*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
CDC’s mission is 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. CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.
Research Project: This project will provide genomic data analysis as part of a molecular surveillance program for Neisseria gonorrhoeae with a focus on detection of antibiotic resistance and antibiotic resistance mechanisms. The surveillance activity will support the public health response to identify and respond to cases of resistant bacteria.
- Providing customized or guided computational support within a team environment
- Evaluating existing methods for genomic data analysis
- Developing, validating, optimizing and implementing analysis pipelines for genomic data analysis
- Performing bioinformatics analyses of large-scale genomics data
- Processing data through genomic data analysis pipelines.
- Partnering with department personnel and researchers in the institution
- Developing new applications for genomic data analysis as requested
- Integrating statistical analysis to project design and data interpretations
- Providing data management recommendations, being a team supporter in development of database
- Preparing summaries, presentations, manuscript sections and figures for the visualization and publication of complex data and results
- Enhance professional growth and development by reviewing current literature and by participation in educational programs, workshops, conferences, and in-service meetings
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Kim Gernert (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: As soon as possible. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.
Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.
Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.
Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for program participation.
ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.
Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please email ORISE.CDC.NCHHSTP@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.