*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
A research opportunity is currently available with the Viral Vaccine Preventable Diseases Branch (VVPDB), Division of Viral Diseases (DVD), National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.
The mission of our team is to advance the understanding of herpesvirus related diseases. When new herpesvirus related diseases are identified, there is usually a need for new diagnostic testing which we can develop. We also develop tests for uncommon diseases for which companies cannot manufacture diagnostic kits because the demand is not sufficient for the companies to make their financial investment back.
The participant will learn about the biology of herpesviruses and how infection is identified through laboratory testing. This will contribute to the participant’s understanding of infectious diseases.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: June 2021
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.