Zoonoses Research Fellowship

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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How to Apply

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 opportunity is available in the National Center for Emergeing and Zoonotic and Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in Atlanta, Georgia.

The fellow will gain experience in the field of infectious and zoonotic diseases, specifically those that involve the animal-human interface and One Health. The specific projects involve the coordination of epidemiologic, programmatic, and educational projects related to the prevention and control of zoonoses, the development of guidance for use by human and animal health partners that can enhance surveillance, response, and prevention of zoonoses and antimicrobial resistance.

The fellow will train in the following activities:

  • Coordinating the One Health Zoonotic Disease Prioritization Workshops (may involve global travel).
  • Supporting One Health activities related to animal-human interface issues, emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases, antimicrobial resistance, pandemic preparedness, and outbreak response.
  • Conducting systematic reviews and literature searches to support the development of evidence-based recommendations related to zoonoses and One Health.
  • Conducting primary and secondary data abstraction, interpretation, analysis, and synthesis.
  • Evaluation of One Health proposals.
  • Collaborating with One Health groups (both internal and external to CDC), professional human and animal health societies, local, state and city health departments, non-governmental organizations, and community-based organizations.
  • Supporting the development of data collection systems for One Health activities.
  • Participating in CDC Emergency Response Activities.of One Health frameworks.

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, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.


  • Doctoral degree in relevant science or public health field earned within the past five years
  • Knowledge and experience in web-based analysis tools desirable. 
  • Ability to search and assess scientific literature required




Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Doctoral Degree received within 60 month(s).
  • Discipline(s):
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (47 )