About DLS: The Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS) of the National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is seeking applicants for a Biochemical Markers Fellowship opportunity. DLS uses advanced laboratory science and innovative techniques to improve the detection, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of environmental, tobacco-related, nutritional, newborn, selected chronic and selected infectious diseases. DLS also works to improve the rapid and accurate detection of chemical threat agents, radiologic threat agents, and selected toxins.
Projects: Participants will join laboratory teams to develop and apply analytical methods to characterize and quantify biochemical markers, including those in biologic specimens (such as serum or urine), that are relevant to disease and harmful exposures. DLS currently has more than 170 active methods and 230+ mass spectrometers in use.
Selected candidates will be placed in one of seven branches within DLS (see website for branch information.) They will gain hands-on experience using state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation and automation equipment. DLS offers a stimulating research environment that enables ORISE fellows to gain practical experience in applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of public health.
Qualifications: Applicants should be Bachelor’s or Master’s graduates with degrees in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or Microbiology. Must be a U.S. citizen.
The program will run Sept 15, 2021 – Sept 12, 2022. The stipend for Bachelor’s fellows will be approx. $3,800 montly.
Applications due July 19, 2021 at 3:00 PM EST.