Position Title: Digital Slide Archival Assistant Intern
Location: CDC, Roybal Campus, 1600 Clifton Road, NE, Atlanta, GA 30329
Start Date: November 1, 2019 – May 31, 2020 (estimated)
Duration: Up to 180 calendar days (up to one year if earning academic credit)
Hours: A minimum of 10 hours per week (flexible, based on schedule) This is an unpaid internship. Applicants must be current students.
This position is located in the National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases (NCEZID), Division of High Consequence Pathogens & Pathology (DHCPP), Infectious Disease Pathology Branch (IDPB).
Interest in biology and/or life science preferred, but not required
Description: IDPB has a large collection of digitized glass slides from interesting cases of infectious disease that need careful sorting and organization for long-term archival and access through database software. A laboratory assistant is needed to organize the files, name the files appropriately, and sort and upload files into database software (eSlide Manager).
• Become familiar with digital slides, the archival system, and eSlide Manager database software (training will be provided)
• Rename files, sort files, and upload pertinent clinical information
• Work with the ePathology unit of IDPB to ensure archival system meets branch needs
• Must be detail-oriented with excellent communication skills
• Good organizational skills
• Attention to detail when working with numbers, including lists
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Adherence to laboratory safety practices
• Ability to work in a fast-paced, highly time-sensitive environment, while ensuring high quality and efficiency
• Ability to work well independently and as part of a team
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals within CDC and with external organizations
• Ability to manage multiple projects with varying tasking, short turnaround times, and meet or exceed all deadlines
• Ability to prioritize work
• Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills
• Ability to efficiently use Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access), and SharePoint
• Demonstrates initiative on assignments and projects, and proactively tackles responsibilities
• Ability to produce accurate documents and materials with little or no supervision
Students must be able to work at least 10 hours a week in the CDC Office. The work schedule for this position
is flexible and will be discussed and approved by both parties.
Submit resumes via email to the CDC Human Resources Customer Service Helpdesk at HRCS [at] cdc [dot] gov with the subject “SWEP Student Volunteer Program – Digital Slide Archival Assistant Intern” no later than 4 p.m., Monday, October 14, 2019. Students selected for interviews will be contacted, and the student(s) selected for participation will be required to complete additional paperwork.