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APHL-CDC COVID-19 Laboratory Associate-Data Management & Informatics

Hiring multiple, temporary positions. Positions are available at the bachelor’s, master’s and postdoctoral level. Multiple locations.
COVID-19 Laboratory Associates use and expand their skill set while assisting public health laboratories with the COVID-19 pandemic response. Positions are temporary (6-8 months), full-time appointments and will allow you to gain valuable experience while networking with scientists on the front lines of public health.
Associates work in local and state public health laboratories through­out the US and its territories and work on critical projects related to COVID-19 response. Appropriate on the job training is provided as needed. Associates fill critical roles at all levels of the laboratory response, including:
  • Entering data on COVID-19 samples into laboratory information systems;
  • Analyzing laboratory data to assure testing quality, analyze trends and inform laboratory best practices;
  • Building informatics solutions to enable laboratory information sys­tems to store and report COVID-19 test results.
  • Stipend ($55,000-60,000/year bachelor’s level; $60,000-67,000/year master’s level; $67,000/year doctoral-level)
  • $500/month allowance for required medical 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.
  • Varies depending on needs of host laboratories. Minimum bachelor’s degree. Some appointments may require advanced degree(s) and specific experience.
Application Requirements: 
  • 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 accepted on a rolling basis and must be submitted online. 
Work Location: US state, local, and territorial public health laboratories 
For online application and more information see: