Applied Cancer Epidemiology Fellowship

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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Application Deadline
2/15/2019 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Epidemiology and Applied Research Branch (EARB), Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The purpose of this project is to: (1) examine and review current scientific evidence on risk factors that affect cancer development and population-based strategies to reduce cancer risk; (2) analyze population-based data on cancer incidence and cancer risk factors to identify disparities and assess trends; (3) prepare manuscripts, reports, presentations and other communication materials on emerging issues for cancer prevention and control; and (4) identify and collaborate with internal and external partners on cross-cutting research and dissemination activities.

The ORISE Fellow will participate as a member of the Cancer Prevention Across the Lifespan workgroup and the Cancer Control Supplement to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) team. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be involved in: 

  • conducting literature reviews
  • conducting statistical analyses of data from the NHIS, cancer registries, and other surveillance systems
  • participating in group meetings and follow-up activities
  • interacting with both internal CDC staff and external scientific experts
  • engaging in a variety of activities to support cancer prevention and control efforts

There will also be opportunities available to participate in a variety of DCPC programs, projects, and training activities.

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.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: May 15, 2019


The qualified candidate should be a recent graduate in public health or a related program at the master's or doctoral level, with a concentration in epidemiology, behavioral science or similar discipline. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills:

  • Strong background in statistics and data analysis
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Knowledge of risk factors for non-communicable diseases
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 5/15/2019 12:00:00 AM.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (3 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (2 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (1 )