Fellowship Opportunities

Associate Service Fellow (Epidemiologist)

Atlanta, GA

Apply by December 31, 2019

Senior Service Fellow Behavioral Scientist Basic Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Sub-Agency: Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Center Name: Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences, Environmental Epidemiology Branch
Salary Range: $69,581 – $98,420
Work Schedule: Full-time
Appointment Duration: 1 year (may be extended for one additional year)
Bargaining Unit Status: Non Bargaining Unit


CDC’s Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR) is seeking an associate service fellow, epidemiologist, for its Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences, Environmental Epidemiology Branch (DTHHS). The Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences (DTHHS) integrates epidemiology, environmental medicine, and toxicology. This includes investigating the relationships between exposures to hazardous substances and adverse health effects.

Job Description

This epidemiologist will support the Multi-Site Health Study – Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances Cooperative Agreement; the goal of the multi-site health study is to learn more about the relationship between PFAS exposure and health outcomes among differing populations. It will also compare different levels of PFAS exposure from different sites and health outcomes. This project will provide a better scientific understanding about the relationships between PFAS exposure and certain health outcomes and will help people understand their risk for health effects. Learn more.

The incumbent will work closely with project, team, and branch leadership to support scientific and programmatic needs. Strong project management, communication, and organizational skills are critical. Experience working with local or state health departments and expertise as a project officer are highly desired.


Incumbent will:

  • Manage all administrative aspects of the cooperative agreements
  • Work with cooperative agreement partners on administrative project needs
  • Communicate all site-specific progress and challenges to the project team and leadership

Basic Qualifications

The successful candidate will possess a degree in epidemiology or a related health science. In addition to the above requirement, the candidate must possess a master’s or higher-level degree.

Basic Requirements

  • Both US citizens and non-US citizens are eligible to apply.

Note: Non-US citizens meeting the above degree and specified specialized experience requirements are eligible for noncompetitive appointments under this appointing authority. Citizens of countries on the Non-Aligned list (including China, India, and Switzerland) are eligible for this appointment. Citizens of countries that have been determined by the U.S. Secretary of State as State Sponsors of Terrorismexternal icon will not be able to obtain a security clearance to work at CDC and should not be considered for this appointing authority. Countries currently on this list include: Iran, Sudan, and Syria.

  • Successful completion of a background investigation.
  • 20 percent or more travel may be required.

This position has an education requirement. Upon request, you must submit a copy of your transcripts (or a list of your courses including titles, credit hours completed and grades). Unofficial transcripts will be accepted in the application package; however, official transcripts will be required prior to receiving an official offer. Failure to submit transcripts or indicated college courses information will cause loss of consideration for this position.

Foreign Education: If you are using education completed in foreign colleges or universities to meet the qualification requirements, you must show that the education credentials have been evaluated by a private organization that specializes in interpretation of foreign education programs, and such education has been deemed equivalent to that gained in an accredited U.S. education program; or full credit has been given for the courses at a U.S. accredited college or university.

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How to Apply

Submit the following documents:

  • Resume (not to exceed ten [10] pages)
  • College Transcripts

Email your resume and other documentation to jcx0@cdc.gov by 11:59 p.m. EST on December 31, 2019.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed and interviews may be conducted.

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