CDC Micronutrient Malnutrition Fellowship

Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Reference Code
CDC-NCCDPHP-2020-0021
How to Apply

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 ORISE.CDC.NCCDPHP@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Application Deadline
12/16/2019 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Description

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

A research opportunity is currently available with the International Malnutrition Prevention and Control (IMMPaCt) Team, Nutrition Branch, in the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) within the National Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. 

At least half of children worldwide ages 6 months to 5 years suffer from micronutrient deficiency. CDC’s IMMPaCt Program works with global partners to eliminate vitamin and mineral deficiencies among vulnerable populations. The Program focuses on reducing deficiencies in iron, vitamin A, iodine, folate, and zinc by helping countries plan and develop nutrition assessments, surveys, surveillance systems, and micronutrient interventions. Specifically, the program helps governments, food industries, and civic organizations implement, monitor, and evaluate interventions such as mass food fortification, home fortification and vitamin and mineral supplementation. 

The project will provide training to address micronutrient deficiencies through research, surveillance and related technical activities. The research participant will collaborate closely with others to evaluate school-based, iron-folic acid interventions among adolescents to reduce anemia in global settings. 

Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be involved in the following activities:

  • Collection, review, and/or analysis of epidemiologic and programmatic data
  • Literature searches and analyses of data using statistical software
  • Preparation of scientific articles for publication
  • Presenting epidemiologic studies or surveillance activities
  • Dissemination of study findings
  • Presenting research at scientific meetings
  • Focused learning on Federal surveillance of malnutrition: research and surveillance methods, learning project management skills, strategic planning, translation of technical information for a non-technical audience, analysis of surveillance or other research data, and scientific manuscript writing for publication in peer-reviewed journals

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.

Qualifications

The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills:

  • Familiarity with global health and/or adolescent health
  • Experience with nutrition programs or related intervention programs
  • Experience with research synthesis and/or program monitoring and evaluation
  • Knowledge of analytical techniques, data analysis skills for both quantitative and qualitative data
  • Experience with analytic software, such as STATA or SAS
  • Strong scientific writing skills
Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (4 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (1 )