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A complete application consists of:
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is 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.
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: 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 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 high-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:
Learning Objectives: Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be involved in the following training opportunities:
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Robert Swayzer (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: September 1, 2022. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.
Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for two years, 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.CGH@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.
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 1, 2022. 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.
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 14035, signed on June 25, 2021 by President Biden, Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility in the Federal Workforce.