Research Opportunity Description
Immunization Communication Fellowship
Health Communication Science Office
National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A research opportunity is available in the Health Communication Science Office (HCSO) within the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This office is responsible for CDC’s public education campaigns on childhood, adolescent, adult, and influenza and for providing communication support for NCIRD’s divisions.
Opportunities may include:
- Participate with HCSO’s research teams that include both qualitative and quantitative immunization studies.
- Collaborate with HSCO research coordinator and campaign leads to plan and manage all aspects of research including identifying goals, objectives, segments, etc.; data collection; and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative immunization that may include focus groups, in-depth interviews, surveys, polls, etc.
- Write and review protocols, IRB packages, moderator and interview guides, surveys, top-line and final reports, and other research-related documents.
- Observe focus groups and other research, as needed. This may include limited travel.
- Analyze both qualitative and quantitative research data.
- Disseminate research findings internally and externally including writing journal articles, key messages, and web content; developing slide sets; and delivering presentations on research findings.
- Attend relevant meetings (staff meetings, team meetings, ACIP), conferences, and trainings to get up to speed quickly on immunization issues.
The Research Participation Program for CDC is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE). The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend depending on educational level and experience. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
- A doctorate degree in communication or a related social science is preferred. Applicants must have received their degree within the last five years to qualify for this program.
- Experience in research planning and management, data collection, and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative studies is desirable.
- Experience in using SPSS/PASW for quantitative data analysis and ability to program in SAS is preferred.
- Experience in disseminating research findings including writing journal articles, key messages, and web content; developing slide sets; and delivering presentations on research findings is helpful. Candidates with an established publication record preferred.
How to Apply:
To be considered, please send a CV/resume to the attention of CDCrpp@orau.org. Please reference CDC-NCIRD-2012-0050 in all communications.