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Research Project Description

Genomic Sequencing Fellowship
Biotechnology Core Facility Branch
Division of Scientific Resources
National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA


Project Description:

A fellowship opportunity is currently available with the Biotechnology Core Facility Branch (BCFB) of the Division of Scientific Resources (DSR) within the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

BCFB is committed to providing CDC laboratory support through high throughput DNA sequencing utilizing next generation sequencing platforms. As a part of a BCFB laboratory team, the chosen participant may have the following opportunities:

  • Collaborating with the DNA sequencing team to provide skills in molecular biology with DNA in preparation of sequencing libraries
  • Operating and maintaining DNA sequencers
  • Performing rudimentary analysis of DNA sequence
  • Maintaining daily laboratory records.

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 is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will received a monthly stipend commensurate with education 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 or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.


  • A Bachelor's, Master’s or Doctoral degree in molecular biology received within the last five years.
  • Working knowledge of DNA sequencing, including knowledge of generating and analyzing data from next generation sequencing instruments (Illumina, PacBio, Ion Torrent, Roche454), and laboratory operations is desired.
  • Knowledge of software tools for analyzing next generation sequencing data on either Linux/UNIX and Windows based systems is beneficial.

How to Apply:

To be considered, please send a current CV/resume to the attention of Please reference CDC-NCEZID-2014-0061 in all communications.