Fellowship opportunity at BARDA (Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority)

Kim Petrie
August 23, 2017

Are you interested in transitioning to a career in policy for public health emergency preparedness? Consider applying for a 1-year ORISE fellowship offered by the US Department of Health and Human Services BARDA program. U.S. citizens who are enrolled in a PhD program in science, engineering, public health, or medicine (or those no more than 5 years post-bachelor's) are eligible to apply.

BARDA’s Mission is to support development and make available countermeasures for CBRN threats, pandemic influenza, and emerging infectious diseases by transitioning medical countermeasure (MCM) candidates from early development into advanced development and through regulatory approval. BARDA accomplishes this by forming novel public private partnerships with pharmaceutical and biotech companies to promote research and development.

The ORISE Research Participation Program at the HHS/ASPR Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) is a training and succession planning mechanism designed to provide graduate students and postgraduates, opportunities to participate in animal model and medical countermeasure (MCM) research and development. The program provides educational experiences and training in a variety of disciplines supporting the advanced development of both pharmaceuticals and devices as a means to introduce highly motivated participants to public health as a viable career field.

ORISE Fellows will engage in the following opportunities:

Professional training and educational programs
Literature research
Engagement across federal agencies as it relates to CBRN threats
Scientific /educational and development projects that support the mission of BARDA
Research impact and outcome analysis
Assist in the development of related policy documents
Apply the latest science to pharmaceutical and product development

Tentative start date is October 2017. For more information and application instructions, visit https://www.phe.gov/about/coo/internships/Pages/orise.aspx