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Job Title: CDC National Immunization Survey (NIS) Team Fellowship
Job Number: CDC-NCIRD-2024-0041
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: A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Surveillance and Epidemiology Branch, Immunization Services Division within the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, located in 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.

Research Project: The Surveillance and Epidemiology Branch works to provide scientific leadership on measurement of vaccination coverage across the lifespan. The selected participant for this fellowship will participate in training activities that will enhance their skills in analyzing and interpreting data, preparing scientific reports, and responding to data inquiries. Specifically, as a member of the Surveillance and Epidemiology Branch’s National Immunization Survey (NIS) Team, the fellow will use NIS data to learn to conduct statistical analyses, develop applied research projects, and provide technical assistance to CDC’s immunization program partners. They will collaborate with and be mentored by epidemiologists, statisticians, survey methodologists, and other health scientists who contribute to the National Immunization Survey.

Learning Objectives: Training opportunities may include:

Monitoring vaccination coverage among children 19-35 months (NIS-Child) and 13-17 years (NIS-Teen); Planning and conducting data analyses on NIS survey data to identify areas with disparities in coverage for certain demographic or geographic subgroups in the population; Conducting descriptive, categorical, and complex multivariable data analysis to interpret study findings; Preparing scientific/technical reports and documentation to assist with manuscripts for publication; Assisting CDC’s immunization partners with analysis and interpretation of NIS data, and, Presenting findings and recommendations at national forums and in peer-reviewed journals. Mentor(s): The mentors for this opportunity are Laurie Elam-Evans ( and Holly Hill ( If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentors.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: May 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 bachelor's or master's degree in one of the relevant fields (i.e. public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or a science related field). Degree must have been received within the past five years.

Preferred skills:

Experience in analyzing data using SAS, SUDAAN, SPSS, R, or similar computer software package is preferred.

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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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