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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.
HHS Office and Location: Several fellowship opportunities are currently available in the Office of Science and Data Policy within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, D.C. The fellow is expected to adhere to federal telework policies.
ASPE advises the HHS Secretary on policy development, leads special initiatives, coordinates the Department's evaluation, research and demonstration activities, and manages cross-Department planning activities such as strategic planning, legislative planning, and review of regulations.
Research Project: The fellow will have the opportunity to conduct policy research and analysis, evaluation and data policy research, and public health research in support of one or more of the three Divisions in the Office: Evidence, Evaluation, and Data Policy, Strategic Planning, and Science and Public Health Policy. The fellow will participate in one or more projects, with roles such as:
The selected fellow will be mentored by a team of policy, public health, economic, and evaluation experts who focus on science, public health, and data policies. In addition to direct mentorship by the ASPE team, the fellow will have the opportunity to collaborate with a broad set of federal and non-federal stakeholders.
Learning Objectives: Additional learning opportunities include:
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Deborah Porterfield (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: As early as January 1, 2024. 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 upon recommendation of HHS 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 HHS. Participants do not become employees of HHS, 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 HHSrpp@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.
The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a master’s or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields (e.g. Health Policy, Public Health, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics). Degree must have been received within the last five years.