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CDC Office and Location: A fellowship opportunity is available with the Entomology and Ecology team in the Bacterial Diseases Branch within the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases (DVBD) of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Fort Collins, Colorado.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
Research Project: The Entomology and Ecology Team is responsible for public health and research activities aimed at understanding when and where people are at risk for exposure to vectors and vector-borne pathogens and developing and evaluating prevention strategies for vector-borne bacterial diseases, including Lyme disease, relapsing fever, plague, and tularemia. The selected fellowship participant will participate primarily in laboratory studies related to tick and tick-borne pathogen biology, surveillance and control.
The qualified candidate should have received a bachelor's or master's degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing the degree with completion by June 2022. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.
Previous experience working with arthropods (ticks, mosquitoes or fleas) or training in molecular methods is preferred. The selected individual will learn all procedures involved in the research.