*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
A research opportunity is currently available with the Poxvirus and Rabies Branch (PRB), Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP) at the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 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.
Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will be involved in the following activities:
- Perform and validate diagnostic methods using real-time PCR or novel diagnostic techniques
- Perform genome sequencing and sequence analysis
- Characterize and annotate genomes of novel viruses
- Participate in outbreak and case investigations
- Collaborate with partners in U.S. and international public health laboratories and industry
- Analyze, publish, and present data
By participating in the above listed research and project, the participant will learn broad techniques and skills in the molecular diagnostics of poxviruses and rabies viruses. The participant will be able to collaborate with other scientists in the laboratory and get trained on the approach and techniques in the laboratory diagnostics of poxviruses and rabies viruses at the CDC.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Summer or Fall 2021; start date is flexible
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 for an additional four years 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.NCEZID@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.