Research Project Description
Instructional Design Fellowship
International Emergency Preparedness Team
Center for Global Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the International Emergency Preparedness Team (IEPT) of the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). IEPT provides technical advice and trainings on emergency management, including emergency operation center (EOC) development, to partners around the globe.
The fellow will support CDC and its partners’ reach their goal of developing an “EOC in the box” with both a stand-alone and web-based platform. The Fellow will be working at the CDC Office on Clifton Road, under the supervision of IEPT, and support the “EOC in a box project” using the following strategies:
- Analyze the characteristics of existing and emerging technologies and their use in an instructional environment of different countries
- Select, modify, or create design solutions and strategies, and develop a model for a given project, country or region.
- Select and use a variety of techniques to define and sequence the instructional content and strategies.
- Modify or develop instructional materials.
- Evaluate and assess instruction and its impact.
- Design instructional management systems.
- Provide for the effective implementation of instructional products and programs.
The Fellow will have opportunity to participate in the following activities:
- Assessing characteristics of existing and emerging technologies and their potential use in CDC priority countries to provide training to CDC’s international partners working global security and International Health Regulation implementation initiatives
- Modifying existing in-person training materials to a versatile in-person or e-learning model
- Gaining experience on sequencing of training to maximize learning and the achievement of health security and IHR goals.
- Developing instructional materials and management systems
- Gaining experience to implement the instructional products and program in different countries
In this Fellowship, the Fellow will have the opportunity to strengthen their professional development by:
- Applying instructional design knowledge in the development of trainings for CDC’s international partners on topics related to global health security, emergency management, and EOC development
- Applying instructional design knowledge to numerous international contexts
- Creating media to support learning
- Working with public health subject matter experts, throughout CDC, to develop and refine the content of instructional design products
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 for up to two years 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 Master’s or Doctoral degree in public health, technology or another STEM field with a focus on instructional design and technology received within the last five years.
- Experience and/or knowledge in the following areas is desired: use of LECTORA; working in international settings; public health; and, emergency management.
How to Apply:
To be considered, please send a current CV/resume to the attention of CDCrpp@orau.org. Please reference CDC-CGH-2013-0071 in all communications.