*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
A research opportunity is currently available in the Division of Overdose Prevention (DOP) of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
CDC’s Division of Overdose Prevention (DOP) leads injury prevention efforts by using science and data to understand drug overdoses and their related harms, and to develop evidence-based prevention solutions that work. Our mission is to save lives, prevent suffering, and help reduce healthcare costs. The Division’s priority is to monitor, prevent, and reduce harms associated with drug use, misuse, and overdose.
The Drug Free Communities Support Program (DFC), created by the Drug Free Communities Act of 1997, is the Nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth drug use. Directed by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control/Division of Overdose Prevention/ Drug Free Communities Support Branch provides grants to local drug-free community coalitions (over 700) to increase collaboration among community partners and to prevent and reduce youth substance use. Recognizing the fundamental concept that local problems need local solutions, DFC funded coalitions engage multiple sectors of the community and employ a variety of strategies to address local drug problems. Coalition members conduct ongoing community assessments to prioritize efforts to prevent and reduce youth drug use. These assessments are used to plan and implement data-driven, community-wide strategies.
Throughout the course of the appointment, the selected participant will participate in training activities that align with prevention activities under the Drug-Free Communities grants with coalitions. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant’s training activities will involve developing processes and infrastructure to support communication, training, and assessments of programmatic and community-based activities. Activities will include, but are not limited to:
- Intensive training experience on the intersection of science and program
- Assisting in the development of evaluation and communication products.
- Training in the development of a host of communication products that reflect programmatic insight and experience.
- Assisting in the development of programmatic resources and reports, peer-reviewed publications, and internal scientific support products.
Scientific Support for CDC-Funded recipients:
Our program is committed to ensuring that all programmatic work is informed by the best available science, and that we leverage programmatic insight to shape future scientific agendas.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: September 3, 2021; start date is flexible
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 Chamblee, 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.NCIPC@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.