*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
A fellowship opportunity is available with the Office of Emergency Management at the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Office of Emergency Management is CDC’s focal point for science-based emergency management related to the environmental public health consequences of natural and technological disasters. This appointment will provide educational experience related to professional, programmatic, and scientific support to the Natural Hazards Team and the Associate Director for Emergency Management.
Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participant will obtain programmatic and scientific training from the Natural Hazards Team and the Associate Director for Emergency Management. The training will include emergency management protocols and tools, researching peer reviewed publications, emergency response activation and disaster exercises, and coordination and evaluation of program development strategies. In addition, the participant will receive training related to coordinating and collaborating with multiple stakeholders on emergency management projects and activities.
- Understand the role of public health in managing environmental disasters
- Understand CDC emergency operations protocols and processes
- Develop the capability to function within the CDC IMS (if opportunity arises)
- Understand and articulate the role of mitigation and risk reduction as part of the disaster risk management cycle
The position may provide additional training opportunities in support of other activities related to the mission of OEM, with approval and guidance from the mentor.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: August 15, 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 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.ATSDR@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.