National Biosafety and Biocontainment Training Program Bethesda, MD, USA
May 13, 2019Graduate Assistant/Fellowship
PLEASE NOTE this information may contradict the required, preset fields above. The information in this description is correct; the pre-set fields are as close to accurate as possible since they cannot be left blank. Additional information regarding the Fellowships is online at www.nbbtp.org; Application packages are due August 1, 2019; fellowships begin January 8, 2020, at the NIH Bethesda campus. This is not a Graduate Assistant position, it is an advanced training Fellowship. Fellows do make a full-time commitment and may not work outside of the Fellowship but this is not a full-time job with the Federal Government. It is a two-year training program preparing Fellows for full-time employment as biosafety officers or operations and maintenance professionals in a high-containment facility as they choose. NBBTP Fellows must be US Citizens, US Nationals, or Permanent Residents with a minimum of a Bachelors degree in the life sciences or related fields. The NBBTP is a partnership between the Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) at the National Institutes of Health. The NBBTP Fellowship is designed specifically for people seeking biosafety careers in high-containment. Also, for the first time in the 11-year history of the NBBTP, we are recruiting applicants with mechanical and/or safety engineering backgrounds to train as operations and maintenance professionals in high-containment facilities. This is an intensive two years, immersive training program where Fellows are introduced to all elements of biosafety. The program includes traditional lectures, reading assignments, mentoring projects and travel to off-site conferences and training sessions. This is not a short-term internship or a full-time job with the US government or the NBBTP contractor, CDIC, Inc. This is a rare opportunity for individuals seeking work in high containment facilities to receive professional training in biosafety and biocontainment at one of the foremost biomedical research centers in the world. Additional information regarding the Fellowships is online at www.nbbtp.org; Application packages are due August 1, 2019; fellowships begin January 8, 2020, at the NIH Bethesda campus. Program Eligibility: NBBTP Fellowships are available only to U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or Nationals of the United States who meet all federal regulations and policies necessary for working with select agents. Fellows must have a minimum of a bachelors degree in the Life Sciences or related fields, be willing to relocate to the Bethesda, MD area for two years and be able to travel to participate in multi-week assignments. Additional eligibility guidelines, including information on English proficiency, are posted online at: http://www.nbbtp.org/policies-and-guidelines/ Email email@example.com with questions.