*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is available within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 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: For 30 years, CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (Injury Center) has been a leader in protecting Americans from injury and violence so that individuals, families, and communities can be safe, healthy, and thriving. The Injury Center has been at the forefront of addressing some of today’s most pressing public health challenges such as suicide, drug overdose, and Adverse Childhood Experiences. Our work is growing and evolving, and we are preparing for future injury and violence challenges that may arise. We work proactively with our partners to track trends, conduct research, raise awareness, implement prevention programs, and address health inequities.

This research opportunity focuses on the monitoring and evaluation of injury and violence prevention research priorities. The selected participant will assist with the Injury Center’s Research Priorities Tracking System, the evaluation of research priorities, evaluation and analysis of administrative databases that track NCIPC projects, concepts, and publications. Additional activities may include:

– Developing and disseminating reports, articles, and presentations on science administration activities and evaluation findings.
– Assisting with science administration of projects and activities, such as documenting operational procedures.
– Leading and collaborating on secondary data analyses or structured literature reviews to support health equity science in injury prevention and control.

Learning Objectives: As a result of this educational opportunity, the participant will gain an increased understanding of

1) the principles of health equity science for injury prevention and control,
2) processes and procedures for managing scientific projects in the federal government, and
3) methods and approaches for evidence synthesis.
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Christopher Harper (xgj4@cdc.gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: April 2023.  Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.

Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for up to 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, 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.NCIPC@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.
The qualified candidate should have received a master’s or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

The ideal candidate will have an interest in data management, monitoring and evaluation, comparative effectiveness research, and interventions to address and mitigate health inequities for injury prevention and control.