HHS Policy and Research Fellowship

Organization
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
Reference Code
HHS-OASH-2021-0160
How to Apply

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A complete application consists of:
  • An application
  • 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.

Application Deadline
7/6/2021 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Description

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

HHS Office and LocationMultiple fellowship opportunities are currently available in the Office of Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) located in Washington, DC. The opportunity will be remote, until otherwise specified by the participant's assigned mentor.

Research Project:  The policy and research fellowship within the Office of Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP) provides participants with an opportunity to learn about the policy development process from a range of different perspectives and program areas. Other activities will include drafting reports, letters, white papers, and other forms of scientific writing. OIDP supports a range of inter-agency activities in public health, and serves as a foundation for federal and non federal stakeholder collaboration.

Learning ObjectivesThe participant will have an opportunity to learn about the following program areas, or can identify the specific program area to which they remain full-time, including: 

  • Antibiotic Resistance
  • Blood and Tissue Safety and Availability
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Tick-Borne Diseases
  • Vaccines and Immunizations
  • Viral Hepatitis

Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Jomana Musmar (Jomana.musmar@hhs.gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: 2021. 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 will be provided. A training allowance will also be provided with sufficient justification. No relocation allowance will be provided.

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.

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.

Qualifications

The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a master’s or doctoral degree in public health, epidemiology, biomedical science, life sciences or a related field. Degree must have been received within the past five years.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience and effectiveness in written communication
  • Demonstrated interest in public health
  • Written communication across a variety of mediums
  • Extensive research experience
  • Working/technical knowledge of Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint
  • A passion for public service and a willingness to learn and excel
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design (2 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (47 )