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*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) Team within the Enteric Diseases Epidemiology Branch (EDEB) in the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED) at the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.
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The National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System for Enteric Bacteria (NARMS) was established in 1996. This national public health surveillance system tracks changes in the antimicrobial susceptibility of certain enteric (intestinal) bacteria found in ill people (CDC), retail meats (FDA), and food animals (USDA) in the United States. The NARMS program at CDC helps protect public health by providing information about emerging bacterial resistance, the ways in which resistance is spread, and how resistant infections differ from susceptible infections.
Research Project: The NARMS Team within EDEB at the CDC is seeking applications for a Surveillance Epidemiologist. NARMS is an interagency partnership among CDC, the US Food and Drug Administration, the US Department of Agriculture, and state and local health departments. CDC NARMS monitors antimicrobial resistance (AR) among enteric bacteria isolated from humans. The Surveillance Epidemiologist will collaborate with the epidemiology team, NARMS laboratory colleagues, state partners, other teams within EDEB, and branches within the DFWED to monitor AR among foodborne and other enteric disease outbreaks and strains that reoccur, emerge, and persist. The candidate will receive hands-on knowledge in maintenance of NARMS databases through data entry, validation, and cleaning. The candidate will participate in NARMS communications with federal and state partners, presentations at national and regional conferences, and internal/external meetings. The candidate will provide support for inquiries from the public and from public health agencies regarding antimicrobial resistance of enteric bacteria. In addition, the candidate will participate in data analysis and projects.
Learning Objectives: Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will gain knowledge and experience in the following activities:
Mentor(s): The mentor(s) for this opportunity is Christina Camejo (VVV9@cdc.gov). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: 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 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 and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR).
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).
Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.CDC.NCEZID@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.
The qualified candidate should have received a master's degree in one of the relevant fields (e.g. Public Health). Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.
This appointment requires residence within the Atlanta Metro area.
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.)