Surveillance and Information Management Fellowship - Graduates - CDC


CLOSING DATE: January 30, 2021


JOB #: 16735

POSTED: December 30, 2020


A research opportunity is currently available in the Surveillance, Information Management, and Statistics Office (SIMSO) in the Division of Foodborne, Waterborne, and Environmental Diseases (DFWED) in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. SIMSO provides critical coordination and oversight of division-wide Surveillance and Information Management (SIM) activities.

Throughout the course of the research project with SIMSO, the participant will learn about the management of division wide surveillance and information management activities including activities related to enterprise lifecycle performance cycle governance responsibilities (e.g., project initiation plans and stage gate reviews), activities related to information system security (e.g., annual security reviews), train on surveillance program and evaluation summaries, and planning meetings and webinars. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will learn to cover a range of activities with surveillance and information system management activities, including organizing SIM documentation (e.g., data use agreements, security paperwork, etc.), learning to create a database of CDC-wide SIM contacts and SMEs, learning to track documents in SIMSO SharePoint and OneDrive, activities related to coordinating regular evaluations of surveillance and information systems; and training on administrative and logistic aspects of coordinating meetings and webinars with CDC-wide SIM contacts and SMEs.

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: Winter 2021; start date is flexible

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. 

Additional Details:


The qualified candidate should have received a master’s degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing the degree and will reach completion by the start date of the appointment. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.

Candidates with MDs, DVMs, or PhDs will not be considered.

Preferred skills:

  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to interpret and summarize scientific data
  • Excellent communication skills, specifically experience preparing written documents, reports, and presentations
  • Quantitative skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with SAS or R
How to Apply:

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A complete application consists of:

All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.

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

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