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CDC Policy and Evaluation Fellowship

*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.

Two research opportunities are currently available with the Guideline Team in the Office of Policy, Planning, and Communications of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP), within the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia. The team develops evidence-based guidelines and related materials for the Division and participates in their dissemination, evaluation, and implementation.

Under the guidance of a mentor, the participants may be involved in the following activities:
  • Gaining knowledge about guideline development methodology and applying it while contributing to ongoing or new DGT projects including current guidelines under development, new guideline topic assessments, evaluation, dissemination, training, consultations, tracking research, gathering evidence, and developing guideline resources and tools
  • Reviewing and critically evaluating a variety of evidence to support recommendations, following agreed upon methodology, and collaborating with librarians and groups developing systematic reviews, as necessary
  • Monitoring published literature, evaluating programmatic data and other evidence
  • Training to use reference management software (e.g. EndNote) or screening software (e.g. Distiller)
  • Assisting in drafting a variety of guideline related technical documents including scoping statements, data abstraction, literature search, PICO questions, systematic reviews, rapid reviews, evidence summaries, web content, etc.
  • Participating in group meetings and discussions, as required and keeping accurate records of guideline projects progress
  • Assisting in facilitating formal consultations, planning webinars, internal and external review, and handling of clearance procedures
  • Developing scientific conference presentations, abstracts, publications, technical reports, guideline manuscripts, as required
  • Undertaking any other assignments, as necessary

Anticipated Appointment Start Date: January 4, 2021

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. Supplements for health insurance will be provided. The appointment is part-time (20 hours per week) 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.

If you have questions, send an email to Please include the reference code for this opportunity (CDC-NCHHSTP-2021-0012) in your email.