*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
CDC Office and Location: Three research opportunities are available in the Enteric Diseases Laboratory Branch (EDLB) in the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.
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Research Project: The PulseNet, Reference, Outbreak, and Surveillance Team (PROST) within EDLB is interested in identifying three individuals who may be interested in joining our multidisciplinary team. Our laboratory team contributes to the prevention of foodborne and diarrheal diseases in the United States and abroad by detecting, identifying and characterizing enteric bacterial pathogens. We accomplish this goal by providing reference identification and laboratory-based disease surveillance for agents of foodborne and diarrheal diseases, providing training and consultation to national and international public health partners, and developing applied research projects that use emerging technologies to identify and characterize enteric pathogens. The selected participant will learn to characterize foodborne bacterial organisms using phenotypic and genetic methods, and they will assist with applied research projects to strengthen capacity for identification of enteric pathogens using whole genome sequence data. This project will entail developing knowledge of a variety of enteric bacterial species, assay validation, and database development. EDLB has a strong commitment to producing high-quality science through implementation of a robust Quality Management System (QMS).
Learning Objectives: The participant will receive training in identification and subtyping of enteric pathogens, including next generation sequencing technologies.
Mentor(s): The mentor for this opportunity is Efrain Ribot (email@example.com). If you have questions about the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Winter 2021/2022. 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.NCEZID@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.