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.NCIPC@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.
A fellowship opportunity is available with the Research and Evaluation Branch, Division of Violence Prevention (DVP), within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Through its programs and initiatives, DVP works with national organizations, state and local health agencies, and other partners to develop, implement, and promote effective violence prevention and control practices. This project is in the Research and Evaluation Branch (REB) in DVP. REB plans, directs and conducts etiologic studies, effectiveness research, dissemination/implementation research, and program evaluations focusing on the prevention of violence, including, but not limited to: youth violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence, suicide, child maltreatment and other adverse childhood experiences (ACEs), and elder abuse.
The selected candidate will assist with research related to evaluating comprehensive community-based prevention strategies for primary prevention of ACEs (i.e., potentially traumatic experiences, such as child abuse and neglect and/or parental substance abuse, that occur before the age of 18) and subsequently opioid misuse.
Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be involved in the following activities:
This is a dynamic field of inquiry for DVP that requires flexibility to adapt quickly to related opportunities for scientific inquiry and consultation. The participant will also assist in related research areas that emerge as important, such as social determinants of health and equity, disabilities, and other issues that are identified as relevant to DVP or that represent extensions of the body of knowledge that emerges from the evaluation of comprehensive prevention strategies for ACEs. The fellow will assist in the preparation of scientific manuscripts, and presentation of empirical results at community meetings, scientific meetings and conferences. The participant may spend time on projects associated with data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) ACEs module, and, potentially, other databases, including U.S. Census data, Adolescent Health (Add Health), and social norms YouGov data.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: May 15, 2019. Start date is flexible.
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 have received a doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing the degree and will reach completion by June 2019. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.