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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 ORISE.FDA.CFSAN@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.
*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
A research opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN), located in College Park, Maryland.
The selected participant's training will focus on developing laboratory and bioinformatic skills for the generation and analysis of microbiome and whole genome sequence data for FDA and evaluating phenotypic prediction instrumentation.
The participant will receive hands-on training in the following tasks:
The project assignments should provide the participant with the opportunity to receive hands-on experience that complements his/her educational and professional background and helps the participant gain knowledge in areas related to the CFSAN food safety mission.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: August 22, 2022; start date is flexible
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 College Park, Maryland, area. Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.
Completion of a successful background investigation by the Office of Personnel Management is required for an applicant to be on-boarded at FDA. OPM can complete a background investigation only for individuals, including non-US Citizens, who have resided in the US for a total of three of the past five years.
FDA requires ORISE participants to read and sign their FDA Education and Training Agreement within 30 days of his/her start date, setting forth the conditions and expectations for his/her educational appointment at the agency. This agreement covers such topics as the following:
The qualified candidate should have received a bachelor's or master's degree in one of the relevant fields (e.g. Microbiology, Forensics, Molecular Genetics, Genomics), or be currently pursuing one of the degrees with completion by July 11, 2022. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.
Candidates having a minimum of one year of molecular laboratory experience since receiving their degree are preferred.
Preferred skills/experience in:
I have lived in the United States for at least 36 out of the past 60 months. (36 months do not have to be consecutive.)