Hiring multiple, temporary positions. Positions are available at the bachelor’s, master’s and postdoctoral level. Multiple locations.
The COVID-19 Laboratory Associate Program is a temporary (up to 8 months), full-time appointment that allows bachelor’s-, master’s- and doctoral-level scientists to gain valuable experience in laboratory science, while networking with scientists on the front lines of public health.
Associates are placed in local and state public health laboratories throughout the US and its territories. Once in their host laboratories, associates are supervised by laboratory personnel and work on critical projects related to COVID-19 response. Appropriate training is provided as needed. Associates fill varied and critical roles at all levels of public health laboratories including:
- Entering data on COVID-19 samples into laboratory information systems
- Preparing COVID-19 samples for testing
- Performing molecular or serologic testing on COVID-19 samples
- Preparing testing, biosafety or quality assurances protocols
- Analyzing laboratory data to assure testing quality, evaluate trends and inform laboratory best practices
- Building informatics solutions to enable laboratory information systems to store and report COVID-19 test results.
In addition to laboratory-specific work, associates participate in distance-based training and learning activities to achieve proficiency in select public health laboratory core competencies.
- Stipend ($40,000-$67,000 annually);
- $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.
- 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: www.aphl.org/C19-Associate