Work Study Student CDC Researcher

Job description

Job Title: Work Study Student CDC Researcher
Location: Clayton State University
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Full/Part Time: Part-Time
Job ID: 225524
About Us

Located 15 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta, Clayton State University offers employees a diverse environment which fosters both professional and personal development. The university is committed to cultivating an environment of engaged, experienced-based learning, enriched by active community service. Clayton State offers multiple Bachelor and Master Degree programs which currently enrolls over 6,900 students in challenging campus and on-line courses.

The campus is situated just 20 minutes from downtown Atlanta on 214 beautiful acres, making access to the metropolitan area a breeze. We’ve been named a Top Workplace in Atlanta by the Atlanta-Journal Constitution for six consecutive years. And we also were named one of 79 higher education institutions across the nation in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s list of 2017 Great Colleges to Work For.

Job Summary


The Syphilis & Emerging sexually transmitted infections (STIs) Team, Laboratory Reference & Research Branch, Division of STD Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has three internship positions are available for two undergraduate and one graduate students.

Position Overview:
Interns will carry out research projects under the direction of senior scientists. The research focuses on conducting molecular surveillance of Treponema pallidum, the causative agent of the common sexually transmitted disease syphilis; evaluation & development of molecular and serologic assays for syphilis diagnosis. The successful candidates will gain practical experience in state-of-the-art serological and molecular biological techniques and will gain hands-on experience in handling chemicals and biological reagents, operating laboratory equipment, generating and analyzing scientific data.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Practice basic laboratory safety and sterilization procedures.
  • Review and research project.
  • Design and conduct experiments.
  • Collect and interpret data.
  • Present project progress in team and branch meetings and possible manuscript writing.
  • Participate in lab duties.
Required Qualifications

• Currently attending and enrolled full time in an accredited college or university.
• Pursuing a BS or MS degree in Biology, Microbiology, Immunology, or other Biological Sciences.
• Completed Sophomore year.
• Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.7.
• Laboratory experience preferred, but not required.
• Required Time Commitment: 20- 24 hours per week for one year or at least two semesters.

Position Benefits:
• Opportunity to learn the process of science and apply knowledge gained in classes.
• Gain laboratory research and presentation experiences.
• Opportunity to earn up to 3 college credit hours per semester based on the policy of each school.

Conditions of Employment

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Clayton State University, as determined by Clayton State University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Clayton State University is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws (including Title VI, Title VII, Title IX, Sections 503, and 504, AREA, ADA, E.O. 11246, and Rev. Proc. 75-50). Clayton State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution. For questions or more detailed information regarding this policy please contact the Clayton State University Office of Human Resources at (678) 466-4230. Individuals requiring disability related accommodations for participation in any event or to obtain print materials in an alternative format, please contact the Disability Resource Center at: (678) 466-5445.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/1/2021
Application Due: 7/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time