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2020 Summer ORISE Fellowship Opportunity at CDC

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November 18, 2019


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)

Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS)

Atlanta, GA (Chamblee Campus)

Organizational Mission                                  

DLS uses advanced laboratory science and innovative techniques to improve the detection,

diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn,

selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. DLS also works to improve the rapid and accurate

detection of chemical threat agents, radiologic threat agents, and selected toxins. In these areas,

the laboratory has been in the vanguard of efforts to improve people’s health across the nation and around the world.


Participants will join laboratory teams to develop and apply analytical methods to characterize and quantify biochemical markers, including those in biologic specimens (such as serum or

urine), that are relevant to disease and harmful exposures. DLS currently has more than 170 active methods and 230+ mass spectrometers in use.

Selected candidates will be placed in one of seven branches within DLS (see website for branch information: They will gain hands-on experience using

state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation and automation equipment. DLS offers a stimulating research environment that enables summer fellows to gain practical experience in

applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of public health.


Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Chemistry or Biochemistry. Must be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.

Must be a U.S. Citizen.

Program Dates and Stipend                         

Dates: May 21st – July 31st, 2020

Stipend: approximately $2,900 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,600 for full-time graduate student fellows. Housing is available, but fellows are responsible

for housing costs.

How to Apply                                                  

The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship Program.

Application Deadline                                     

January 10, 2020

Selections will be made by February 28th.

For Further Information