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Avalere’s FDA Fellowship Program

Posted by on Friday, August 23, 2019 in Announcements .

Avalere’s FDA Fellowship Program invites applications from advanced degreed professionals, who have strong backgrounds in science and technology and are looking to transition their scientific background into the science/health policy and business environments.

The Fellowship Program is small and highly selective. As an FDA Fellow, participants will spend 6 months immersed in health and life science regulatory policy and strategy issues to help support the efforts of Avalere’s clients that include FDA-related issues. This position is a full-time, paid fellowship, and Fellows will collaborate within our existing FDA team to increase Avalere’s presence and visibility as experts and thought-leaders in the FDA space. Fellows may also be given the opportunity to help integrate this FDA regulatory policy effort within Avalere’s health policy and commercialization spaces, as well as contribute to health economics and outcomes work.

Topics of Expetise

We prize intellectual curiosity, creativity, and mental flexibility. While current expertise in a pertinent topic is a plus, none is essential. Topics of current interest and importance include, but are not limited to:

  • Opportunities for improved regulatory efficiency during development and review
  • Impact of post-market surveillance on market access and reimbursement for new technologies
  • Implementation of a pathway for biosimilars and the associated life cycle management questions for originator biologics
  • Regulation of devices and diagnostics

Fellowship Benefits

This is a challenging and rewarding opportunity for life sciences professionals to gain valuable knowledge of regulatory issues facing healthcare companies and associated considerations during research and development. Through the Fellowship, participants will develop the ability to frame issues and guide clients with their strategic policy responses. Career guidance and mentorship are built into the Fellowship, in addition to guidance on networking and career transitioning. The Fellowship is designed to provide relevant and recognized healthcare policy experience at a top tier firm.

Candidate Requirements

A doctoral level degree (PhD, ScD, MD, DVM, etc.) in 1 of the following disciplines:

  • Medical and Health Sciences
  • Biological, Chemical, Physical, or Earth Sciences
  • Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • Computational or Statistical Sciences and Mathematics

The following degrees with a strong background in science and technology will also be considered:

  • JD
  • MA in Public Health or Public Policy

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Broad interests in health care and a natural curiosity

Previous consulting experience preferred, but not necessary


Full-time, paid fellowship at $25/hr.

How to Apply

All applications should be submitted through the Careers section of our website at Please submit a cover letter and a resume.

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