FDA’s Division of Biotechnology and GRAS Notice Review is looking for an ORISE fellow with qualifications in plant biology, molecular biology, and other appropriate fields to provide research support (data collection and analysis; non-laboratory) to our Biotechnology Consultation Program.
FDA’s Division of Biotechnology and GRAS Notice Review (DBGNR) is responsible for the evaluation of safety and nutritional assessments, which are submitted to FDA by developers of new plant varieties intended for food and feed uses. To this end, DBGNR must keep abreast of advances in the science of genetic engineering as well as of industry and academic trends in the new plant variety development, including methodology and traits. This project involves training in the evaluation of biotechnology safety and nutritional assessments under FDA’s Biotechnology Consultation Program. The participant will be expected to use this knowledge to identify and analyze the impacts of recent scientific advances and plant breeding trends to the Agency’s biotechnology policy and to provide science-based support for program improvement or further research directions.
For more specific information please contact Carrie.McMahon@fda.hhs.gov.
We are actively seeking candidates and hope to fill the position before the end of July.
For information on ORISE fellowships: http://orise.orau.gov/science-education/internships-scholarships-fellowships/default.aspx
Via Mary Williams