Expert Microbial Safety of Substances of Human Origin

Expert Microbial Safety of Substances of Human Origin

ECDC - European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control

Stockholm, Sweden

Job description

ECDC is currently looking to recruit an Expert for the area of work microbial safety of substances of human origin.

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

  • Scientific advice related to microbial safety of blood and blood components, tissues and cells, or organs - substances of human origin (SoHO), with focus on one of these three areas (depending on previous experience);
  • Coordination of the development, implementation and day-to-day operation of guidance and tools for preparedness activities for maintaining microbial safety of at least one of the SoHO areas;
  • Detecting, monitoring and reporting threats to substances of human origin, such as blood, organs, tissues and cells potentially impacted by communicable diseases;
  • Assist Member States in strengthening systems for control and prevention of infectious diseases transmission through SoHO including data collection, analysis reporting and dissemination;
  • Contribute to the coordination of a network of Member State services supporting transfusion, transplantation and medically assisted reproduction;
  • Collaboration with the SoHO team of the European Commission and actively attend the regular meetings of the team and relevant national competent authorities;
  • Commissioning and managing projects or studies in relevant areas, but also be prepared to initiate, carry out and/or supervise feasibility studies regarding microbial safety of SoHO and preventive interventions;
  • Contribute to coordinating and facilitating the activities related to SoHO across the Centre, including contributing to the annual work plan and providing input into relevant ECDC-funded projects on the microbial safety of SoHO;
  • Contribute to other activities of ECDC, as required, in his/her field of expertise including ECDC risk assessments;
  • Contribute to the Response and 24/7 duty systems of ECDC.

Qualifications and experiences required

Formal requirements

In order to be an eligible candidate you need to fulfil a set of formal requirements. These requirements are:

  • A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least 3 years attested by a diploma;
  • Thorough knowledge of one of the official EU languages and a satisfactory knowledge of another official EU language to the extent necessary for the performance of his/her duties;
  • Nationality of one of the EU Member States or of Norway, Iceland or Liechtenstein;
  • To be entitled to his or her full rights as a citizen;
  • To have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the applicable laws on military service;
  • Meet the character requirements for the duties involved; and
  • Be physically fit to perform the duties linked to the post.

Selection criteria

To qualify for this post we have identified essential criteria with regard to professional experience and personal characteristics/interpersonal skills. These are:

Professional experience/knowledge

  • At least 5 years of professional experience (following the award of the diploma), of which at least 3 years’ professional experience acquired in positions relevant to the duties outlined in the job description;
  • University degree within the field of medicine, public health, epidemiology, biomedical sciences or related area;
  • Knowledge of evidence and issues related to communicable disease threats related to blood, human tissues and cells, or organs;
  • Proven experience with methods for evidence based medicine and guidance development;
  • Experience in project management, ideally in projects related to information/communication systems on communicable diseases;
  • Excellent command of English, both written and spoken.

Personal characteristics/interpersonal skills

  • Quality driven and service minded;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and build strong working relationships;
  • Results orientated;
  • Committed to continuous learning and keeping abreast of developments within their field of expertise;
  • Ability to work under pressure and effectively manage multiple responsibilities.

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