Associate Service Fellowship in the Division of Health Care Statistics


Position and organization

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Division of Health Care Statistics, Long-Term Care Statistics Branch, located in Hyattsville, Maryland, is seeking a full-time Associate Service Fellow. As the nation’s principal health statistics agency, NCHS’ mission is to provide statistical information to guide actions and policies to improve the health of the American people.

The Long-Term Care Statistics Branch conducts the National Study of Long-Term Care Providers (NSLTCP) to monitor the nation’s long-term care services and support system across five major sectors and to inform long-term care planning and policymaking. For more information, visit


Fellowship overview

The Service Fellow, reporting to the Long-Term Care Statistics Branch Chief, will contribute to multiple aspects of designing, conducting, analyzing, and reporting data from NSLTCP. NSLTCP uses data from nationally representative surveys and administrative regulatory, claims, and assessment data to provide national and state statistical and epidemiological information on long-term care providers and people served in adult day services centers, assisted living and similar residential care communities, home health agencies, hospices, and nursing homes. The Fellow will plan and prepare administrative or survey data files and related documentation; contribute to implementing surveys; develop analytical plans incorporating appropriate statistical and epidemiologic methods and techniques, execute the analysis of data, and interpret results; identify and explore new administrative data sources to expand NSLTCP; and prepare written reports and publications on paid, regulated long-term care in the United States.



This fellowship is open to all citizens of the United States or legal permanent residents with a work authorization. (Applicants are responsible for obtaining the necessary work authorization.) Applicants should have a master’s degree or higher in an academic field related to the health sciences or allied sciences appropriate to the work of the position. Applicants should have knowledge of the theories, principles, and concepts of epidemiology or related health sciences in order to formulate hypotheses regarding health status and health outcomes and conduct meaningful analyses and interpretation of data. Strong analytical, statistical, and programming skills and experience using SAS with large complex data sets are required. Applicants should have experience working with administrative data or with national surveys and understand survey design and weighting. Strong writing and interpersonal skills are essential.


Terms of appointment

The successful candidate will be offered an initial 24-month, full-time appointment, which may be extended by mutual agreement. An initial salary range of $79,720–$123,234 will be offered, based on education and experience. Salary increases will be commensurate with performance. Federal benefits such as annual and sick leave, Thrift Savings 401(k)-equivalent, and health and life insurance apply. A flexible work schedule may be arranged. Free onsite parking or a public transportation subsidy is available. The local subway station is within walking distance, and a free shuttle is available to and from the station.


Application process

Applications will be accepted through January 26, 2018. Interested applicants should submit a complete packet which includes a cover letter, curriculum vitae, official transcripts of all graduate and undergraduate credits (in sealed and signed envelopes), two reference letters (on official letterhead with original signature), and a published or unpublished publication of no more than 15 pages where the applicant is the sole author to Dr. Lauren Harris-Kojetin at the mailing address below. Only packets that contain all of the above materials will be considered. Email submissions will not be accepted. Inquiries or questions regarding this fellowship can be directed to


Mailing address

Lauren Harris-Kojetin, Ph.D.
Chief, Long-Term Care Statistics Branch
National Center for Health Statistics
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
3311 Toledo Road, Cubicle Number 3483
Hyattsville, MD 20782


**CDC/NCHS is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, color, age, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.**