Organization Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Reference Code CDC-NCEH-DLS-2022-0201
How to Apply Connect with ORISE…on the GO! Download the new ORISE GO mobile app in the Apple App Store or Google Play Store to help you stay
engaged, connected, and informed during your ORISE experience and beyond!
A complete application consists of:
An application
Transcripts – Click here for detailed information about acceptable transcripts
A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
One educational or professional recommendation. Your application will be considered incomplete, and will not be reviewed until one
recommendation is submitted.
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
7/11/2022 3:00:00 PM Eastern Time Zone
Description *Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
CDC Office and Location: A research opportunity is currently available with the Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) within the
National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia.
The CDC is one of the major operation components of the Department of Health and Human Services. CDC
works to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether
diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate
attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same.
Research Project: DLS 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, as well as through the Clinical
Harmonization program to improve the quality and reliability of diagnostic tests for priority clinical analytes.
This fellowship will provide the selected fellow 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, and processing and evaluating complex laboratory data.
Learning Objectives: Under the guidance of a mentor, training opportunities during the fellowship may
Preparation of biological samples to quantify biomarkers of human exposure or establish reference values
according to established laboratory procedures
Operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of liquid chromatography, gas chromatography, mass
spectrometry, and automated liquid handling instrumentation
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 outlined in the Clinical Laboratory
Improvement Amendment (CLIA) or International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards
Mentor(s): The mentor(s) for this opportunity is Enada Archibold ( If you have questions about
Opportunity Title: CDC Clinical Chemistry Fellowship
Opportunity Reference Code: CDC-NCEH-DLS-2022-0201
Generated: 5/24/2022 8:05:36 AM
the nature of the research please contact the mentor(s).
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: 2022. Start date is flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.
Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year, but may be renewed for up to five years
upon recommendation of CDC and is contingent on the availability of funds.
Level of Participation: The appointment is full-time.
Participant Stipend: The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. A standard Blue
Cross/Blue Shield health insurance policy will be provided (with optional dental and vision coverage)
with a maximum stipend toward individual coverage of $507 per month ($546 with dental and vision
coverage). Relocation expenses are not covered.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens, Lawful Permanent Residents (LPR), and
foreign nationals. Non-U.S. citizen applicants should refer to the Guidelines for Non-U.S. Citizens Details
page of the program website for information about the valid immigration statuses that are acceptable for
program participation.
ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak
Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. Participants do
not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits. Proof of health insurance is
required for participation in this program. Health insurance can be obtained through ORISE.
The successful applicant(s) will be required to comply with Environmental, Safety and Health (ES&H)
requirements of the hosting facility, including but not limited to, COVID-19 requirements (e.g. facial covering,
physical distancing, testing, vaccination).
Questions: Please visit our Program Website. After reading, if you have additional questions about the application process please
email and include the reference code for this opportunity.
Qualifications The qualified candidate should have received a bachelor’s degree in one of the relevant fields, or be currently pursuing the degree with
completion by the appointment start date. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.
Preferred Skill:
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
Degree: Bachelor’s Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
Life Health and Medical Sciences (9 )
Mathematics and Statistics (3 )
Other Physical Sciences (5 )
Affirmation I certify that I have not previously been employed by CDC or by a contractor working directly for CDC. I
understand that CDC does not permit individuals with a prior employment relationship with CDC or its
contractors to participate as trainees in the ORISE program. (Exceptions may be granted for individuals who,
since the previous CDC employment, have obtained a new STEM degree which necessitates training in a new
Opportunity Title: CDC Clinical Chemistry Fellowship
Opportunity Reference Code: CDC-NCEH-DLS-2022-0201
Generated: 5/24/2022 8:05:36 AM

The Office of Faculty Affairs works to advance the University’s internationalization goals and support efforts to expand global engagement in the colleges and divisions. As such, OFA is pleased to announce an Internationalization Grant pilot program, which will award up to $5,000 for projects that advance the university’s internationalization agenda as described in SP4.0 and/or the university’s internationalization and global engagement strategy

This program is announced on the Global Engagement website. Click here for full details. 

Project topics may focus on the following but other proposals are welcome:  

  • Integrating global learning into the curriculum and co-curriculum 
  • Fostering a vibrant and inclusive campus culture for domestic and international students, staff, and faculty 
  • Preparing graduates to work effectively in a diverse society and as global citizens 
  • International student, faculty, and staff retention 
  • Fostering strategic international partnerships or participation in global consortia which amplify OSU’s global profile and impact 

This is a pilot program for AY2022-23 which will be assessed for impact in spring 2023. If the program is approved to continue, it will become a matching program with home units.  

The application process is now open via Qualtrics. Funding for this program is limited. To learn more, see the attached Call for Proposals or visit our website.

Congratulations to our 2022 graduates! 
Commencement is one of the major milestones in life. Please join our graduates, their families and your colleagues to celebrate this important accomplishment at the College of Science graduation reception on Friday, June 10 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. RSVP by June 7!We are extremely proud of our graduates and all they have accomplished. Please encourage any graduating students in your classes to attend this celebration. We want to send them off with good wishes as they go out and transform the world through science. We will have a festive photo booth, Benny Beaver attending and delicious snacks and beverages for all. 
RSVP today
Friday, June 10, 2022Valley Library Quad outside Kidder Hall
3:30 – 5 p.m.

