The Infectious Diseases Laboratory (ID) Fellowship, sponsored by APHL and CDC, trains and prepares scientists for careers in public health laboratories and supports public health initiatives related to infectious diseases. Master’s or doctoral degree required. Multiple locations. Fellowships begin in the summer of 2021.
The ID Fellowship is a one-year, full-time experiential training opportunity for post-master’s and post-doctoral level scientists. Post-doctoral fellows may extend their term for a second year if funding and opportunity are available. ID Fellows are placed in local, state or federal (CDC) public health laboratories throughout the US to receive training in bench-level laboratory skills and methods, and assist with high priority infectious disease testing, surveillance, and control measures. The ID Fellowship offers disease-specific tracks that allow fellows to receive in-depth specialized training. Available disease-specific tracks vary each year and may include, but are not limited to, tracks specializing in foodborne illnesses, vector-borne diseases, respiratory diseases, etc. Based on the fellow’s interests and available host lab opportunities, fellows will be assigned a disease-specific track following interviews and matching with the host laboratory. APHL cannot guarantee the offering of specific tracks nor the fellow’s placement into a specific track.
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- Stipend ($45,627/year for master’s level, $55,264/year for doctoral level)
- $500/month 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: biology, chemistry, microbiology, public health, virology, or related disciplines.
- 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.
Work Location: Multiple locations; US local, state and federal (CDC) public health laboratories
For online application and more information click on the green “Apply Externally” button.