surveillance and control of communicable diseases, including public health laboratories in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) Member States.

For more information, visit: ECDC website The Manual for Cohort 2020

working hours.

This is a temporary assignment, starting as soon as possible until the 31st of December 2021. For the right person there is a great chance of receiving an extension after the initial period.

At the moment, ECDC staff is mostly working from home. From October a gradual, voluntary return to the office is planned.


In addition to the profile specification, these specific competences and experience are required for the current assignment:
  • Completed university studies of at least 3 years
  • Professional experience acquired in positions relevant to the job description
  • Methodological background in Public Health, communicable diseases, and/or intervention epidemiology
  • Strong skills in scientific writing, experience of producing oral and written scientific communication outputs
  • Very good English language skills
  • Excellent communication skills (spoken and written)
  • Very good MS office skills
We believe that you have strong mentorship skills, e.g. listening actively, setting and following protocols for expectations on achieving goals, handling disagreements, tracking progress, helping the fellow to acquire and apply new knowledge and attitudes. We also see that you have pedagogical skills and teaching abilities, experience of development and delivery of training.


Last day of application: 2021-10-31. Please note that selection and interviews will be ongoing. The position may be filled before the last day of application, therefore, apply as soon as possible. Submit your CV in the Europass CV format and include a motivational letter of maximum 1 page explaining which job specific expertise you can bring to the job.

For more information:
Isolde Andersson, Please note that applications sent through email will not be processed and deleted due to GDPR. 

about European Centre for Disease Preventio....

ECDC is an EU agency aimed at strengthening Europe's defences against infectious diseases. The core functions cover a wide spectrum of activities: surveillance, epidemic intelligence, response, scientific advice, microbiology, preparedness, public health training, international relations, health communication, and the scientific journal Eurosurveillance.
ECDC disease programmes cover antimicrobial resistance and healthcare-associated infections; emerging and vector-borne diseases; food- and waterborne diseases and zoonoses; HIV, sexually transmitted infections and viral hepatitis; influenza and other respiratory viruses; tuberculosis; and vaccine-preventable diseases.