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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.
CDC Office and Location: A fellowship opportunity is available with the Office of Public Health Practice, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
The Office of Public Health Practice (OPHP), located in the NCCDPHP Office of the Director, provides ongoing coordination of the Center’s programmatic activities, providing leadership and support for collaborative efforts across divisions, other national centers, and federal agencies. NCCDPHP’s Workforce Development Team is charged with leading the Center’s strategies to achieve a high-performing, accountable, motivated, engaged, diverse and inclusive workforce that achieves NCCDPHP’s public health mission, goals, and priorities. The Collaboration Hub is a new unit that fosters agility, coordination, collaboration, and innovation to guide and support cross-cutting center priorities that accelerate the prevention of chronic diseases and promote health and wellness for all.
Research Project: Chronic diseases are responsible for 7 in 10 deaths each year and treating people with chronic diseases accounts for many of our nation’s health care costs. We know that most chronic diseases can be prevented by eating well, being physically active, avoiding tobacco and excessive drinking, and getting regular health screenings. CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) helps people and communities prevent chronic diseases and promotes health and wellness for all.
The NCCDPHP Public Health Practice fellow will collaborate with both the Workforce Development Team and the Collaboration Hub to support cross-cutting priority projects within the Center’s eight divisions.
Learning Objectives: Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will train with staff on opportunities that may include:
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Suzy Brock (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: August 29, 2022. 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 up to five years upon recommendation of CDC 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 CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, 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). Additionally, the fellow will follow the telework schedule based on guidance and recommendations applicable to all Division staff.
Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.CDC.NCCDPHP@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.
The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a master's degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within the past five years.
I certify that I have not previously been employed by CDC or by a contractor working directly for CDC. I understand that CDC does not permit individuals with a prior employment relationship with CDC or its contractors to participate as trainees in the ORISE program. (Exceptions may be granted for individuals who, since the previous CDC employment, have obtained a new STEM degree which necessitates training in a new field.)