CDC Technology Transfer Fellowship

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

A complete application consists of:

  • An application
  • Transcripts – Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts
  • A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
  • One educational or professional recommendation. Your application will be considered incomplete, and will not be reviewed until one recommendation is submitted.

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Application Deadline
5/9/2019 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone

A fellowship opportunity is available with the Office of Science (OS) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. 

CDC’s technology transfer program provides leadership and expertise to facilitate external partnerships for achieving timely exchange of knowledge and technologies for development and advancement of products and methodologies that improve public health. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will have the opportunity to learn:

  • How scientific research and technology has impact on the public’s health
  • The process of how CDC identifies how science translates into practice with our partners, stakeholders, and academic institutions. This is done by protecting intellectual property, identifying industry partners, transferring materials/research/science to commercial entities to further develop our research and technology. 
  • How this process is facilitated at CDC

The participant will also have an opportunity to network with all of our centers across the agency to learn what CDC does for public health.

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  be currently pursuing or have received a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Degree: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design (1 )
    • Engineering (1 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (47 )
    • Nanotechnology (1 )
    • Other Physical Sciences (12 )