American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE) is offering one-year regulatory policy appointments to postdoctoral scholars with advanced training in medical and biological engineering. Scholars work side-by-side with influential decision makers in the FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health in Washington, DC. This is a highly competitive program with an 8.5% acceptance rate.
The AIMBE Scholars Program is a highly competitive program, consisting of one-year immersion experiences from October 1 to September 31 in the Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) within the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on the White Oak Campus in Silver Spring, MD. AIMBE facilitates the Scholars experience throughout the program year. The program includes an orientation to public policy, as well as opportunities to network with regulatory and R&D leaders in both industry and government. Scholars are provided with a yearly stipend of $70,000, plus allowances for moving expenses to Washington and attendance at scientific conferences throughout the program-year.
Applications due December 5, 2017 for the October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019 program year.
Applicants to the AIMBE Scholars Program must hold a PhD-level degree in biomedical or biological engineering or a related field, be a U.S. citizen, and have an excellent record of achievement. A current U.S. passport and valid driver’s license are required.
Who should apply?
Early career candidates that have a desire to learn first-hand about the regulatory processes and decision-making efforts at FDA in order to advance their career goals. Preference provided to candidates interested in pursuing careers in industry, government, regulatory affairs, and/or R&D. This opportunity is most suited to early-career candidates within 10 years of receipt of their Ph.D.
How do I apply?
Applications require: (1) a Statement of interest (1,000 word maximum) that describes the applicant’s background and qualifications for the program, basis for interest in the program, including policy areas or issues of interest and skills to be acquired, and career goals, including how the program would support those goals and (2) a current C.V. Applications materials must be submitted online by December 5, 2017. Dissertations must be successfully defended and degrees conferred by August 31, 2018 to participate.
For questions please contact:
Sarah Mandell, AIMBE Director of Public Policy and Strategic Partnerships