BARDA Fellowship Opportunities in Medical Countermeasures Research & Development
BARDA / ORISE
Location: DC, D.C.
Years of Experience:
Less than 2
4 Year Degree
Telecommuting is allowed.
Internal Number: HHS-BARDA-2023-01
The ORISE Research Participation Program has announced new fellowship opportunities at the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
BARDA provides an integrated, systematic approach to the advanced research and development of medical countermeasures for chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear agents, pandemic influenza, and emerging infectious diseases, like COVID-19, that threaten the U.S. civilian population. This is an exciting opportunity for fellows to be involved with such critical activities to help protect our Nation. Fellows will conduct research on projects related to medical countermeasure (MCMs) development, including preclinical model development, non-clinical testing and evaluation, and clinical trials. Opportunities exist to present the results of these projects at national conferences and have the findings published in peer-reviewed journals. Other opportunities may include providing support to inter-agency working groups, assisting in the development of relevant policy documents, interacting with academic and industry partners, and participating in team communications with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), drug developers, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), and National Institute of Health (NIH) all to ensure progress toward BARDA’s mission.
BARDA is engaged in program management; there will be no bench or wet lab research associated with these opportunities. Virtual presentations or travel for presentations at conferences/meetings may be required pending pandemic related travel restrictions. BARDA anticipates maintaining a largely virtual environment. The appointment is full-time and given our current remote telework posture, 100% telework from remote sites outside of the Washington, D.C. area can be considered.
Anticipated start dates: 2023; start dates are flexible and will depend on a variety of factors.
Appointment Length: The appointment will initially be for one year but may be extended for up to four more years upon recommendation of BARDA and is contingent on the availability of funds.
Participant Stipend: The participants will receive a yearly stipendin the range of $64,957-$94,199 based on current level of education.
Citizenship Requirements: This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens only.
ORISE Information: This program, administered by ORAU through its contract with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to manage the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE), was established through an interagency agreement between DOE and BARDA. The participant will receive a monthly stipend commensurate with educational level and experience, a monthly health insurance stipend supplement, and a travel allowance. Proof of health insurance is required for participation in this program. Participants do not become employees of HHS, BARDA, DOE or the program administrator, and there are no employment-related benefits such as an allowance for commuting to the office.
Questions: If you have questions about the application process, please email BARDA@orau.org and include the reference code for this opportunity.
The qualified candidate should have received a bachelor's, master's or doctoral degree in one of the relevant fields.
Strong oral and written skills
Critical thinking and data analysis
Independence, self-motivation, and the ability to take initiative
Citizenship: U.S. Citizen Only
Degree: Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, or Doctoral Degree.
ORISE connects the most talented and diverse college students, recent graduates, postdocs, and faculty to STEM internship and fellowship programs closely aligned with the interests of a variety of research facilities, including those managed for the U.S. Department of Energy and more than a dozen other federal agencies. These STEM internship and fellowship programs are key to the recruitment and preparation of the next generation of our nation’s scientific workforce.