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Food Safety Projects - CDC - Atlanta, GA
Oak Ridge Associated Universities




Food Safety Projects - CDC


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

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How To Apply

A complete application consists of:

·         An application

·         Transcripts – Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts

·         A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list

·         Two educational or professional references (one must be from a current faculty member)

·         Two essay questions

All documents must be in English.

If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.

Academic Levels

·         Post-Master's


A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Environmental Health Services Branch (EHSB) within the Emergency and Environmental Health Services of the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

EHSB’s mission is to enhance and revitalize environmental public health to address a range of environmental health issues. Within EHSB, the fellow will join the Environmental Health Specialists Network (EHS-Net) Team to support their restaurant food safety projects.

Fellows may have the opportunity to be involved in the following activities:

• Supporting the National Environmental Assessment Reporting System (NEARS), a reporting system collecting data on foodborne illness outbreak environmental assessments:

o Monitoring data reported to NEARS
o Conducting quality assurance analysis
o Cleaning NEARS data and analyzing NEARS data according to developed analysis plans

• Support other EHS-Net food safety activities:

o Design and implementation of food safety projects
o Cleaning and analysis of data from food safety projects

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.


Master's degree in environmental sciences, life, health, and medical sciences, or a related field within the last five years.

• Experience with statistical analysis of data
• Knowledge of infectious diseases, especially foodborne illness
• Knowledge of principles and methods of biostatistics
• Knowledge of epidemiology principles
• Knowledge of key elements of data management and quality assurance
• Ability to understand and interpret analytical results
• Ability to prepare concise reports
• Ability to be involved in a collaborative manner and independently

Eligibility Requirements

·         Degree: Currently pursuing a Master's degree or have received this degree within 60 months.

·         Discipline(s):

o    Environmental and Marine Sciences

o    Environmental Sciences

o    Life Health and Medical Sciences

o    Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses

o    Population Medicine, Public Health and Epidemiology

o    Public Health

o    Communications and Graphics Design

o    Science Writing

·         Veteran Status: None

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