Check Eligibility

Eligible host site candidates must meet the following requirements:

    • Be a public health laboratory at a CDC location or within a state, territorial, local, or tribal public health jurisdiction
    • Designate a primary supervisor who holds a PhD in a laboratory sciences field or a medical degree (MD), has five or more years working experience, and has experience supervising doctoral-level scientists
      • CDC laboratories must designate primary supervisors who are full-time employees (FTEs)
    • Designate at least one secondary supervisor with experience supervising doctoral-level scientists
    • Have at least one year working in the CDC branch (CIO) or jurisdiction of the LLS assignment
    • Specify how they will prioritize diversity, equity, inclusion, accessibility (DEIA) and health equity training, particularly in a laboratory leadership and management context
    • Provide projects to fulfill the LLS Core Activities of Learning
    • Agree to the terms of the Center, Institute, or Office LLS Memorandum of Assignment  [175 KB, 9 Pages] or the External Partner LLS Memorandum of Assignment [188 KB, 9 Pages]