Vacancy: Expert Outbreak Response (ECDC)

Unit: Surveillance and Response Support

Reference: ECDC/TA/AD/2017/SRS-EOR

Applications are invited for the above Temporary Agent post at the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

Job description

The Jobholder will report to the Group Leader EU Preparedness and will work as part of the Food- and Waterborne Diseases and Zoonoses programme (FWD).

He/She will be responsible in particular for the following areas of work:

  • Support the event-based surveillance activities through the coordination and moderation of the EPIS-FWD platform and ensure the further development of these activities in collaboration with ECDC colleagues, Member States and relevant organisations;
  •  Support the Centre’s activities regarding response to food- and waterborne disease threats in the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA) countries;
  • Contribute to the further development of epidemiological and microbiological tools (databases, information exchange systems, specific networks etc.) for food- and waterborne disease outbreak response;
  • Support the molecular typing surveillance activities for food- and waterborne diseases and ensure the link with the outbreak response activities within EPIS-FWD;
  • Ensure the timely production of high quality and evidence based rapid risk/outbreak assessments and other related outputs of the group in response to potential communicable disease threats;
  • Provide training for new users in the EPIS-FWD;
  • Contribute to the Unit’s and the Centre’s key outputs and activities, including the yearly Director’s report, Annual Epidemiological Report, etc.;
  • Contribute to other activities of ECDC, as required, in his/her field of expertise;
  • Contribute to the 24/7 duty system, FWD duty, and the response duty roster of ECDC.

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