Job Overview


What exciting career opportunities await you at CDC?

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is the agency Americans trust with their lives. As a global leader in public health, CDC is the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention, and preparedness agency. Whether we are protecting the American people from public health threats, researching emerging diseases, or mobilizing public health programs with our domestic and international partners, we rely on our employees to make a real difference in the health and well-being of people here and around the world.

Who May Apply: Open to US citizens and applicants eligible under Schedule A authority.

***This announcement was modified to include a language question.***

This announcement will be used to fill positions in support of the Ebola hiring initiative. This announcement will be open for 90 days with option to extend up to eleven (11) months in 90 day increments.

This position is located in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Deployment statement: Incumbent may be requested to deploy to West Africa, which will require securing a USG passport, passing medical clearances, and taking required health & safety trainings.

This announcement will be used to fill positions in various geographical locations.

Positions may be filled as temporary or term with a full-time work schedule.

CDC Financial Disclosure —OGE form 450 Holding ourselves to a higher standard; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention inspires public confidence in its trust responsibilities and mission by maintaining high ethical principles. This position is subject to the confidential financial disclosure requirements of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (P.L. 95-521). Therefore, if selected, you will be required to complete a Confidential Financial Disclosure Report (OGE Form 450) to determine if a conflict or an appearance of a conflict exists between your financial interest and your prospective position with the agency. This Information will be required annually.

CDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


As a Microbiologist you will:

  • Evaluate data collection, quality control and data utilization methods used to study emerging public health problems and issues.
  • Provide scientific advice and consultation.
  • Evaluate and perform a variety of laboratory tests and processes.
  • Design, plan and initiate scientific studies, surveillance activities, surveys and investigations in the field of emerging public health problems and issues.
  • Comply with all ethical guidelines for scientific and human subjects research.

Supervisory Status


Travel Required

  • Occasional Travel
  • As required by the position.

Relocation Authorized

  • Yes
  • Relocation expenses may be authorized

Who May Apply

This job is open to…

United States Citizens

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