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Job Title: CDC Community Engagement Science and Interventions
Job Number: CDC-ATSDR-2022-0214
Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Posted: 6/9/2022
Type: Full-Time
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta,  GA    USA
Position Description: *Applications will be reviewed on a rolling- basis.

CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available in the Community Engagement Science and Interventions Section (CESIS) of the Office of Capacity Development and Applied Prevention Science (OCDAPS) within the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.

The ATSDR, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is a federal public health agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. ATSDR protects communities from harmful health effects related to exposure to natural and man-made hazardous substances. We do this by responding to environmental health emergencies; investigating emerging environmental health threats; conducting research on the health impacts of hazardous waste sites; and building capabilities of and providing actionable guidance to state and local health partners. The CDC is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services, and manages operational functioning and tasks for ATSDR.

Research Project: Community engagement is essential to achieving the mission of the ATSDR. The selected participant will conduct research within CESIS, which is housed in ATSDR’s OCDAPS. OCDAPS builds capabilities by translating science into tools and actions that individuals, communities, and organizations apply to identify, reduce, or prevent health effects from exposures to hazardous substances. The goal of CESIS is to strengthen community engagement practice, policy, and science to effectively prevent and address harmful effects related to hazardous environmental exposures. This will be accomplished through partnerships, communication, training, and implementation, and research and evaluation activities. Learning Objectives: The selected participant will gain experience through monitored tasks, regular mentoring supervision, and feedback according to their participation in the following activities: - Conducting an environmental scan of all ATSDR’s community engagement implementation - Conducting a literature review on community engagement practice models and research - Developing a systematic data collection system to track, monitor, and analyze community engagement measures and relationships to environmental health outcomes - Identifying community engagement indicators and measures - Evaluating reach and impact for all communities, including EJ communities - Developing briefs, fact sheets, manuscripts, and presentations to share knowledge and findings

Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Dr. Dawnovise Fowler ( If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: June 27, 2022. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.

Appointment Length: The 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 Participation: The appointment is full-time.

Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.

Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens only.

ORISE Information: This 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.

Qualifications: The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within the past five years.

Candidates with community outreach/engagement training and experience are encouraged to apply.

Preferred skills/experience:

- Program evaluation experience - Research experience - Experience in conducting literature reviews - Experience in Excel, PowerPoint, data coding/management, and analysis

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Closing Date: 9/9/2022
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How to Apply: Applications must be completed in Zintellect at the Web Address provided.

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