*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis. basis.
A research opportunity is currently available with the Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice (DEHSP) of the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
DEHSP promotes and protects the health and q quality of life of all people in the United S States through conducting environmental h health science and improving environmental h health services. Its mission is supported by s surveillance, epidemiologic studies, t technical assistance, training, and e emergency response activities through p programs that provide critical environmental h health capacity for state, tribal, local, a and territorial health departments and other a agencies with related responsibilities. The participant will gain experience in the Lead Poisoning Prevention and Environmental Health Tracking Branch as part of the Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program’s surveillance and prevention a activities.
The selected participant will have the o opportunity to interact closely with public h health program professionals in various r roles and to be involved in diverse a activities, including: •Contributing to the development of messages and communication materials such as fact sheets, program briefings, program summaries, program briefs, web pages, and social media content. The participant will learn or improve skills in developing materials targeted for specific audience.
•Conducting communications research, literature or health communication scans. The participant will learn or improve skills in researching, compiling, and synthesizing complex information from multiple sources.
•Drafting health education materials and messages for outreach and dissemination through a variety of communication channels. The participant will learn or improve skills in using various communication media.
•Collaborating with internal and external gro groups on health communication and marketing of of program priorities. The participant will lea learn or improve skills in interacting with a w a wide variety of professionals from various per perspectives. Anticipated Appointment Start Date: January 6 6, 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. A relocation allowance will not be provided. 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. related benefits.