*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
Ten research opportunities are currently available in the Office of Pharmaceutical Quality/Office of Testing and Research, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in St. Louis, Missouri.
The Office of Testing and Research (OTR) is a laboratory-based office, actively engaging in project-specific Food and Drug Administration (FDA) research activities related to pharmaceutical chemistry and pharmaceutical analysis. The projects encompassed in this project will be to use dissolution, chromatography, spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, as well as other modern analytical techniques to characterize new and generic formulations, including complex drugs and biologics.
Under the guidance of a mentor the participant will develop project specific protocol with mentors consultation and laboratory management; develop product specific methods using research and development based approaches; and communicate progress on research regularly to laboratory management and internal/external stakeholders. This training opportunity is a valuable experience that will help participants to prepare for a career in government or pharmaceutical industry; hone their communication skills through preparation of manuscripts, oral presentations/posters; and learn new techniques on particular areas of pharmaceutical analysis that are often beyond the scope of formal undergraduate or graduate programs.
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 St. Louis, Missouri, area. Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.
The qualified candidate should be currently pursuing or have received a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields. Degree must have been received within five years of the appointment start date.
If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.FDA.CDER@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity (FDA-CDER-2020-0555) in your email.