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Job Title: CDC Public Health Scientist Fellowship
Job Number: CDC-PHIC-2024-0034
Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Posted: 4/3/2024
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: public health scientist (program evaluation) opportunity is available in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the Science and Evaluation Unit (SEU), Division of Partnership Support (DPS) within the National Center for STLT Public Health Infrastructure and Workforce, located at Atlanta, Georgia.

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.

The DPS leverages partnerships to support CDC in developing the capacity of the public health system and state, tribal, local, and territorial departments of health to sustain and strengthen public health foundational, infrastructure, and workforce capabilities. The SEU sits in the Office of the Director in DPS. The function of the SEU is to make all division products and activities scientifically strong, clear, compelling, and leading to action. The DPS SEU promotes excellence in science and evaluation through data quality, scientific integrity, health equity, and innovation to advance public health priorities and outcomes.

Research Project: The participant will train with the Public Health Infrastructure Center, Division of Partnership Support, focusing on evaluation studies and projects.

Learning Objectives: The selected participant will train with public health program professionals in various roles in the following diverse activities:

• Participate in evaluation design and planning, performance measurement, quantitative and qualitative survey design and administration, data collection, data quality assurance processes, data management, data analysis, and data dissemination. • Train on how to translate evaluation science into public health actions and results, and collaborate with public health professionals both inside and outside the organization. • Search, synthesize and interpret information relevant to public health. • Identify and analyze public health issues and their impact on public health systems, partnerships, and programs critical to the public health community. • Train in using scientific information to engage partners. • Assist with the development of organizational objectives and strategies using key information and lessons learned • Collaborate on the development of manuscripts for publication. • Train on strategic partnership engagement and communication with colleagues, key partners, and other public health professionals inside and outside the agency to identify and address public health issues related to partnership support. • Train on assisting with the day-to-day operations of the Division of Partnership Support science and evaluation activities.

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

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: April 22, 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 have received a master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within the past five years.

Preferred skills:

Skills in public health monitoring and evaluation planning and design, planning and implementation of science-based data collection activities (qualitative and quantitative) and data analysis. Strong communication skills, both written and oral. Experience in logic modeling, strategic planning, program planning, and implementation science is desirable.

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Closing Date: 7/3/2024
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How to Apply: The application must be completed through Zintellect.

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