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Open Positions with the FDA

The ORISE Research Participation Program at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is an educational and training program designed to provide college students, recent graduates, and university faculty opportunities to connect with the unique resources of the FDA. With the support of an assigned mentor, participants have authentic research experiences using equipment not found on most college campuses. These research experiences compliment the educational nature of the programs and make participants aware of potential STEM employment opportunities at the sponsoring agency. Participants will have access to unique research and training opportunities, top scientists and engineers, and state-of-the-art facilities and equipment. New ORISE Research Participation opportunities are available at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration!

Data Science Fellowship

Office of the Commissioner | Silver Spring, MD | MONTHLY STIPEND PROVIDED

This project will assemble data on sex-based differences in toxic responses. Sex-based differences in adverse reactions to medical device products such as cardiac devices and radiation or drugs are a subject of significant interest. The participant will interact with a knowledgeable collaborator and a team on data mining of adverse events databases and assembling results from literature searching into an integrated database. Retrieval of sex-specific toxicity data will be organized for use in the pre-market evaluation of the safety of medical devices including chemicals found in extracts, as well as adverse outcomes of radiation exposure, and in potential post-market forensic analyses of unexpected adverse events. The participant will learn about regulatory review practices and the integration of new approaches into product evaluation standards. VIEW/APPLY
Data Science and Visual Analytics Research Opportunity
Center for Veterinary Medicine | Rockville, MD | MONTHLY STIPEND PROVIDED

Under the guidance of a mentor, potential training projects for the selected participant will rain to understand and use complex, large relational datasets using the pharmacovigilance databases available in FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. The participant will have the opportunity to use datasets on FDA’s open FDA platform. As a result of this training, the participant will gain the education and knowledge of how to use pharmacovigilance data sets to design visual analytic dashboards that meet the needs of FDA review scientists and the public. VIEW/APPLY

Animal Food Analysis Research Opportunity
Center for Veterinary Medicine | Rockville, MD | MONTHLY STIPEND PROVIDED

As a result of this training, the participant will contribute to the development of a database of current animal food test methods. In doing so, the participant will gain the education and knowledge of how to collect and summarize technical information, in order to design internal FDA reports, training materials, and/or fact sheets on animal food sampling and analysis methods. Further, the participant will be part of a Team that conducts research with animal feed contaminants/hazards and who apply their scientific knowledge in deciding whether certain feed hazards require 1) more research to more completely understand their risk to animal and human health, 2) enhanced surveillance to identify points where controls can be exercised to reduce exposure to threats to animal and human health, and 3) increased outreach to the animal feed manufacturers and animal producers to ensure they comprehend their roles in ensuring their feed and food products are safe. VIEW/APPLY

FDA Clinical Pharmacology Fellowship
Center for Drug Evaluation and Research | Silver Springs, MD | MONTHLY STIPEND PROVIDED

This project investigates multiple patient factors, alone or in concert, and their effect on drug disposition (for example: age, gender, genetics, organ dysfunction, drug-drug interactions, etc). Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will learn about policy evaluations that will advance new drug development and promote therapeutic individualization. The participant will engage with the mentor in regulatory science research efforts to support development of both scientific and regulatory policy for the Office of Clinical Pharmacology. Activities may include literature review, analysis of existing and proposed policy, and/or construction of a knowledge base to store research data and inform further investigations. VIEW/APPLY

FDA Postgraduate Data Science Fellowship
Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition | College Park, MD | MONTHLY STIPEND PROVIDED

Under the guidance of a mentor, the participant will learn about the types of information required to assess the safety of substances added to, or that come into contact with food. The participant will also learn what types of data and data sources are used by the agency to assess the safety of substances added to food. The participant will observe how to architect, develop and construct an operational data store to be used for advanced analytics. The participant will get hands-on experience with how to develop a data product that utilizes data housed in the knowledge base. VIEW/APPLY

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