*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis. Early submissions are encouraged, as a selection could be made before the deadline.
CDC Office and Location: A fellowship opportunity is currently available with the Neural Tube Defects Surveillance and Prevention Team of the Infant Outcomes Monitoring, Research and Prevention Branch in the Division of Birth Defects and Infant Disorders of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. NCBDDD’s mission is to promote the health of babies, children and adults and to enhance the potential for full, productive living.
Research Project: Throughout the course of this fellowship, the selected participant will gain experience conducting public health practice in various epidemiological projects. The participant will be involved in analyzing qualitative and quantitative datasets and presenting findings at meetings and/or conferences. Under the guidance of a mentor, the broad range of analytic projects that the fellow will be exposed to include, but not be limited to:Cleaning and analyzing the Tanzania Household and Biomarker Survey
- Analyzing other surveys and datasets, including complex surveys such as National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES)
- Preparing manuscripts for peer-review publications
- Knowledge and understanding of birth defects surveillance and etiology
- Knowledge on how to examine the effectiveness and impact of current approaches in birth defects prevention, particularly neural tube defects (NTD)
- Experience in database management and survey data analyses
- Experience writing and publishing peer reviewed publications
- Enhance analytic skills
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Denise Boggs (email@example.com). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Summer 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.NCBDDD@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity (CDC-NCBDDD-2021-0222).