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.NCCDPHP@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 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:
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 in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.