A complete application consists of:
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
If you have questions, send an email to FDArpp@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.
An opportunity is available at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) in Laurel, Maryland.
The Division of Toxicology (DOT) at FDA/CFSAN/OARSA establishes and conducts cohesive mission-relevant research in toxicology and molecular biology to help ensure the safety of the U.S. food supply.
In fulfilling this mission, the DOT:
DOT provides laboratory capabilities including: 1) the Center’s laboratory facilities involved with the development and validation of alternative methods for screening food-related chemicals for toxicity, and 2) the Center’s animal testing facilities when in vivo studies are necessary to answer specific questions about chemical hazards found in Foods, Cosmetics and Dietary Supplements.
The participant will be placed in a multidisciplinary team and will be trained on identifying, developing, and validating promising predictive toxicology methods so that they can be integrated into regulatory safety and risk assessments.
Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will participate in the following areas:
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and FDA. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of FDA contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at FDA in the Laurel, Maryland, area. Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.
The Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 (HSPD-12) mandates a background check be completed for both U.S. Citizens and foreign nationals. Foreign nationals must have resided in the U.S. for at least three (3) of the past five (5) years in order for FDA to be able to complete a background check.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: March 31, 2019
The qualified candidate must have received a doctoral degree in one of the biological sciences. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.