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CDC Epidemiology Fellowship

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

A research opportunity is currently available in 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) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The learning objectives of this research opportunity will be to contribute to the detection of and response to multistate enteric disease outbreaks caused by Escherichia coli, Salmonella, and Listeria. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will contribute to developing, implementing, and evaluating tools and strategies for the prevention and control of multistate foodborne and other enteric disease outbreaks; communicating risk to the public and other stakeholders during ongoing outbreaks; participating in the creation of educational materials to prevent enteric illnesses; collaborating with local, state, and federal partners that investigate enteric outbreaks; and collaborating closely with laboratorians to use whole genome sequencing and other advanced laboratory techniques in enteric pathogen outbreak investigations.

This project offers an opportunity to collaborate as a core member of a multi-disciplinary team focusing on outbreak response and prevention activities, a primary component of CDC’s mission. The research opportunity offers advanced experiential learning opportunities that should complement academic study in public health and related fields. The participant will have opportunities to enhance quantitative and qualitative reasoning, critical thinking, problem solving, communication, and teamwork skills.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: September 1, 2020; 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. 

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