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Job Title: Scientific Health Communications Fellowship - CDC
Job Number: CDC-CGH-2018-0016
Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Posted: 11/9/2017
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings:
Location: Atlanta,  GA   
Position Description: There is a fellowship opportunity at the Center for Global Health, Division of Global Non-communicable Diseases Branch (GNCDB), at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.

The participant will be involved in activities to help convey critical public health scientific and programmatic information to a variety of target audiences through the branch and division’s internal and external communications channels, including traditional media relations, partner engagement and social media outreach. He/She will utilize numerous communications best practices to reach the target audience and communicate about key global health priorities. There may also be opportunities to assist with program communication and coordination activities in certain countries.

The fellow will have the opportunity to support GNCDB staff, including health communicators, health scientists and management on a variety of communications activities and may be involved in the following activities:

•Conducting communications research and data tracking and developing reports documenting reach from press releases and other media outreach. •Translating scientific language for various audiences, and ensuring research findings are properly disseminated. •Writing content for the web, and information for social media channels. •Consulting with branch staff and helping research, crafting and disseminating strategic messages that resonate with specific audiences, cultures, initiatives and campaigns. •Assuring scientific accuracy of all web and print messages and materials.

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 is for 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.

Qualifications: •Must possess a master’s level degree from an accredited college or university with major study in an academic field related to the public health, health communications, or related field within the last five years.

The following are desirable:

•Knowledge of web-based applications and social media. •Strong interpersonal communication skills, including the ability to manage multiple priorities in a changing environment. •Excellent oral and written communications skills. •Extremely organized and detail-oriented.

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Closing Date: 2/9/2018
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How to Apply: Please go to Zintellect to apply: 59

A complete application consists of:

•An application •Transcripts – Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts •A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list •Two educational or professional references

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

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