*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.A research opportunity is currently available in the Bioinformatics and Metagenomics Team (BioMe) in the Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch (EDLB) at the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED), in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.Next generation sequencing (NGS) has vastly improved the way public health scientists track and study foodborne outbreaks caused by enteric pathogens. Whole genome sequencing (WGS) has given us the opportunity to characterize pathogens with much higher resolution, but processing WGS data for routine surveillance requires considerable compute resources and highly trained analysts, limiting accessibility. As EDLB looks to enhance our domestic surveillance capacity and expand our surveillance network to international partners, we continually work towards developing more efficient bioinformatic tools, workflows, and platforms to make WGS data analysis available to a wider audience.As part of the BioMe Team, the participant will collaborate with a group of laboratory and bioinformatic scientists to develop bioinformatic analysis pipelines and data management services. Through these projects the participant will learn to develop, test, and package bioinformatic software optimized to run efficiently on standard laptop computers. The software application produced from this project will initially be deployed to public health laboratories in low-and-middle income countries for analyzing and sharing NGS data collected in that region. Along with developing software, the fellow will learn and apply best practices for writing specifications, documentation, and benchmarking said software.Under the guidance of a mentor, participant activities may include:Designing and developing command line and web-based applications and servicesDeveloping and testing software services for processing, handling and sharing NGS dataDeveloping and testing visualization tools for analyzing NGS data and resultsWriting technical specifications and documentations for software applicationsCommunication of results to other project scientists and external collaboratorsAnticipated Appointment Start Date: October 2020This 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.NCEZID@orau.org.