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Job Title: Health Communicator Fellowship
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Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Posted: 6/27/2018
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA   
Position Description: A fellowship opportunity is available in the Center for Global Health, Division of Global Health Protection, Epidemiology, Informatics, Surveillance, and Laboratory Branch in Atlanta, GA.

The fellow will interact closely with a collaborative team of epidemiologists, laboratorians, informaticians, health communicators and web developers.

Opportunities include:

1. Writing and disseminating web-based information.

2. Assisting with the communication of global health security data from over 40 overseas CDC country offices.

3. Developing health communication materials, such as stories, program summaries, questions and answers, fact sheets, social media postings, and infographics.

4. Tracking and organizing scientific information written by branch staff.

5. Creating PowerPoint presentations for scientific audiences.

6. Translating scientific language for various audiences.

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 13 months, 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 or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

Qualifications: Bachelor's degree or master's degree in public health or health communications or related field earned within the past five years. PhD or doctoral level applicants will not be considered.

Training or experience in health communication or applied health experience

Ability to quickly analyze different streams of information and translate them into language appropriate for multiple audiences

Organization Description:

Closing Date: 8/1/2018
Desired Starting Date: 9/3/2018
Contact Name: Sarah Hedges,  Deputy Branch Chief
Contact Location: 1600 Clifton Road NE

Atlanta   GA  30333
United States
Contact Location: 1600 Clifton Road NE
  Atlanta   GA  30333
  United States
Contact Phone: 404-639-7414 
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Contact Email:
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How to Apply: A complete application consists of:

1. A cover letter

2. Transcripts

3. A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publications list

4. Contact information for two references

Please submit all documents to Sarah Hedges ( by Friday, July 13, 2018.

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