Associate Service Fellowship (Behavioral Scientist) in the Research and Evaluation Branch, Division of Violence Prevention, NCIP

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Wednesday, 25 January 2023
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
Division of Violence Prevention (DVP)
Research and Evaluation Branch (REB)


The following NCIPC announcement opened Thursday, January 12, 2023 and closes Wednesday, January 25, 2023.  Vacancies will be filled in the Division of Violence Prevention (DVP), Research and Evaluation Branch (REB).   In addition, you are encouraged to apply as vacancies may be filled in other divisions/offices utilizing this announcement.

Online Job Announcement:


Vacancy Position Information: Associate Service Fellow (Behavioral Scientist)

Opening Date: Thursday, January 12, 2023

Closing Date: Wednesday, January 25, 2023

Location:  Atlanta, GA

How to Apply:

Submit the following documentation:

  • Cover letter or statement of interest
  • Resume or CV
  • College Transcripts

Documentation should be submitted to: 

by 11:59 PM EST January 25, 2023.


The position is for an Associate Service Fellow (Behavioral Scientist) in the Research and Evaluation Branch (REB), Division of Violence Prevention (DVP), NCIPC, CDC.  REB plans, directs, and conducts etiological research, effectiveness research, dissemination and implementation research, and rigorous evaluations of strategies and approaches that focus on the prevention of violence.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services

Sub-Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Center Name: National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)

Salary: $87,466 – $113,706

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Appointment Duration: 2 years with the opportunity for extension up to 5 years

Bargaining Unit Status: Non-Bargaining Unit


Position Description (per vacancy announcement: )


This position is located in CDC’s Office of the Deputy Director for Non-Infectious Diseases (ODDNID), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC), Division of Violence Prevention (DVP) in Atlanta GA.  DVP is committed to stopping violence before it begins. The Division’s work in violence prevention involves:

  • Monitoring violence-related behaviors, injuries, and deaths;
  • Conducting research on the factors that put people at risk or protect them from violence;
  • Developing and evaluating the effectiveness of violence prevention strategies, programs, and policies;
  • Helping state and local partners plan, implement, and evaluate prevention programs; and
  • Conducting research on the dissemination and implementation of evidence-based prevention strategies, programs, and policies and ensuring their widespread adoption.

Through its programs and initiatives, DVP works with national organizations, state and local health agencies, researchers, and other partners to develop, implement, and promote effective violence prevention programs, practices, and policies.

DVP’s Research and Evaluation Branch (REB) plans, directs and conducts etiologic and formative research, effectiveness research, dissemination/implementation research, and rigorous program evaluations focusing on the prevention of violence, including, but not limited to, adverse childhood experiences, including child abuse and neglect and child sexual abuse, community violence, youth violence, firearm-related violence, intimate partner violence including teen dating violence, sexual violence, and elder abuse.

DVP is seeking highly qualified candidates for a full-time Associate Service Fellow position as a Behavioral Scientist. Ideal candidates will have research experience and subject matter expertise in preventing ACEs that includes child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse and other forms of violence, and social determinants of health. For additional information on these violence prevention topic areas, please visit



The incumbent will:

  • Plan and conduct scientific surveys/studies, research or rigorous evaluation projects for the primary prevention of violence, with a focus on injury and interpersonal violence including the prevention of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) including child abuse and neglect, child sexual abuse and other forms of violence.
  • Identify and define behavioral aspects of injury and violence prevention using theory-based paradigms from the scientific literature.
  • Apply expertise to collect, analyze and interpret data from diverse sources, using appropriate quantitative, qualitative or mixed methods.
  • Search, synthesize and interpret information to improve the effectiveness of violence prevention strategies and approaches.
  • Provide technical assistance and scientific oversight of violence prevention research or evaluation projects.
  • Communicate information to various audiences including preparing scientific and technical reports for peer-reviewed publications and presentations at local, state and national workshops and conferences.
  • Collaborate with internal CDC staff and external government agencies, private organizations, and other stakeholders to develop and accomplish program objectives.


More Information

The full announcement for this position including basic qualifications, agency required educational qualifications, basic requirements and required documents is available online at



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