Fellowship Opportunities

Associate Service Fellow (Health Scientist)

Atlanta, GA

Apply June 6 through June 19, 2019

Senior Service Fellow Behavioral Scientist Basic Information
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services
Sub-Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Center Name: Office of Science/Office of Technology and Innovation
Salary Range: $78,446 – $88,907 (RG-0601)
Work Schedule: Full-time
Appointment Type /
1 – 2 years
Bargaining Unit Status: Non Bargaining Unit


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency.  Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of our people here and around the world.

Job Description

Within the Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI), the Technology Transfer (TT) Office’s mission is to encourage, foster, and develop innovative science, technologies, processes, and policies that support the CDC/ATSDR. The overall goal is to benefit the U.S. by creating new and better products, involve the private sector in government research to create new jobs and profits for U.S. industry, and to help maintain and restore U.S. industry competitiveness with foreign industry.

OTI provides strategic leadership, coordination, and support for technology transfer and innovation in CDC science that will enhance the agency’s ability to protect and promote the public’s health.

More broadly, TT involves:

  • Documenting government-developed technology
  • Protecting intellectual capital when appropriate
  • Sharing technology with the private sector and other collaborative parties
  • Collaborating with private sector and other collaborative parties to develop, improve, evaluate, and implement new technologies


Incumbent will:

  • Analyze research proposals, with primary requirement of assessing scientific and technical obligations related to collaborative research projects and transfers or licensing of research materials
  • Respond to inquiries regarding the legal and regulatory requirements related to technology transfer agreements, patents, or inventions
  • Review technology transfer agreements for sufficiency regarding method and techniques, justifications, and similar matters
  • Review reports of technology transfer agreements to determine adherence to performance measures
  • Negotiate and execute technology transfer agreements for an organization

Basic Qualifications

  • The successful candidate will possess a Degree in an academic field related to the medical field, health sciences, or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position.
  • In addition to the above requirement, the candidate must possess a master’s or doctorate degree.
  • The candidate must also have one year of qualifying experience equivalent to at least the GS-11 in the federal government that was gained in either the private or public sector.

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 to be 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.

  • Successful completion of a background investigation.

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 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.

EEO Policy

The United States Government does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.

How to Apply

Submit the following documents:

  • Resume (no more than 10 pages)
  • College Transcripts

Submit your documents to Gwen Barnett by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) June 19, 2019.

Selection Process

Applications will be reviewed and interviews may be conducted.

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