CDC Postdoctoral Fellowship in Global HIV & TB Research

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Reference Code
How to Apply

Connect with ORISE...on the GO!  Download the new ORISE GO mobile app in the Apple or Google Play Store to help you stay engaged, connected, and informed during your ORISE experience and beyond!

A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcripts – Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • One educational or professional recommendation. Your application will be considered incomplete, and will not be reviewed until one recommendation is submitted.

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Application Deadline
6/30/2021 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

Two research opportunities are currently available with the Division of Global HIV and TB (DGHT) within the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.

HIV and Tuberculosis (TB) account for more annual deaths than any other infectious diseases. These two epidemics are tragically interconnected, as TB is the leading cause of death for those living with HIV. CDC’s Division of Global HIV & TB (DGHT) works to end these epidemics around the globe, with 500 experts working at CDC headquarters and 1,350 working on the front lines in more than 45 countries.

The mission of this fellowship program is to recruit, mentor, and train scientist-practitioners to conduct global HIV and TB research and to develop the translational and applied skills necessary to implement and support hiqh-quality HIV and TB public health programs in global settings. The goal of this fellowship is to attract and support recent recipients of doctoral degrees to understand the underpinnings of interventional epidemiology and to prepare them for a career operating at the intersection of science and practice in global public health. The DGHT Office of the Director (DGHT OD) is the lead for the program. Participants will also be paired with DGHT’s programmatic or data branches on various projects throughout their fellowship. The selected participant will receive training from DGHT mentors in developing and implementing research and programmatic projects that inform the development of effective strategies and interventions to reduce disparities in HIV and TB globally. Mentors and participants will collaborate to develop a list of diverse research activities that they will complete together over the two-year (subject to funding) training period. These activities will be based on the participant's area(s) of interest, training, and experience and the mission of the program. Possible areas of focus are listed below:

  • Epidemiology, surveys, and surveillance
  • HIV prevention, including access to and models of HIV testing, targeted services for key and vulnerable populations, and biomedical and primary prevention interventions
  • Maternal and child HIV-related services, including models of care for orphans and vulnerable children, pregnant and breastfeeding women and children and adolescents living with HIV
  • Community engagement, including activities to reduce stigma and discrimination for people living with HIV and key and vulnerable populations
  • Reducing HIV incidence and mortality through improved HIV treatment, retention, and adoption of differentiated models of HIV service delivery
  • Finding, curing, and preventing TB and accelerating progress towards global TB targets
  • Data for action, including monitoring and evaluation, health information systems, digital health, and modeling
  • Economics and health services research, including economic and expenditure analysis, HIV financing, and human resources for health

The activities listed below represent the minimum mentoring and training opportunities for all participants.

  • Conduct or participate in one site visit related to a health-equity related research project or programmatic activity subject to the availability of funding and travel restrictions due to the SAR-CoV-2 pandemic.
  • Design, conduct, and interpret an analysis on public health data.
  • Write and submit a scientific manuscript for a peer-reviewed journal.
  • Present an oral presentation or poster at one scientific meeting.
  • Attend monthly scientific meetings on emerging health equity issues or program implementation in a global setting.
  • Participate in at least one research project or programmatic activity (as a training opportunity) selected by the mentor and participant.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Summer 2021; start date is flexible

This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment can be up to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.


The qualified candidate should have received a doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing the degree with completion by August 2, 2021. Degree must have been received within the past five years.

Public Health is a multi-disciplinary field so applicants from various academic backgrounds who are interested in making a difference are encouraged to apply.

Preferred skills:

  • Evidence of research experience involving domestic or global health equity related to HIV or TB
  • Documented training and skills in quantitative data analysis.  Supplemental skills with qualitative analysis are welcomed
  • Evidence of research experience or programmatic experience involving disproportionately affected populations globally

The Division of Global HIV and TB at CDC strongly encourages applications from candidates from diverse backgrounds.  The Division is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion and believes that our scientific and programmatic activities are strengthened when these principles are applied. Further, the Division is committed to the principles espoused by Executive Order 13985, signed on January 20, 2021 by President Biden, Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities through the Federal Government.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 8/2/2021 11:59:00 PM.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (46 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (10 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (28 )

The ORISE GO mobile app helps you stay engaged, connected and informed during your ORISE experience – from application, to offer, through your appointment and even as an ORISE alum!