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Job Title: CDC Paula E. Jayne Fellowship for Adolescent and School Health
Job Number: CDC-NCCDPHP-2024-007
Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Posted: 5/8/2024
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 research opportunity is available in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 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 Paula E. Jayne Fellowship for Adolescent & School Health is currently available within the Research Application and Evaluation Branch of the Division of Adolescent and School Health (DASH) within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health supports school health programs to prevent chronic disease, reduce youth's risk for HIV, STI, and untended pregnancy, and address related risk and protective factors including mental health, violence, and substance use.

Learning Objectives: Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participant(s) will have the opportunity to contribute to DASH's research, evaluation, and translation efforts supporting child, adolescent, and school health. Specifically, the fellow will gain experience collaborating with CDC staff to: (a) conduct dissemination and implementation research and evaluation activities; (b) translate scientific findings into actionable tools and resources for schools to use to support the health of students and staff, (c) collaborate with CDC staff to help provide technical assistance on school health programs to local and state education agencies (LEAs/SEAs). The participant is expected to have the learning opportunity to be involved in the following activities:

Assessing the reach, utility, and opportunities for improving DASH's tools and resources for promoting school health. Translating school health research and evaluation findings into practical tools and resources for schools, families, and students. Collaborating with CDC staff and other national experts on the provision of technical assistance to school districts, schools, and school partners. Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Natalie Wilkins ( If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: August 29, 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, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non- U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.

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 the one of the relevant fields (e.g. epidemiology, public health, education, social sciences, or a closely related field). Degree must have been received within the past five years, or anticipated to be received by 8/29/2024.

Preferred skills:

Knowledge of research and evaluation methods, methods for effectively communicating research findings for scientific audiences, and translating research and best practices into tools, resources, and guidance that bridges research into practice. Experience conducting research, evaluation, and/or research synthesis with children, adolescents, and/or schools. Content knowledge in the areas of sexual health, mental health, health education, school-based or school-linked health services, and building safe and supportive school environments is preferred.

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Closing Date: 8/8/2024
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How to Apply: The application must be completed through Zintellect.

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