Summer research opportunities are available at the National Center for Toxicological Research (NCTR), a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) facility in Jefferson, Arkansas. Selected individuals will train alongside NCTR investigators who conduct FDA mission-critical, translational research that provides a scientifically sound basis for FDA regulatory decisions, and that reduces risks associated with FDA-regulated products.
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 (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and the FDA. The appointment period is full time for up to 10 weeks beginning May 21, 2018. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Participants do not become employees of the FDA or the program administrator, and there are no fringe benefits paid.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen at least 18 years of age at the time of the appointment. Applicants must be a student in good standing at an accredited U.S. college or university, or accepted as an entering graduate or professional student at an accredited college or university, with a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or higher (based on a 4.0 scale). Majors that are eligible include physics, mathematics, statistics, engineering (bioengineering, biomedical, chemical and engineering sciences), nanotechnology and computer science (scientific computing and informatics). Other eligible areas of study include life health and medical sciences, and other physical sciences.
How to Apply
Apply online at
A complete application consists of:
- An application
- A current resume/CV, including academic history, employment history, relevant experiences and a publication list
- Two educational or professional references
- All documents must be in English or include an official English translation.
The application deadline is February 16, 2018.
**If you have completed your associate, bachelor’s or master’s degree and have been accepted or enrolled in the next level degree program for fall 2018, be sure to include that information in your personal profile on Zintellect so the system will allow you to continue to the rest of the application.
If you have questions, send an email to [email protected]. Please include the reference code for this opportunity in your email (FDA-NCTR-2018-0116).