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.CSELS@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 Office of the Director (OD), within the Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Laboratory Services (CSELS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.
During this project, the selected participant will be involved in the evaluation of electronic case reporting (eCR) activities in jurisdictions nationwide. eCR is the automated generation and transmission of case reports from electronic health records to public health agencies for action. eCR can result in earlier detection of conditions or events, more timely intervention, and lowered disease transmission. CDC works closely with electronic health record vendors, state and local public health authorities, and local healthcare providers to implement and evaluate eCR activities. Under the guidance of the Associate Director for Evaluation in CSELS, the participant will be involved in evaluation activities that will help inform this crucial project to modernize surveillance activities nationwide. The evaluation activities will build upon an initial multisite evaluation just completed. The evaluation plan used in the initial study is available here: https://aea365.org/blog/evaluation-accountability-why-share-early-artifacts-of-an-evaluation-by-goldie-macdonald-and-jeff-engel/
Under the guidance of the mentor, the participant will be involved in the following activities:
At the conclusion of this opportunity, the participant will be able to:
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 be currently pursuing or have received a master's or doctoral degree (preferred) in one of the relevant fields, with emphasis on evaluation, analytic methods, and public health or social science. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.