offers a two-year Fellowship Program, which provides an opportunity for health
professionals and scientists to receive training and experience at the FDA.
Fellows will train at FDA's White Oak campus in Silver Spring, Maryland or at
other FDA facilities. Salaries are extremely competitive, and travel funds are
available to attend scientific meetings.
FDA is now accepting applications for the 2011 class of FDA
Commissioner's Fellows. To apply, please visit the application section.
Applications will be accepted until midnight EST on February 15, 2011.
Fellowship Program combines rigorous graduate-level coursework with the
development of a regulatory science research project. Under the guidance
of an FDA senior scientist Preceptor committed to mentoring, Fellows will
explore a specific aspect of FDA regulatory science. This experience can be in
a biology, physics or engineering lab, in a clinical review team, in
biostatistics, informatics, epidemiology, risk analysis, or other aspects of
coursework is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of the science
behind regulatory review, encompassing the activities of the FDA across foods,
drugs, devices, biologics, cosmetics, and tobacco. Coursework during the two
years includes public policy, FDA law, epidemiology, clinical trials and
design, and statistics.
must have a Doctoral level degree (M.D., D.O., D.V.M., D.D.S., D.P.M.,
Pharm.D., or Ph.D.) to be eligible. Applicants with a Bachelor's degree in an
engineering discipline will also be considered. Applicants must be U.S.
citizens, non-citizen nationals of the U.S., or have been admitted to the U.S.
for permanent residence before the program start date. Applicants cannot be
current FDA employees or FDA contractors (such as ORISE fellows). All
degree requirements (including thesis defense) must be completed prior to the
program start date.