Traineeship at ECDC

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) organises traineeship once a year, each for a period of three to nine months. ECDC is an EU agency which aims to strengthen Europe's defences against infectious diseases.

The main aims are:

to provide young university graduates with a unique and first experience of ECDC;
to enable such trainees to acquire practical experience and knowledge of the day-to-day work of the centre's units;
to provide the opportunity to young university graduates to put into practice knowledge acquired during their studies, and in particular in their specific area of study.

The programme seeks candidates in the following fields: clinical infectious diseases, microbiology, public health, epidemiology, statistics and/or modelling of infectious diseases, social sciences, medical informatics, scientific and/or risk communication, as well as other related fields.

Eligibility criteria:
trainees are nationals of the EU Member States, of the candidate countries, or of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway;
candidates must have completed the first cycle of a higher education course (university study) and obtained a full degree or its equivalent by the closing date for applications;
candidates must have very good knowledge of the working language of ECDC (English); knowledge of additional EU languages is an asset.
candidates can not have already benefited or benefit from any kind of traineeship (formal or informal, paid or unpaid) within a European institution or body, or
candidates can not have had or have any kind of employment within a European institution or body.

The Centre pays a monthly grant of EUR 1,505.17 net per month and pays a travel allowance to compensate the expenses incurred at the beginning and at the end of the traineeship from the place of residence.

Deadline: 31 January 2018.

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