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Job Title: CDC Public Health Fellowship Data Analyst: Jurisdictional Readiness and Response
Job Number: CDC-ORR-2024-0038
Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Posted: 3/27/2024
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 training fellowship opportunity is currently available in CDC's Office of Readiness and Response, Division of State and Local Readiness, Jurisdictional Readiness and Response Branch to participate in a regional analysis of data from a mental health survey of public health workers and other data management and analysis activities. It is located in Atlanta, Georgia.

Selected candidates must either live within a 50 mile radius of an approved CDC duty location or be able to relocate before the start of the appointment.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.

DSLR supports state, local, tribal, and territorial health departments in preparing to respond to disasters. Policy Communications Unit manages and operates policy and communications functions for the division and works with all branches within the division to accomplish all components of the Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement, CDC's largest domestic grant program. The PHEP program, managed by DSLR, is a critical source of funding and guidance for state, local, and territorial public health departments. Since 2002, the PHEP cooperative agreement has provided assistance to public health departments across the nation. This helps health departments build and strengthen their abilities to effectively respond to a range of public health threats including infectious diseases, natural disasters, and biological, chemical, nuclear, and radiological events.

Research Project: Training activities will include:

Cleaning and analyzing survey data using SAS. Contributing to related manuscripts or other communications of the findings of data analysis. Participating in the process of publication or dissemination of findings. Collaborating with Jurisdictional Readiness and Response Support Branch staff and other researchers at CDC who are using mental health survey data through organizing and participating in virtual meetings and through email communication. Facilitating the fulfillment of requests for data from the mental health survey. Learning Objectives:

Gain knowledge of the complementary roles of the federal, state, tribal, local, and territorial agencies involved in public health emergency preparedness and response. Learn how to apply data management and analysis skills to inform public health emergency preparedness with sensitivity to issues related to data privacy and dissemination. Enhance skills in coordinating with other public health researchers to maximize efficiency in contributing to critical public health emergency preparedness knowledge and minimize duplication of efforts. Gain familiarity with the publication and knowledge dissemination process at a federal public health agency, including scientific clearance. The participant will develop skills in data management, analysis, and synthesis that will well position the participant for a variety of potential future opportunities. There may be possibilities to train on other science projects related to jurisdictional readiness and response support. Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Rebecca Sabo ( If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: June 3, 2024. 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: Stipend rates may vary based on numerous factors, including opportunity, location, education, and experience. If you are interviewed, you can inquire about the exact stipend rate at that time and if selected, your appointment offer will include the monthly stipend rate.

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 bachelor's or master's degree in the one of the relevant fields (i.e. public health, epidemiology, the medical field, health sciences, or allied sciences). Degree must have been received within the past five years, or anticipated to be received by 6/3/2024.

The degree must be from an educational program from an accrediting body recognized by the U.S. Department of Education at the time the degree was obtained.

Preferred skills:

A strong background in data management and public health or epidemiology Experience in general data management or analysis Proficiency in SAS statistical software Proficiency in Excel and Word Excellent oral and written communication skills Excellent organization and time management skills

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Closing Date: 6/27/2024
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How to Apply: The application must be completed through Zintellect.

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