Job: National Center for Health Statistics

The National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), an in-person household survey conducted annually since 1957, is one of the principal sources of data on the Nation’s health. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) is seeking a Service Fellow to develop and test new questions for NHIS; work closely with the NCHS Questionnaire Design Research Laboratory; assist in the preparation of Office of Management and Budget and institutional review board clearances and other reviews; research new topical areas and modes of interview administration for the survey; develop specifications for survey questions; prepare statistical analyses of subject matter and qualitative data for presentation and publication; and interface with survey sponsors, data users, and the data collection contractor.

The Service Fellow will be offered an initial 24-month appointment, with potential for extension for up to 5 years. An initial salary of $51,630–$115,742 will be offered based on education, skills, and experience.

This fellowship is open to all citizens of the United States and to legal permanent residents with a work authorization. Applicants must have successfully completed a master’s or doctoral degree from a recognized college or university in a social or behavioral science, statistics, demography, epidemiology, survey research methods, or related field. Additional qualifications and application procedures are identified in the online job announcement.

Applications will be accepted through March 5, 2012.

Inquiries about the fellowship can be directed to Marcie Cynamon at


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