Job: Biologist/Microbiologist Fellow, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Atlanta, GA

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Biologist/Microbiologist Fellow
Job location:
Atlanta, GA 30322 United States

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Job Description

The Gonorrhea Genotyping Bioinformatics Unit within the Laboratory Reference and Research Branch (LRRB) focuses on developing and applying methods for antimicrobial resistance (AMR) typing and whole-genome sequencing (WGS) directly from clinical specimens containing Neisseria gonorrhoeae. This unit also works closely with the Genetic Phylogeny and Genetic Resistance Markers Bioinformatics Units, and there may be opportunities for collaboration on outbreak analysis, transmission cluster analysis, and support of surveillance activities or special projects.
The participants may be involved in the following activities:
• Providing customized or guided research support within a team environment.
• Evaluating new and existing methods for genetic analysis of N. gonorrhoeae.
• Evaluating new and existing methods for molecular detection of N. gonorrhoeae.
• Supporting various research projects as assigned by supervisor.
• Preparing clinical specimens and/or laboratory isolates for molecular testing.
• Performing Sanger sequencing and/or WGS on clinical specimens.
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and CDC. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of CDC contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at CDC in the Atlanta, Georgia, area. Participants do not become employees of CDC, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, or PhD in biology, microbiology, or other related scientific field of study received within the last five years is required.
• Knowledge of basic laboratory practices and universal laboratory safety precautions is required.
• Knowledge of molecular biology techniques (e.g., nucleic acid extraction, PCR, Sanger sequencing, WGS) is preferred.
• Knowledge in microbiology (e.g. bacterial culture) and data management is preferred.
Eligibility Requirements
• Degree: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 month(s).
• Discipline(s):
o Life Health and Medical Sciences
o Mathematics and Statistics

(Job number: 3916941)