The newborn screening bioinformatics and data analytics fellowship, sponsored by APHL and CDC aims to train and prepare bioinformaticians and candidates with a data analytics background to aid existing public health personnel in the use of bioinformatics and data analytics. The mission of the newborn screening fellowship is to provide a high quality training experience for building a career in public health while providing workforce capacity to the public health laboratory community. Master’s or doctoral degree required. Multiple locations. Fellowships begin in the summer of 2021.
The Newborn Screening Bioinformatics and Data Analytics Fellowship is a one-to-two year, full-time experiential training opportunity for post-master’s and post-doctoral level data scientists, pending funds. Fellows are placed in state public health laboratories throughout the US to receive training in applications of bioinformatics within a public health laboratory, and assist with newborn screening laboratory operations and research. Fellows are supervised by an experienced mentor and work on real-world newborn screening projects proposed by the host laboratory. Fellows will also collaborate on CDC-directed initiatives.
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• Stipend ($55,717/year for master’s level, $67,411/year for doctoral level)
• $500/month 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, epidemiology, genomics, molecular biology, biostatistics
• Narrative statement;
• Resume or CV;
• Three (3) references for letters of recommendation;
• Transcripts from all degree-granting institutions;
• Proof of US citizenship or permanent residency.
Eligibility and Requirements:
• Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents.
• 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.
Work Location: Multiple locations; US local and state public health laboratories
For online application and more information see: https://www.aphl.org/fellowships/Pages/NBS-Bioinformatics-Fellowship.aspx