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A complete application consists of:
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis, and this opportunity will remain open until filled.
CDC Office and Location: A fellowship is currently available with the Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) within the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Research Project: CDC’s Division of Global Migration and Quarantine (DGMQ) has an open ORISE fellowship opportunity to support the review, development, and enforcement of CDC’s animal and import regulations. Specific projects involve epidemiological, programmatic, and educational projects related to CDC animal import policies, prevention and control of zoonotic diseases, and contributing to the development of resources for use by federal and state partners to enhance preparedness, response, surveillance, and prevention and control of imported zoonotic diseases.
The ORISE Fellow will be supporting the following activities:
Learning Objectives: The participant will gain experience in project protocol development, data analysis, and scientific writing. The participant will receive training in clear communication and may present information to scientific or lay audiences. The participant will support border health activities during public health responses in addition to gaining policy assessment and development experience.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: September 1, 2023. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.
Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed for an additional year upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.
Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.
Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens only.
ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.
The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination).
Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.CDC.NCEZID@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.
The qualified candidate should have received a bachelor's, master's, (preferred) or doctoral degree (preferred) in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing a master's or doctoral degree. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.
I certify that I have not previously been employed by CDC or by a contractor working directly for CDC. I understand that CDC does not permit individuals with a prior employment relationship with CDC or its contractors to participate as trainees in the ORISE program. (Exceptions may be granted for individuals who, since the previous CDC employment, have obtained a new STEM degree which necessitates training in a new field.)