A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Environmental Health Services Branch (EHSB) within the Division of Emergency and Environmental Health Services (DEEHS) of the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
EHSB’s mission is to enhance and revitalize environmental public health to address a range of environmental health issues. Within EHSB, the selected participant will join the Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS-Net) Team to support their restaurant food safety projects. The fellow will assist team members with activities such as:
• Quantitative analysis of data collected for EHS-Net food safety projects • Development of manuscripts based on data from EHS-Net food safety projects • Development of plain language summaries of these manuscripts • Dissemination of manuscript findings through conference presentations • Design and analysis of food safety projects
The fellow may also support the National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS), a reporting system collecting data on foodborne illness outbreak environmental assessments. Specific activities may include:
• Monitoring data reported to NEARS • Conducting quality assurance analysis • Cleaning and analyzing NEARS data according to developed analysis plans • Developing reports based on NEARS data.
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 receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational 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, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment- related benefits.