*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis, and this posting will remain open until a qualified candidate is identified.
CDC Office and Location: A fellowship opportunity is currently available with the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Research Project: This project serves to independently evaluate diagnostic HIV tests that are intended for the US market. Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participant will become familiar with the types and intended uses of HIV diagnostic tests. The participant will learn the principles behind different types of tests (molecular and serologic), the performance characteristics as described in the product inserts, and statistical methods to determine test sensitivity, specificity and variance. Using collections of known sample types, the participant will be able to generate data from evaluation test performance to support advancing promising new diagnostic technologies that aid in improving HIV testing. Regular meetings will be held with the activity lead to discuss project goals, progress, data analyses and data presentation.
- Describe the intended uses of HIV diagnostic tests
- Perform testing independently
- Apply methods to evaluate test performance
- Compare performance characteristics between different tests
- Generate reports and presentations to disseminate the data
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Jeff Johnson (email@example.com). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
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.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens only.
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.NCHHSTP@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity (CDC-NCHHSTP-2021-0255).