Event: Career Opportunities with the FDA
Join us as we welcome Dr. La’Nissa Brown-Baker discuss career options at the Food and Drug Administration.
Thursday, March 23
Light Hall 202
Sponsored by the BRET Office of Career Development ASPIRE Program
Featuring Dr. La’Nissa Brown-Baker, Associate Director for Scientific Staffing, Office of the Commissioner, Office of Medical Products and Tobacco (OMPT), FDA, DHHS
The Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) mission is advancing and protecting public health. FDA is seeking STEM professionals to support mission critical work through STEM-driven regulation of products. This presentation will provide an 1) overview of FDA and STEM careers, 2) the federal resume and hiring process, and 3) tips on pursuing FDA career opportunities. You want to make a difference-FDA wants to hire you!
Dr. La’Nissa A. Brown-Baker serves as the Associate Director for Scientific Staffing at the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA or the Agency), Office of the Commissioner, Office of Operations. In this role, she works closely with her staff to develop innovative outreach ideas, recruitment strategies, professional development, and retention efforts for all science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) professionals at FDA. Also, she provides oversight for the Agency’s Pathways Programs which is aimed at recruiting students and recent graduates to FDA. Dr. Brown-Baker received her Bachelor of Science (B.S.), majoring in Biology with a Chemistry minor from Alabama State University; and earned her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Biomedical Sciences in the Department of Pharmacology specializing in Toxicology at Meharry Medical College. She is also a certified Toxicologist as a Diplomate of the American Board of Toxicology (DABT certification). Dr. Brown-Baker has over twenty-five years of biomedical science experience, ten years of which includes review of FDA-regulated products as a Pharmacologist (Pharmacology/Toxicology Reviewer). In addition to being an experienced regulatory scientist and researcher, she has passion for STEM recruitment, outreach, and advocacy for historically underrepresented groups, and greater STEM diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.