The overall mission of the United States Army Public Health Center (APHC) is to enhance Army readiness by identifying and assessing current and emerging health threats, developing and communicating public health solutions, and assuring the quality and effectiveness of the Army’s Public Health Enterprise. Their vision is to be a world-class provider of public health services across the Army and DOD. The Army Public Health Center provides responsive, comprehensive laboratory science services worldwide as part of the occupational and environmental health assessment and medical surveillance process to support Army readiness.
As an ORISE participant, you will engage with a diverse and highly-skilled COVID-19 Task Force (TF) with colleagues from multiple disciplines to broaden your understanding of public health emergency response in the Army setting. Under the guidance of a mentor, you will facilitate APHC’s response to high priority information requests from the moment a request is received to delivering the final product to the customer. During your appointment, you will advance your project management skills and improve your ability to translate scientific data into clearly communicated public health implementing guidance documents for a variety of Army stakeholders. By coordinating input and facilitating product development, review, and approval through the Public Health Communications Directorate and the APHC leadership team, the participant will gain in-depth awareness of the breadth of Army public health and expand your ability to work across technical areas and echelons of public health.
This learning opportunity will provide increase marketability, technical skills, knowledge, and understanding in the following areas:
- A full spectrum of public health emergency response while serving on a fast-paced, high OPTEMPO team providing support to the APHC Director
- Gain an in-depth awareness of the breadth of Army public health and expanded ability to work across technical areas
- Sharpen project management skills
- Expand knowledge of the Army COVID-19 response and gain the first-hand experience with transforming scientific data and facts into policy
- Improve communication skills
This appointment is a 12-month research appointment, with the possibility to be renewed for additional research periods. Appointments may be extended depending on funding availability, project assignment, program rules, and availability of the participant.
Participants will receive a stipend to be determined by APHC. Stipends are typically based on the participant’s academic standing, discipline, experience, and research facility location. Other benefits may include the following:
- Health Insurance Supplement. Participants are eligible to purchase health insurance through ORISE.
- Relocation Allowance
- Training and Travel Allowance
Nature of Appointment
The participant will not enter into an employee/employer relationship with ORISE, ORAU, DOD, or any other office or agency. Instead, the participant will be affiliated with ORISE for the administration of the appointment through the ORISE appointment letter and Terms of Appointment.
While participants will not enter into an employment relationship with DOD or any other agency, this opportunity will require a suitability investigation/background investigation. Any offer made is considered tentative pending favorable outcome of the investigation.
The participant should be in a degree seeking program from an accredited college or university in public health, epidemiology, communications, or a related field.
- Experience with epidemiology, public health, project management, or communication.
- Experience in collaborating on multi-disciplinary creative projects, internally and externally communicating, and information and knowledge management.
- Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
- Degree: Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.