*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
CDC Office and Location: Two research opportunities are currently available in the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) within the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the 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.
Research Project: Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participant will be trained on all aspects of sample accession and tracking for samples coming into the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS). The participant will use advanced databases for accession and tracking and preparation of bar-coded labels for samples and aliquot samples as necessary. A major project related to this fellowship experience will be to interact with the sample logistics laboratory chief in designing and carrying out research into different biological matrices sample homogeneity under storage, shipping and aliquoting environments to which our samples are typically exposed.
Collection protocols, shipping and handling guidance will be updated to reflect outcomes of the study. The participant will be involved in enhancing existing tracking methodology currently utilized in the branch for maintaining supplies of biological sample collection devices. The participant will be trained on the steps used to ensure all supplies, that require prior testing or treatments, are pre-screened (lot tested), or treated and that the process is well documented. The participant will be instructed in proper documentation processes that meet the Quality standards of the CLIA regulations and the Division of Laboratory Science Policies & Procedures. The participant will be trained in safe laboratory practices.
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Sina De Leon Salazar (email@example.com). 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 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, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.
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.
Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.CDC.NCEH@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.