To make accommodations for disabilities, call 541-737-4811 or email
Parking questions? Visit

The Office of Faculty Affairs is pleased to announce that we are hosting a second cohort of the Public Voices Fellowship program facilitated by the OpEd Project starting in September 2022. As a reminder, we ran our first cohort through this program in March through August of 2021.

The Public Voices Fellowship program is a prestigious national initiative to change who writes history. It has been piloted at top universities across the country, with the goal of enabling a more diverse set of thinkers to contribute to important public discourse. The fellowship offers an opportunity for mid-career and senior faculty members and administrators to receive training, engage with a prestigious network of journalists, and be part of a professional development cohort centering around public impact and media communications. 

This fellowship is especially timely given the current dialogue on gender, racial, economic and other forms of inequities within our social institutions, and the low representation of women and other underrepresented minorities in the science, engineering and medical professions. 

We would like your help identifying promising participants, thought leaders in their fields, who would be interested in a cohort-based experience that will help them increase their contributions to public discourse. 

  1. Our 2022 Public Voices Fellowship cohort is limited to 20 participants. 
  2. All academic faculty are eligible to apply, however, this program may be best suited for associate professors and full professors who have developed their academic scholarship and are seeking to expand into public scholarship. 
  3. Administrators and professional faculty who have established a track record of scholarship or recognition in their field are also eligible and encouraged to apply. 

The cost for this program is $3,250 per fellow. The Office of Faculty Affairs will provide a 50% match ($1,625 per fellow) for applicants who are selected for these fellowships; the balance of the cost would be supported through academic units or professional development funds. 

If you have individuals in mind who may have interest in this program, please forward names to Bob Mason by Wednesday May 25 and indicate to them that they will need a co-sponsor them if selected for a fellowship. We will be reaching out and inviting applications on an ongoing basis as names are shared. 

The Office of Faculty Affairs will host a Q&A session about the fellowship within the next couple of weeks. Details are forthcoming.

The University of Chicago is now accepting applications for our Discover UChicago program, our annual diversity preview weekend scheduled for October 20-22, 2022. This program is intended for individuals from diverse backgrounds who are planning to apply to graduate school in the fall of 2022 with the intention of matriculating in the fall of 2023. (Our MD/PhD program is also participating, and welcomes applicants who will matriculate the following year.)

This exciting event combines workshops, meetings with UChicago faculty and students, and opportunities to explore our community and the city of Chicago.

Students interested in doctoral programs, as well as master’s programs in the majority of our schools and divisions, are encouraged to apply online by August 15, 2022 at 11:59 PM. Students from underrepresented backgrounds, first generation and low income college students, women in STEM fields, and undocumented students are especially encouraged to apply. A full list of participating programs may be found on our DU program website. For application instructions, students should visit our application page. To hear directly from program alumni who are current students at the University of Chicago, applicants can check out our student testimonials page. 

We hope you will share this announcement with your students and colleagues and encourage them to Discover UChicago. Any questions may be directed to me at

Notice of Available Ph.D. Position Starting September 2022

The Oregon State University Biodeterioration Laboratory is seeking a Ph.D. student to perform research into the environmental impacts of creosote. The project will employ a combination of environmental monitoring, lab-based experimentation and modelling to both measure and enable predictions of the impacts of creosote-treated wood on aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The student will gain extensive experience using GC-MS to quantify polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) from environmental samples. In addition, the student will be expected to develop a lab-scale leaching test to measure PAH migration rates from creosote-treated commodities. Finally, the student will be expected to develop excel-based predictive models to predict environmental PAH concentrations resulting from the presence of creosote-treated commodities in specific environments. A typical Ph.D. program in this field will run for four successive years.

Preferred Qualifications:

  1. Master’s degree in wood science, environmental chemistry, ecological engineering or related field


Exceptional performance in a bachelor’s degree program in the above disciplines

  • Experience working in an environmental chemistry laboratory
  • Experience making models in Excel

Please contact Dr. Gerald Presley for more information and application.

NSF and DOE announce partnership for science and engineering research

May 5, 2022

The U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Department of Energy, through its Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), signed a Memorandum of Understanding on March 23, 2022, continuing their longstanding partnership for collaboration on scientific and engineering research to bolster national energy policy.

The Memorandum of Understanding enables additional cooperation between the two agencies where mutually beneficial opportunities emerge. NSF and DOE EERE often have complementary roles in fostering U.S. research and innovation, and together they advance discoveries from the laboratory bench to commercial implementation.

“NSF’s clean-energy investments create broad new understanding and innovations with the potential to increase energy efficiency, enhance sustainability, mitigate climate change, or lead to other societal benefits,” said Susan Margulies, NSF assistant director for Engineering. “We look forward to partnering with the Department of Energy to speed the translation of these advances for the benefit of the nation and a clean energy future.”

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