Overview

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

CDC Office and Location: A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Viral Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch (VVPDB), Division of Viral Diseases (DVD) of the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

Research Project: The VVPDB is recruiting an ORISE fellow to support implementation of research across three Programs including measles, rubella and Cytomegalovirus (CMV) on the MeRC team. Current and planned research is conducted through contracts and cooperative agreements. This year the CMV Program will be expanding its scope of work, leading CMV state-based surveillance pilots in 5 states through Surveillance for Emerging Threats Network (SET-NET), a mother-child surveillance system led by the National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities.  Additional activities will come from cooperative agreements exploring clusters of low measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) coverage and underlying causes in selected states.

Learning Objectives: Under the guidance of a mentor, the Public Health Analyst fellow will be involved in the following research activities:

Help establish and maintain an integrated system of information to collect and analyze data to assess program needs in terms of strategies, services, and resources.
Assist with administering a comprehensive public health program, including, but not limited to, service delivery, assessment, surveillance, quality assurance, partnerships and collaborations, and program implementation and evaluation.
Collect and analyze data to address highly complex program needs. Develop and/or help recommend program intervention, prevention, and/or control strategies. Assist with the preparation of reports for use in evaluating program operations and the other research incidental to the development of information gathering system.
Perform research related to the development, extension, and improvement of health care systems and/or communications.
Assists in the planning, development and implementation of intramural and extramural program policy objectives. Participates in the review of policy and program objectives; Provides technical assistance to teams in the development of agreements, fiscal documents and scopes of work.
The selected candidate will gain experience related to the review, evaluation, and execution of administrative and extramural contracts and awards

Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Tara Brown (hju0@cdc.gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: December 12, 2022.  Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.

Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed up to 4 additional years upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.

Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.

Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.

Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.

ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.

The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination).

Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.CDC.NCIRD@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.

Qualifications

The qualified candidate should have received a master’s degree in one of the required fields. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.