*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
A research opportunity is currently available in Office of Planning, Evaluation, and Legislation (OPEL) 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 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.
Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participant will be involved in the following activities:
- Research global chronic disease prevention activities at CDC and across all NCCDPHP divisions and coordinate responses to global requests received by NCCDPHP. Global activities offer an opportunity for CDC to extend the reach and impact of interventions focused on reducing the burden of chronic diseases and their associated risk factors. The primary focus of NCCDPHP’s global activities is to disseminate best practices and to implement and assess the impact of program strategies on population groups or sub-groups that could inform domestic program investments.
- Research division content and work collaboratively with an assigned division to respond to policy requests received by NCCDPHP.
- Research NCCDPHP programs to lend support to the Center Director.
The participant will also have the opportunity to interact with other subject matter experts in the Center on policy-related functions to enable the participant to develop skills in breadth of functions at CDC that will well-position the participant for a variety of potential future opportunities. The participant will be encouraged to participate in CDC lectures and workshops that relate to the assignment and/or are of interest to the participant.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: September 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.
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.
If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.CDC.NCCDPHP@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity (CDC-NCCDPHP-2021-0213) in your email.