Full Job Description
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
How to Apply
A complete application consists of:
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A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences, and publication list
Two educational or professional references
All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
If you have questions, send an email to FDArpp@orau.org. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email.
A postgraduate research opportunity is currently available at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA), Arkansas Laboratory.
The postdoctoral fellow will participate with multi-disciplinary research efforts within the NCTR/ORA Nanotechnology Core Facility.
The Nanotechnology Core Facility was developed to support the technical needs of scientists involved in determining the toxicity, safety, and characterization of nanomaterials. This facility supports research efforts at the FDA’s ORA, the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences National Toxicology Program.
Collaborative and research activities the participant will learn and participant in include:
Development and validation of novel methods to isolate organic and inorganic nanomaterials in food and cosmetic products for use in a regulatory environment.
Characterization of nanomaterials in complex matrices using multiple analytical instruments such as electron microscopy (TEM and FESEM), inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS), high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC), X-ray diffraction (XRD), X-ray fluorescence (XRF), light scattering, Raman spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).
Writing reports and manuscripts for publication
The desired start date is December 1, 2018.
This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education, was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and FDA. The initial appointment is for one year, but may be renewed upon recommendation of FDA contingent on the availability of funds. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. The appointment is full-time at FDA’s ORA Arkansas Regional Lab in Jefferson, Arkansas. Participants do not become employees of FDA, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits.
Applicants must have received a doctorate in chemistry or a related discipline within five years prior to the desired starting date, or completion of all requirements for the degree should be expected prior to the start date.
Knowledge of Raman, HPLC, NMR, ICP-MS and spICP-MS; and a background in nanotechnology, regulatory science and public health is desired.
In order to pass the necessary background check applicants must have lived within the United States for at least 3 of the past 5 years.
Degree: Doctoral Degree received within the last 60 month(s).
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