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CDC Laboratory Leadership Service Program

Posted by on Wednesday, April 26, 2023 in Announcements .

The LLS program is a one-of-a-kind fellowship opportunity that bridges lab science and public health and delivers expert training in the competencies required to lead a public health laboratory or program. It provides unparalleled opportunities for career growth and progression.

LLS fellows are selected from among highly qualified, eligible applicants drawn to public health service and interested in practical application of laboratory methods to a wide range of contemporary public health problems. To apply for LLS, you must:

  • Be willing to commit to a 2-year, full-time program that begins in July with a month-long training in Atlanta, Georgia
  • Be willing to relocate to your assignment. Assignments may be at a CDC headquarters laboratory in Atlanta; another CDC laboratory throughout the country; or a state, local, territorial, or tribal public health laboratory.
  • Meet the specified eligibility requirements

The LLS application process is competitive. Successful applications include:

  • A compelling explanation of the candidate’s interest in a public health career
  • Professional experience communicating technical laboratory skill, initiative, and leadership potential
  • Volunteer experience that demonstrates a service-oriented mindset
  • Personal statement responses that explain how LLS will help the candidate reach their goals

 For LLS application questions, see our Program Information page or contact us at

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