*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.A research opportunity is currently available in the Chronic Viral Diseases Branch (CVDB) within the Division of High Consequence Pathogens and Pathology (DHCPP) of the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia.Under the guidance of a mentor, the selected participant will join laboratory staff in projects related to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and Human Papillomavirus (HPV). S/he will participate with multi-site clinical studies, biorepository establishment, and development of specimen management databases, specimen processing, molecular testing, sequence and data analyses, and laboratory quality management system. Specific training opportunities may include:Development/management of biorepository databases like Freezerworks. This can involve building adequate IT infrastructure to track and monitor specimen location, handling, processing, checking-in and checking-out of biological materials and associated data sets representing a number of large-scale case-control and longitudinal studies. Develop specimen life-cycle attributes with the knowledge of relational database structure.Cataloguing, processing, and storing biologic samples while observing all safety guidelinesNucleic acid extraction (DNA and RNA), purification and evaluation of quality Laboratory testing that employs a variety of molecular techniques (such as PCR, real-time PCR, and next generation sequencing) related to genotyping/variant determination, gene copy number determination, DNA methylation and gene expression projects; metabolic, cytokine and other assays may also be studied. Participate in assay optimization and development to carry out molecular epidemiologic studies.Documentation of laboratory activities, data, summaries.Quality control and safety procedures necessary for the performance of laboratory protocols and working with biohazard materialsParticipate in laboratory quality management activitiesParticipate in the weekly Branch meetings Anticipated Appointment Start Date: May 2021This 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 can be up to 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.If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.CDC.NCEZID@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.