CDC Public Health Fellowship

Organization
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Reference Code
CDC-DCPC-2021-0091
How to Apply

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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 ORISE.CDC.NCCDPHP@orau.org.  Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Application Deadline
8/2/2021 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Description

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

A research opportunity is currently available in the Program Services Branch (PSB) in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The participant will train as part of the Program Evaluation Team and conduct research for the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP) and Colorectal Cancer Control Program (CRCCP). Specific activities include training to: develop data collection instruments, conduct data quality efforts, complete data analysis, produce reports and manuscripts, and interact with state and local public health departments.

The learning objectives include:

  • Increase knowledge about how large, federally-funded public health programs are studied
  • Increase expertise and skills in conducting research and evaluation activities (e.g., instrument design, data quality measures, analysis)
  • Gain experience in developing written research and evaluation reports and peer-reviewed manuscripts

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Summer 2021; start date is flexible

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.

Qualifications

The qualified candidate should have received a master's degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing the degree with completion by May 2021. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Preferred skills:

  • Experience working in public health programming at the local, state, or federal level
  • Academic training in public health that includes courses in research, evaluation, and quantitative and qualitative analysis
  • Experience conducting public health research or evaluation
  • Experience developing data visualizations to facilitate meaningful dissemination of data to public health practitioners and the public
  • Experience working on multidisciplinary teams to carry out public health research/evaluation.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Master's Degree received within the last 60 months or anticipated to be received by 5/31/2021 11:59:00 PM.
  • Discipline(s):
    • Communications and Graphics Design (2 )
    • Computer, Information, and Data Sciences (2 )
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (3 )
    • Mathematics and Statistics (1 )
    • Social and Behavioral Sciences (2 )