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Research Project Description

Computer Science Fellowship
Division of Viral Hepatitis
National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA

CDC-NCHHSTP-2014-0068

Project Description:

A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Division of Viral Hepatitis (DVH) in the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The participant will assist with the development of viral evolution models and algorithms for the analysis of viral next-generation sequencing data. 

The project is focused on the evolution of hepatitis C virus. This includes molecular epidemiology, bioinformatics, analysis of next-generation sequencing data, machine learning, data mining, graph theory, network theory, discrete optimization, mathematical modelling and high performance computing.

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.

Qualifications:

  • A doctoral degree in computer science or mathematics or a related scientific field received within the last five years.
  • Experience with Programming for high-performance computing, parallel computation, and distributed computing. Experience with MPI, Java, Matlab, C++, or R. Experience with Linux preferred.

How to Apply:

To be considered, please send a current CV/resume to the attention of CDCrpp@orau.org. Please reference CDC-NCHHSTP-2014-0068 in all communications.