*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.A research opportunity is available with the Office of the Associate Director for Science, Division of Overdose Prevention (DOP) within the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) located in Atlanta, Georgia. Throughout the course of this research project, the participant will receive training on high-priority, high-impact issues in overdose prevention, including but not limited to cannabis and opioid/drug overdose prevention. The Division’s strategic plan includes conducting surveillance and research; building state, tribal, local, and territorial capacity for prevention; supporting providers, health systems, and payers in implementing evidence-based practices; partnering with public safety to enhance prevention; and empowering consumers to make safe choices. This fellowship will offer the opportunity to learn about and obtain training in the following areas:Research priorities and response to scientific policy concernsResearch methodology, design, and implementationScientific regulations pertaining to data collection and human subjects researchTracking national health objectivesBest practices in scientific trainingResponding to policy and partnership requestsReviewing scientific products for accuracy and consistency with CDC and HHS policySpecifically, this position will focus on activities in the newly created Cannabis Strategy Unit (CSU). The primary goal of the CSU is to monitor and address use of and exposure to cannabis, and the associated health and social effects. Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant may be involved in the following activities: Leveraging existing surveillance systems to analyze available data related to cannabis use and health effectsAssisting in the coordination of meetings with key partners internal and external to CDC and expanding opportunities for cannabis-related data collectionTracking state policies related to cannabis and evaluating the associated effects of those policiesDisseminating scientific knowledge to community partners and the general public through CDC’s cannabis website, fact sheets, and scientific presentationsAnticipated Appointment Start Date: December 1, 2020This 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.NCIPC@orau.org.