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HPV Research Fellow

Organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Type: Full time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Federal Government
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Atlanta, GA
Compensation: The fellow will receive a monthly stipend depending on background and experience.

Position Description: A fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) within the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This fellowship will focus on a study to monitor the impact of HPV vaccination on HPV types in HPV-associated cancers using tissues from central cancer registries. The project will use registries to identify cancer cases for determining the type specific prevalence of HPV in cervical, vulvar, vaginal, penile, anal, and oral cavity/oropharyngeal cancers, especially in areas with higher burden of disease and racial/ethnic diversity. The results of this study will help determine how to best monitor HPV in cancer in the U.S. during the long lag between vaccine implementation and anticipated outcome in reduction in cancer incidence. This effort will be important to document the vaccine-specific impact of  HPV-associated cancer rates in the U.S.

The fellow will be responsible for coordinating and contributing to a variety of project activities, including:

  • Participating in regular meetings with contractor, cancer registry staff, and other study collaborators.
  • Planning and executing study protocols with other project partners.
  • Conducting data analysis and writing study results.


  • A doctoral degree in a science, public health, or related field received within the last five years.
  • Strong analytic skills with knowledge of SAS or SPSS
  • Experience analyzing descriptive, and  potentially, more complex epidemiologic data
  • Demonstrated ability to write and publish scientific articles
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work both independently and be an effective team member
  • Experience with managing complex projects involving a variety of stakeholders
  • Experience working with HPV-related issues is preferred but not required

Organization Description: ORISE Fellowship Program: People selected for the appointments do not become federal employees. Participants will become administratively associated with ORISE through a letter of appointment and terms of appointment. They will receive guest appointments at DCPC and will not enter into an employer/employee relationship with DCPC, CDC, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), ORISE, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), or any other federal office or agency.

Additional information: Appointment will be for 1 year, renewable for up to 3 additional years upon recommendation of CDC and subject to the availability of funds.  Program participants are paid a monthly stipend.  Participants do not earn sick leave or annual leave time, although the host facility can permit occasional absences without reduction of the stipend payment or termination of the appointment. A stipend supplement is provided to cover the cost of health insurance. Additional funds may be available for training and travel related to professional development.

How to Apply: Please send a current CV/resume and a one-page cover letter addressing your relevant experience and interest in this position via email to Jeff Glenn at uwh9 [at] cdc [dot] gov.
Closing date:  4/7/2015
Desired Starting date: 6/1/15

Contact name and info:
Mona Saraiya
yzs2 [at] cdc [dot] gov
4770 Buford Highway, NE,
Mail Stop F76
Atlanta, GA 30341-3717
Contact Phone: 770-488-4293