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 CDCrpp@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.
A fellowship is currently available within the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA.
The Enteric Disease Laboratory Branch (EDLB) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia has an opportunity to expand its program on Escherichia coli, Salmonella, Vibrio spp., and other foodborne pathogens. The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) is a three agency (CDC, FDA, and USDA) collaboration which tracks antimicrobial resistance among enteric pathogens in the U.S.
The Applied Research Unit of the National Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Team (NARST) is looking to add an advanced degree Microbiologist to our unit to perform research to further our understanding of antimicrobial resistance among bacteria that cause enteric infections. The fellow will have the opportunity to learn to perform ongoing genetic and other rapid diagnostic technologies to predict antimicrobial resistance and bacterial subtypes that contribute to the burden of antimicrobial resistant infections in humans. He/she may have an opportunity for additional training on antimicrobial resistance mechanisms, use of whole genome sequencing to predict resistance, and in molecular diagnostics and epidemiology.
The fellow will have an opportunity to be involved in the following activities in support of NARST:
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 is for 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, GA area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.