The Clinical and Environmental Microbiology Branch (CEMB) is the laboratory branch in the Division of Healthcare Quality Promotion (DHQP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, GA. The mission of DHQP is to protect patients; protect healthcare personnel; and promote safety, quality, and value in both national and international healthcare delivery systems. The Biofilm team in CEMB is seeking applications for a Master's level ORISE Fellow. The team performs applied laboratory research to detect, prevent, and control antimicrobial-resistant organisms and healthcare pathogens associated with microbial biofilms in healthcare settings.

The fellows will join the Team as a Microbiologist to assist with ongoing research projects related to the detection of antibiotic resistant organisms from premise plumbing wastewater, and projects investigating the use of bacteriophage or other novel strategies for the prevention and control of biofilm-associated pathogens and antimicrobial resistant organisms in the healthcare environment. The fellow's training opportunities will include working with biofilm model systems, DNA extraction, PCR, methods for bacteriophage characterization, and assistance with whole genome and metagenomic sequencing. The fellow will gain experience working with other teams and branches within DHQP and in communicating findings with CDC colleagues and public health partners.

Please contact Dr. Rodney Donlan ( if interested.