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Research Opportunity Description

Clinical Epidemiology Fellowship
Chronic Viral Diseases Branch
Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA


Project Description:

A fellowship opportunity is available in the Chronic Viral Diseases Branch (CVDB) within the Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP) of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The selected participant will be involved with the Branch’s investigations into clinical epidemiologic aspects of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), which have potential impact on current public health developments. The project includes study design of clinical epidemiology in patient and general populations, analysis via convention and unconventional statistical methods, and scientific manuscript drafting. Opportunities may include:

  • Designing and implementing epidemiological studies and surveillance systems
  • Collaborating with CVDB members to craft IRB protocols and grant proposals
  • Conducting descriptive and analytical studies and use results to adapt clinical epidemiology and related programs
  • Preparing scientific articles and reports for publication and conference presentation
  • Participating in CDC research activities and special investigations related to CFS
  • Presenting results and findings to other scientists and public health researchers within and outside CDC

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 participant must show proof of health insurance. 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 Doctoral degree in epidemiology or public health received within the last five years.
  • Experience using SAS programming and other statistical applications (e.g., analysis file creation, tabular, graphics, statistical testing, regression, etc.).
  • Knowledge of population-based surveys and statistics.

How to Apply:

To be considered, please send a current CV/resume to the attention of Please reference CDC-NCEZID-2013-0060 in all communications.