Epidemiology - Public Health Surveillance

U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)
Reference Code
How to Apply

Components of the online application are as follows:

  • Profile Information

  • Educational and Employment History

  • Essay Questions (goals, experiences, and skills relevant to the opportunity)

  • Resume (PDF)

  • Transcripts/Academic Records

  • References

Submitted documents must have all social security numbers, student identification numbers, and/or dates of birth removed (blanked out, blackened out, made illegible, etc.) prior to uploading into the application system.

If you have questions, send an email to NAVY@ORISE.ORAU.GOV. Please list the reference code of this opportunity in the subject line of the email.

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


The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) ensures Navy and Marine Corps Readiness through leadership in prevention of disease and promotion of health. Through the ORISE program, the NMCPHC provides opportunities to participate in on-going applied research and development projects in the areas of Environmental Health, Engineering, Biological Sciences, Public Health, Occupational and Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene, and Laboratory Services.

One ORISE research opportunity is available with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, located in Portsmouth, VA.   Under the guidance of an epidemiologist mentor,the participant will:

  • Collect, evaluate and provide public health surveillance data analysis and reporting for Navy and Marine Corps members and beneficiaries.
  • Develop/conduct epidemiologic studies and surveillance in the areas of clinical epidemiology, infectious disease, behavioral health, occupational and environmental epidemiology and injury and healthcare epidemiology. 
  • Provide rapid response to request for outbreak and disease information.
  • Provide epidemiologic consulting and assistance for studies.
  • Integrate health data with other data types to provide robust analysis.
  • Investigate and study acute and chronic conditions to determine the public health impact of intervention programs.
  • Prepare raw health data for epidemiologic analysis.

This appointment is a twelve month research appointment with the option to be renewed for additional appointment terms.

Participant Benefits

Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by NMCPHC. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location.  Other benefits may include the following:

  • Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.

  • Relocation Allowance

  • Training and Travel Allowance

Nature of Appointment

The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency.  Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.



Successful completion of a 2+year graduate study in an accredited college or university master’s or higher degree that included a major study in an academic field related to Epidemiology (MPH, MS, PhD).

U.S. Citizenship is required, must be able to pass a background investigation.

SAS 9.4 experience is desired.

Microsoft Office experience is desired

Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Master's Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
  • Overall GPA: 2.50
  • Discipline(s):
    • Environmental and Marine Sciences (1 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (46 )