The APHL-CDC Antimicrobial Resistance (AR) Laboratory Fellowship Program (AR Lab Fellowship) provides scientists with the opportunity to collaborate on a range of antimicrobial resistance issues. The fellowship’s mission is to introduce scientists to public health laboratory science while building the workforce needed to detect and respond to existing and emerging forms of AR.
The AR Lab Fellowship is a full-time working fellowship program for post-master’s and post-doctoral level scientists. Fellows will be placed in one of seven public health laboratories for a 12-month term. Extensions for an additional 12-month term may be granted to doctoral fellows, provided funding is available. In addition to laboratory-specific work, fellows will participate in distance-based training and learning activities to achieve proficiency in select public health laboratory core competencies. There are two fellowship tracks: the Antibiotic Resistance Laboratory Network Track and the Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis Track. Recruitment for both tracks is currently underway and both will have a start date in summer 2021.
- Stipend (Master’s level fellows receive compensation commensurate to GS-9 step 1; Doctoral level fellows receive compensation commensurate to GS-11 step 1)
- Allowance for required health insurance
- Relocation assistance
- Professional development allowance
- Student membership to APHL
- Access to distance-based learning activities to achieve proficiency in select public health laboratory core competencies
- Master’s or doctoral degree required. Relevant degrees include: microbiology, molecular biology, public health or a related discipline.
- Narrative statement;
- Resume or CV;
- Three (3) references for letters of recommendation;
- Transcripts from all degree-granting institutions;
- Proof of US citizenship or permanent residency.
Eligibility and Requirements:
- Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
- Applicants must have completed degree requirements prior to starting the program
- Applications are now open. Complete applications must be received by the application deadline, February 28, 2021.
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