Biochemical Markers Fellowship Opportunity


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH)

Division of Laboratory Sciences (DLS)

Atlanta, GA (Chamblee Campus)

Organizational Missions:

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. In these areas, the laboratory has been in the vanguard of efforts to improve people’s health across the nation and around the world.


Participants will join laboratory-based teams to develop and apply new analytical methods to characterize and quantify biochemical markers, including markersin 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 (see website for details: and will gain hands-on experience using state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation and automation equipment. DLS offers a stimulating research environment that enables summer fellows to gain practical experience in applied analytical chemistry and enhance their knowledge of public health.


Current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in Chemistry. Must be able to comply with safety and security requirements before or upon reporting to CDC.

Program Dates and Stipend:

Dates: May 23rd – August 2nd, 2019 Stipend: approximately $2,900 per month for full-time undergraduate student fellows and $3,600 for full-time graduate student fellows. Housing is available, but fellows are responsible for housing costs.

How to Apply:

The appointment is through the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) Fellowship Program.

• Apply on-line at: -DLS-2019-0013

• ORISE Posting Number: CDC-DLS-2019-0013

• Using the link above, submit the following required items: resume/CV, official transcript, two letters of recommendation, and a completed application

• Incomplete applications or submissions made after the application deadline will not be considered

Application Deadline:

January 18, 2019 Selections will be made by March 15th

For Further Information:


Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Atlanta, GA
Full time
Posted Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
Apply By: 
Friday, January 18, 2019
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