*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
A research opportunity is currently available with the Emergency Response Capacity Team (ERCT), Emergency Response and Recovery Branch (ERRB), Division of Global Health Protection (DGHP) within the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.
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.
ERCT is tasked with the development of trainings and provision of response capacity consultations to improve the global emergency workforce to better respond to international public health emergencies.
Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be trained on the development and delivery of global public health emergency preparedness activities. The participant will have the opportunity to learn about and gain hands-on experience in the following activities:
- Designing and developing curriculum in collaboration with CDC subject matter experts for CDC responders, foreign governments, and international organizations during both peacetime and response activation
- Supporting quantitative and qualitative evaluation data collection and analysis to improve capacity development strategies
- Developing plans, procedures, and tools for more streamlined execution of capacity building activities including the provision of simulations, tabletop exercises, workshops, and in-country consultations
- Contributing to the preparation of training activities, reports, presentations, and communication materials
- Enhancing professional growth and development by participating in trainings, workshops, and meetings centered around global emergency preparedness
The participant will have the opportunity to network with subject matter experts across the agency to learn what CDC does for global public health emergencies and preparedness as well as opportunities to network with foreign governments and international organizations.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: February 2021; start date is flexible
If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.CDC.CGH@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity (CDC-CGH-2021-0050) in your email.