*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP), Research Evaluation Branch (REB), within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
Research Project: Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will train on research related to the primary prevention of child abuse and neglect including child sexual abuse. CDC defines child sexual abuse as the involvement of a child (person less than 18 years of age) in sexual activity that violates the laws or social taboos of society and that he/she does not fully comprehend, does not consent to or is unable to give informed consent to, or is not developmentally prepared for and cannot give consent to (see: https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/childabuseandneglect/childsexualabuse.html).
The participant will train under the mentorship of REB scientific staff to:
- Support CDC-funded research studies to prevent child abuse and neglect, including child sexual abuse
- Conduct reviews and identify existing gaps and opportunities in the published literature and existing data sources on child abuse and neglect prevention, particularly child sexual abuse prevention
- Conduct research to increase understanding of the risk and protective factors for child abuse and neglect and child sexual abuse perpetration and victimization
- Analyze and synthesize data from multiple sources on organizational policies for child sexual abuse prevention among youth serving organizations
- Analyze, publish, and disseminate research on child abuse and neglect and child sexual abuse prevention
- Learn about prevention of child abuse and neglect, including child sexual abuse
- Deepen knowledge about existing gaps and opportunities in the published literature and existing data sources on child abuse and neglect prevention, particularly child sexual abuse prevention
- Increase understanding of the risk and protective factors for child abuse and neglect and child sexual abuse perpetration and victimization
- Develop subject matter expertise and contribute to the evidence base
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.NCIPC@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity (CDC-NCIPC-2021-0269).