*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
A research opportunity is available with the Advanced Molecular Detection Team located within the Division of Parasitic Diseases and Malaria (DPDM) of the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.
Throughout the course of this fellowship, the research participant will learn applied research in a laboratory project to develop, validate and deploy the next generation molecular and analysis surveillance system for tracking malaria parasites imported to U.S. and globally. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be involved in the following activities:
- Learn to apply their existing bioinformatic and molecular laboratory skills to developing advanced next generation sequencing, bioinformatics and statistical methods for characterizing P. falciparum malaria parasites. This process includes using the python and R programming languages to develop, modify and implement surveillance data analysis programs.
- Train with senior scientists and program consultants in the development of new data collection instruments and data analysis plans, including participating in the production of malaria surveillance activity reports in support of the domestic malaria surveillance program.
- Receive mentoring on the use and design of quality management procedures related to data collection and analysis procedures, as well as principles, practices, methodologies and techniques for malaria molecular surveillance and epidemiology.
- Receive mentoring in the preparation of written scientific manuscripts for publication and/or presentations related to malaria genetic characterization and analysis.
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.CGH@orau.org.