*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
A research opportunity is available with the Strategic Information and Workforce Development (SIWD) Branch, on the Strategic Information Team (SIT), located within the Global Immunization Division (GID) of the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia. GID is involved in one of the most effective of all global public health missions – vaccination against deadly diseases – which saves the lives of 2 to 3 million people every year. GID works closely with a wide variety of partners to protect global citizens against contagious and life-threatening vaccine-preventable diseases.
This research project focuses on providing additional analytical support for programmatic and research activities led by the SIWD branch in low- and middle-income countries. The participant will help support analysis of quantitative and qualitative data and develop analytical solutions to enhance the use of immunization-related data for action for various projects in the SIWD branch. The participant will provide technical support to improve immunization information systems and workforce capacity in low- and middle –income countries. The participant may also have the opportunity to support additional projects related to evaluation and operations research, as necessary. The project may require travel to low and middle income countries to provide technical assistance.
Under the guidance of a mentor and in collaboration with a team of SIWD scientists, the participant will be involved in the following activities:
- Ensuring data quality, accuracy and completeness
- Supporting the development of appropriate data analysis plans
- Conducting exploratory and/or statistical analysis of quantitative and qualitative data
- Enhancing existing data collection, management and analysis systems to streamline implementation of monitoring and evaluation activities and use of findings
- Supporting oversight in organization and management of complex programmatic data
- Assisting in training of project personnel in-country on data related activities
- Potential to co-author scientific papers for publication
- Up to 20% of international travel for project support
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: November 2020
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.
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.