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Employer: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Located in: Atlanta, Georgia
Degree Required: PhD
A research opportunity is currently available at the HPV Laboratory in the Chronic Viral Diseases Branch within the Division of High-Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP), of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participant will join laboratory staff in surveillance and reference laboratory projects for HPV prevalence and vaccine impact monitoring. In addition to its routine surveillance testing, the laboratory is developing an HPV plasmid biorepository to serve as standards for assay development and proficiency panels for national and international partners. The lab team is also transitioning HPV next generation sequencing (NGS) assays from research and development to standardized methods for high-throughput public health surveillance. Specific training activities will include:
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: October 1, 2019
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 can be up to 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.
The qualified candidate should have received a doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.
Posted on 07/11/2019
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