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Public Health Job Opportunities

ORISE Epidemiology position

The Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center (NMCPHC) ensures Navy and Marine Corps Readiness through leadership in prevention of disease and promotion of health. Through the ORISE program, the NMCPHC provides opportunities to participate in on-going applied research and development projects in the areas of Environmental Health, Engineering, Biological Sciences, Public Health, Occupational and Environmental Health, Industrial Hygiene, Environmental Sanitation and Hygiene, and Laboratory Services.

One ORISE research opportunity is available with the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center, located in Portsmouth, VA.   Under the guidance of an epidemiologist mentor,the participant will:

  • Collect, evaluate and provide public health surveillance data analysis and reporting for Navy and Marine Corps members and beneficiaries.
  • Develop/conduct epidemiologic studies and surveillance in the areas of clinical epidemiology, infectious disease, behavioral health, occupational and environmental epidemiology and injury and healthcare epidemiology.
  • Provide rapid response to request for outbreak and disease information.
  • Provide epidemiologic consulting and assistance for studies.
  • Integrate health data with other data types to provide robust analysis.
  • Investigate and study acute and chronic conditions to determine the public health impact of intervention programs.
  • Prepare raw health data for epidemiologic analysis.

This appointment is a twelve month research appointment with the option to be renewed for additional appointment terms.



Successful completion of a 2+year graduate study in an accredited college or university master’s or higher degree that included a major study in an academic field related to Epidemiology (MPH, MS, PhD).

U.S. Citizenship is required, must be able to pass a background investigation.

SAS 9.4 experience is desired.

Microsoft Office experience is desired

Eligibility Requirements
  • Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
  • Degree: Master’s Degree or Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 months or currently pursuing.
  • Overall GPA: 2.50
  • Discipline(s):
    • Life Health and Medical Sciences (47 )


Several COPH grads work in this Epi unit, so it is definitely worth a look! View the full job description online here.