Overview

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis, and this opportunity may close before the application deadline.

CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is available in the Office of Smoking and Health (OSH) within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The 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: This ORISE candidate would primarily engage with our health communication technical assistance staff on research activities to enhance and provide evidence-based support to OSH funding recipients and partners as they implement media efforts toward reaching their public health goals. Specific activities may include helping OSH subject matter experts to identify and interpret tobacco counter-marketing guidance and recommendations in response to technical assistance requests from funding recipients; to review, compile, and synthesize media and communications data and information from funding recipients and other sources to create summary reports or visuals to be used to identify trends and inform program planning.

Learning Objectives: This training experience would complement and continue the participant’s academic course of study and enhance their ability to contribute to the future technical workforce by allowing the candidate to apply and deepen their expertise in social marketing and public health in the real-world context of national- and state-funded public health media efforts.

Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Renee Nolen Rosencrans (ybe5@cdc.gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: October 24, 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 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 only.

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.NCCDPHP@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.
Qualifications
The qualified candidate should have received a master’s or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within the past five years.

Excellent communications skills preferred.

About Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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.