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CDC Biostatistics and Epidemiology Fellowship

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

A research opportunity is available in the Clinical and Environmental and Microbiology Branch (CEMB), Division of Healthcare Quality and Promotion (DHQP), National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will join the team to learn data management and analysis using a variety of data sources on various antibiotic resistance activities focused on healthcare associated infections. The participant will gain experience with cleaning, analyzing, and visualizing data collected across antibiotic resistance activities and assist with developing statistical methods for various projects. The participant will learn how to detect and describe trends in resistance and gain an understanding on how to set programmatic priorities.

The participant will also gain experience in communicating findings and emerging priorities with CDC colleagues and programs, public health partners, and the public. The participant may present unique findings and research at national and regional conferences. The participant will gain skills in providing support to epidemiologic investigations triggered by the data analyzed. The participant will learn all aspects of working with other teams and branches within DHQP, and other key partners in federal government, state and local public health departments, professional organizations, and clinical medicine.

The learning objectives for this fellowship include:

  • Manage diverse sets of raw data and develop statistical methods to analyze such data.
  • Detect and describe trends in novel and emerging AR.
  • Support epidemiologic investigations to understand AR threats.
  • Engage with numerous partners and troubleshoot data errors.
  • Link data from multiple activities and programs.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners.
  • Present data to scientific and non-scientific audiences.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: August 31, 2020

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 part-time (10 hours per week) 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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