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All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis. This opportunity will remain open to fill opportunities as they become available.
HHS Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems (DHVECS), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) located in Rockville, Maryland.
This fellowship is designed to: 1) provide an environment where a highly qualified, productive candidate will be able to learn and develop analytical and leadership skills in public health, 2) contribute analytic support to strengthen the evaluation and research capacity of DHVECS, and 3) assist in promoting the use of data to improve health equity and reduce health disparities.
Research Project: The ORISE Fellow will collaborate with the Division of Home Visiting and Early Childhood Systems’ Office of the Director to support activity focused on the advancement of Health Equity and the strengthening of Early Childhood Systems.
Specifically, the fellow will build upon projects to develop a measurement and evaluation strategy to assess, continually improve and articulate the progress and impact of early childhood systems programs. This effort will result in an evaluability assessment and plan for ECS, recommendations for a menu of performance indicators and measures for ongoing program development and the development of related communications documents that will strengthen federal and state capacity to articulate early childhood systems progress and impact.
The fellow will also support efforts to improve collaboration across federal early childhood programs and with specific stakeholder groups such as health providers and families through conducting analyses of current collaborative efforts and supporting the development of strategies and resources to facilitate collaboration.
Examples of research the Fellow will contribute to support Early Childhood Systems work will include:
The fellow will also support projects across the entire portfolio of early childhood systems and home visiting programs that explore qualitative and quantitative methods to measure advancements towards eliminating inequality and advancing health equity across the various program areas. This will be in collaboration with the Division’s Health Equity Advisor and the DHVECS Health Equity Workgroup.
Examples of research activities include:
Learning Objectives: The ORISE Fellow in the DHVECS Office of the Director will benefit from this fellowship by gaining hands on experience in the following areas:
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Kasey Farrell (email@example.com). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: 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. A health insurance allowance and a travel/training allowance will also be provided. A relocation allowance will not be provided.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR) 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. Degree must have been received within the past five years.