Fellowship Position at the
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
National Center for Environmental Health
Division of Laboratory Sciences
Clinical Chemistry Branch
Protein Biomarker and Lipid Reference Laboratories

The Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS), National Center for Environmental Health, CDC, conducts research and provides laboratory support that improves the detection, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. Within DLS, the Protein Biomarker and Lipids Reference Laboratories in the Clinical Chemistry Branch supports this through performing research on biomarkers to detect human exposure to environmental chemicals and to diagnose and treat chronic diseases.

We are seeking candidates for a fellowship administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) at the Bachelors level with a degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or related science (Minimum GPA: 3.0), and experience in chemical and analytical laboratory work.
This fellowship will provide the opportunity to obtain hands-on experience in human exposure research and laboratory medicine. This includes operating state-of-the-art laboratory equipment and procedures, performing quality assurance tasks, processing and evaluating complex laboratory data.
Under the guidance of a mentor, training opportunities during the fellowship may include:
• Prepare biological samples to quantify biomarkers of human exposure according to established laboratory procedures
• Operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of gas chromatography, mass spectrometry, and automated liquid handling instrumentation
• Perform data processing and analysis using complex software and data evaluation procedures
• Develop written documentation that clearly and accurately documents laboratory procedures, instrument operation, experimental results, troubleshooting and remedial actions
• Perform tasks in compliance with policies and regulations such as those outlines in the Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendment (CLIA)
The following skills are desired:
• Experience conducting laboratory experiments
• Ability to conduct literature searches and to write reports describing laboratory results
• HPLC, GC, and MS instrumentation experience
• Good written and oral communication skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office

This fellowship is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) (visit http://orise.orau.gov/cdc/ for further information and eligibility). Specifically, candidates must have received their degree within five years of the appointment. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed for up to five years upon recommendation of CDC and contingent on the availability of funds. The stipend depends on educational level and experience and follows those described in federal salary tables (GS tables). The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.

Applications should be emailed to Heather Kuiper, Ph.D. (HKuiper@cdc.gov) by February 2nd, 2018. The application should include a curriculum vitae or resume, copy of official transcripts, citizenship status, current pay stub or salary on letterhead (if applicable) and two letters of recommendation on letterhead (letters by E-mail are sufficient and should be sent directly).

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