A complete application consists of:
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.CDC.CPR@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.
*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
A research opportunity is currently available with the Research and Evaluation (R&E) team, within the Emergency Risk Communication Branch (ERCB) in the Center for Preparedness and Response (CPR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
The mission of ERCB's Research and Evaluation Team is to provide usable scientific data and evidence to enhance the behavioral impacts of CDC’s risk communication efforts during public health emergencies. The current training opportunity is in support of the COVID-19 response. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will have the opportunity to contribute to a project focused on public health opinion surveys on a variety of topics pertinent to supporting the response. Other activities may include:
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 bachelor's or master's degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing the degree and will reach completion by June 2020. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.