*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Assessment Branch, Immunization Services Division within the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Assessment Branch provides scientific leadership on measurement of vaccination coverage across the lifespan. The selected candidate 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 Assessment Branch’s National Immunization Survey (NIS) Team, the participant will use NIS data to learn to conduct statistical analyses, develop applied research projects, and provide technical assistance to CDC’s immunization program partners. He/she will collaborate with and be mentored by epidemiologists, statisticians, survey methodologists, and other health scientists who work on the National Immunization Survey. 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
- Presenting findings and recommendations at national forums and in peer-reviewed journals
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment can be up to one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.
If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.CDC.NCIRD@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.