*Applications will be reviewed on a rolling-basis.
An opportunity is available at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), Office of Research, Division of Animal and Food Microbiology located in Laurel, Maryland.
The overall goal of the project is to evaluate various mitigation strategies that may be applied in animal food using traditional microbiological and cutting-edge metagenomic approaches. The participant will be performing sample preparation, mitigation treatments, microbiological and metagenomic analysis of treatment effects, and assisting with the preparation of reports and manuscripts. The participant will also be involved in antimicrobial resistance research in bacterial pathogens from a One Health perspective. During the project, the participant will be trained on literature review, experimental design, laboratory methods, data analysis, and scientific writing. The participant will be encouraged to make research presentation at internal and external meetings and publish research findings in peer-reviewed scientific journals.
Anticipated Appointment Start Date: March 15, 2021
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.
If you have questions, send an email to ORISE.FDA.OC.email@example.com. Please include the reference code for this opportunity (FDA-CVM-2021-0001) in your email.