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Scientific Officer Communicable Diseases Prevention and Control

Application Open Date: 
16/02/2023 - 00:01
Deadline Date: 
20/03/2023 - 11:59
Stockholm, Sweden
Type of Contract: 
Contract staff
JOB Description: 
ECDC wishes to establish a reserve list suitable for the broad ECDC work on communicable diseases prevention and control within the Disease Programmes Unit (DPR). Depending on the profile of the candidate and the needs of the Centre at the time, the work will be specifically related to one of our disease areas: Coronavirus and Influenza (CAI), Vaccine Preventable Diseases and Immunisation (VPI), STI, Blood-Borne Viruses and TB (SBT), Antimicrobial Resistance and Healthcare-Associated Infections (ARHAI), Food- and Waterborne Disease (FWD), or Emerging, and Vector-borne Diseases (EVED), in the Disease Programme Unit. The jobholder is expected to contribute in particular to activities in the following areas of work: • Support to EU/EEA Member States and the European Commission through scientific evidence, systematic literature reviews, technical reports, guidance documents, and country visits; • Analysis, interpretation and dissemination of surveillance and other epidemiological data; • Collaboration with internal and external stakeholders and participation in relevant ECDC networks to strengthen ECDC’s cooperation with EU/EEA Member States; • Evaluation and monitoring of communicable disease prevention and control programmes in order to provide evidence for science-based recommendations; • Work with key stakeholders from the EU/EEA Member States and partner organisations to assess needs for ECDC support; • Contribution to the timely production of high quality and evidence-based rapid risk/outbreak assessments and other outputs in response to communicable disease threats; • Contribution to awareness raising (e.g. World Hepatitis Day, World AIDS Day, World TB Day, and other outreach activities); • Support to disease network coordination, including preparation, organisation and follow-up of meetings; • Project management of service contracts with external contractors; • Contribution to public health emergency response, ECDC 24/7 duty systems, and to other activities as required, in his/her field of expertise as needed, including the EU Health Task Force.
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