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Research Project Description

Statistician Fellowship
Global Immunization Division
Center for Global Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA


Project Description:

A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Global Immunization Division (GID) of the Center for Global Health (CGH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

CGH leads the execution of CDC’s global health approach, working in partnership to assist Ministries of Health to plan, manage effectively, and evaluate health programs; achieve U.S. Government program and international organization goals to improve health, including disease eradication and elimination targets; expand CDC’s global health programs that focus on the leading causes of mortality, morbidity and disability, especially chronic diseases and injuries; generate and apply new knowledge to achieve health goals and strengthen health systems and their impact.

Joining GID, the selected participant will be involved in providing scientific and analytical support for program evaluations and epidemiologic research. Specific activities may include:

  • Providing consultation on study design (including sample size calculations) and developing appropriate statistical analysis plans for epidemiological studies
  • Determining methods for applying best practices and techniques for data collection
  • Conducting analyses and evaluations to determine the suitability and adequacy of data collected, and adapting procedures independently, as needed.
  • Using statistical software (e.g., SAS, R) to analyze data
  • Evaluating methodology used in studies conducted by epidemiologists and other GID researchers to ensure the results are valid and reliable
  • Assisting with the submission of manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals
  • Translating statistical methodologies and results to non-statisticians

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 Master’s or Doctoral degree in biostatistics or a related field received within the last five years.
  • Strong analytical and programming skills in the area of biostatistics or statistics is desired.

How to Apply:

To be considered, please send a current CV/resume to the attention of Please reference CDC-CGH-2014-0062 in all communications.