The APHL-CDC Bioinformatics Fellowship aims to train and prepare bioinformaticians to apply their expertise within public health and design tools to aid existing public health personnel in the use of bioinformatics. The Bioinformatics Fellowship provides professionals the opportunity to apply their skills to a wide range of important and emerging public health problems while gaining experience in their fields. Whether your specialty is metagenomics, algorithms/software development, microbial genomics or another research area, we have a place for you!
The program is a one-year full-time working fellowship for post-master’s and post-doctoral level bioinformaticians. Postdoctoral fellows may extend for an additional year, provided funding is available. Fellows are placed in state, local and federal (CDC) public health laboratories throughout the US and collaborate on a wide range of important and emerging public health problems. Fellows are supervised by an experienced mentor and work on real-world infectious diseases projects. Fellows will collaborate with public health laboratorians, epidemiologists and other subject matter experts to synthesize and correlate data into actionable public health information as part of ongoing AMD projects. In addition to project-specific work, fellows participate in distance-based training and learning activities to achieve proficiency in select public health laboratory core competencies.
- Stipend ($54,095 for master’s level; $65,448 for doctoral level)
- Allowance for required health insurance
- Relocation assistance
- Professional development allowance
- Student membership to APHL
- Access to distance-based learning activities to achieve proficiency in select public health laboratory core competencies
- Master’s or doctoral degree required. Relevant degrees include: bioinformatics or related discipline. Applicants are required to have demonstrated education and/or experience in bioinformatics
- Narrative statement;
- Resume or CV;
- Three (3) references for letters of recommendation;
- Transcripts from all degree-granting institutions.
Eligibility and Requirements:
- Applicants must have completed degree requirements prior to starting the program
- Applications are now open. Complete applications must be received by the application deadline, February 28, 2021.