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CDC Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health (OGPPH), Office of Science (OS) Fellowship Program 2022

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

CDC Office and Location: Multiple research opportunities are currently available in the Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health (OGPPH) and other CDC Programs in human genomics and public health and health equity.  

Research Project: CDC’s Office of Genomics and Precision Public Health (OGPPH) mission is to identify, inform and implement evidence-based human genomics and precision health applications to prevent and control the country’s leading chronic, infectious, environmental, and occupational diseases. OGPPH offers a variety of initiatives and projects, while conducting applied research in a fast-paced environment. 

Under the guidance of a mentor in OGPPH and various Centers, Institutes and Offices throughout CDC, the participant will train on opportunities that may include:  
  • Contributing to projects that aim to incorporate or enhance the use of human genomics in existing public health programs, including public health surveillance and applied research
  • Participating in data analysis and evaluation of ongoing CDC initiatives in human genomics and public health
  • Conducting systematic reviews of the literature on the use of human genomics in public health
  • Contributing to the development, execution and analysis of health equity science projects in human genomics and public health
  • Contributing to the development of scientific abstracts, blog posts, web pages, and scientific papers on human genomics and public health

Learning Objectives
  • Learning public health approaches and health equity principles for applying human genomics to public health programs
  • Learning to conduct systematic reviews for topics related to the use of human genomics in public health
  • Learning data analysis, synthesis and evaluation in the integration of human genomics in public health
  • Learning health communication approaches about the use of human genomics in public health

Mentor(s)If you have questions about the nature of the research please reach out to

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: June 1, 2022. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.

Appointment LengthThe 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 ParticipationThe appointment is full-time.

Participant StipendThe participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. 

Citizenship RequirementsThis opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.

ORISE InformationThis 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.

The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H) requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering, physical distancing, testing, vaccination).

Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email and include the reference code for this opportunity.